Alevtina Kakhidze, born in Eastern Ukraine, is an artist and writer. She studied at the Kiev National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture (1999-2004) and in the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (2004-2006). Since 2002 she has exhibited her work in Ukraine as well as internationally. Kakhidze declares that her cultural identity includes parts of Ukrainian, Georgian and West European mentalities. She inherited her Georgian surname from her father, and was raised within Russian culture, in its Soviet incarnation.
She has been an active supporter of the Maidan movements during winter 2013-2014. The information war between Ukraine and Russia, West and East forms the complex basis of her work in the recent years. She also has participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide, including Manifesta 10 (2014) and the 6th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary art (2015). Based in Muzychi, Ukraine, 19 kilometers from the city capital of Kiev, Kakhidze is a conceptual artist who works with ideas of consumption, consumerism and power. Alevtina Kakhidze was a guest speaker for the Framer Framed event Impossible Dialogues on 9 April 2016, deconstructing the differences between memories/heritage of Eastern and Western Europe, supported Erste Stiftung and Europe by People.