Participant Profile

Koka Vashakidze

Public Art

Koka Vashakidze is a contemporary artist based in Tbilisi, Georgia. The range of his work is extensive, from site-specific pieces to media installations. He explores the aesthetics of socio-cultural relations. Since 2013 he has been a co-editor of the art magazine Caucasus ArtMag.

During his Baku residency, Koka planned to create a media installation in the form of an Android app with the aim of bringing the community together around the common urban problem of traffic issues. He then presented data generated by users of the app to representatives of the city administration and other influential figures in order to improve the traffic situation in Baku.