Alevtina Kakhidze was born in eastern Ukraine. Having lived in Kiev and in Muzychi (Central Ukraine) since 1995, with the exception of two years research term at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (2004-2006) she declares about her multi-level culture identity. Art practice’s of Kakhidze are based on personal experiences and imagination, talking about consumer culture, gender, love, culture of protest and experience of war.
Alevtina Kakhidze organised three video-chanelled news broadcasts from VDNKh every day during the ten days of the Moscow biennial. At midday there was Future News, which is all about vision. In the afternoon there was Present News, about events happening at that moment in VDNKh. The Past News in the evening was based on a text about Strawberry Andreevna, who lives in Zhdanovka, a small town to the northeast of Donetsk that had some of the heaviest fighting in the war in 2014.