Shalva Khakhanashvili (SHALVAK) visual artist and independent curator for contemporary arts; first moved to Berlin in early 90th, since 1995 permanently lives and works in Paris. 

Shalva Khakhanashvili after his first exhibition in 1988 in Tbilisi, has participated in personal and group shows in Tbilisi, Baku, Berlin, Bonn, Bruxelles, Cannakale, Chisinau, Chelyabinsk, Istanbul, Köln, London, Nantes, Moscow, Rethymnon, Sofia, Samarkand, Tashkent, St. Petersburg, Strasbourg, Thessaloniki, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn and Paris.

Shalva Khakhanashvili is the artistic director of Caravansarai – Artistic Exchanges, International program for organising contemporary Art Events and Art Forums in Eastern and Western Europe, Central Asia and Turkey.

Shalva Khakhanashvili is organizing artistic exchanges and contemporary art network between France and Georgia on regular bases.