Born in Tbilisi in Georgia in 1956, Koka Ramishvili studied at the State Academy of Arts in Georgia then designed costumes for the group Georgy Balanchivadze. Since 1985 he has been a free-lance artist, and during the civil war in Georgia in 1991-92 he also worked as a documentary photographer. In Germany he exhibited for the first time in 1990 at the invitation of the artist Wolfgang Flatz, with whom he lived for awhile in Munich. Ramishvili is a member of the art-group ´Sector of Visual Investigation´ and published the art-magazine ´Signal´ from1997 to 1999. He is now living in Geneva and takes part in many networks between the eastern and western parts of Europe.