Petrit Halilaj was born in Kostërrc (Skenderaj-Kosovo) in 1986. Lives and works in Berlin, Kosovo and Mantova. Petrit Halilaj work is concerned with tracing history and biography. The artist quotes images from his personal recollections and draws on them in his work, translating them into the changed reality of the present day and, with it, into a new context and a new ‘guise’ – which often involves considerable magnification. Halilaj pursues this investigation of the past not just on his own behalf.
Albert Heta was born in 1974 in Prishtina, Kosova. Heta's works are often simple acts of intervention in an existing social condition, responses to a given situation, or rethinking of existing objects. His notable works ‘It's time to go visiting: No visa required’, a public intervention on British Airways billboards in Prishtina (2003), Embassy of the Republic of Kosova in Cetinje, SCG' (2004) for Cetinje Biennale or his 'Kosovar Pavilion Venice Biennial 2005' (2005) distributed in collaboration with e-flux, are not merely the installations or acts of appropriation, but also acts of engagements with the conditions under which the works were accepted by the curators,media, politicians, and the public.
Reﬂections on the meaning of democracy, borders, freedom and mobility constitute core themes in Flaka Haliti’s practice. The intriguing character of Haliti’s works consists in the subjective approach she takes to political issues, with an emphasis that is always on the personal that becomes the subject of the political. The artist's works are persuasive through the very absence of explicit simulacra, therefore managing to suggest images, which through their metaphoric quality offer an object of projection or screen for subjective experience. At the same time, the complex nature of her themes — often including emotional concepts such as love, isolation and loss — withdraw from any direct imagery, to hover somewhere between the signiﬁer and the signiﬁed. Haliti lives in Munich, Vienna, and Pristina, three cities that have enabled a nurturing ground for her practice. The artist belongs to the young generation of Kosovar artists whose practice is embedded in a global rather than local discourse. While reﬂecting on her personal background, Haliti at the same time also challenges its conceptual framework
Alban Muja (born 1980) is a Kosovo-based visual artist. His works cover a wide range of media including video installation, short film,
documentary film, drawings, paintings, photographs and performance, and have been exhibited extensively in International exhibition, in festivals and shows including personal presentations as well. Mostly influenced by the social, political and social transformation processes in Kosovo and the surrounding region, he investigates history and socio-political themes and links them to his position in Kosovo today. Mostly influenced by the social, political and social transformation processes in Kosovo and the surrounding region, he investigates history and socio-political themes and links them to his position in Kosovo today.
Through a language of displacement and fragmentation, a set of objects, images and memories articulate the process of the familiar becoming unfamiliar. In her photographs, Majlinda Hoxha creates a personal environment that is sensitive to the recent political and economical situations in her home country of Kosovo. The monuments hown in the photographs demonstrate a situation that is yet to be revealed.
His artistic practice is focused on the construction of controversial topical social issues in a provocative form, very often using a humorous approach in the creation of complex installations. He intend to work across a wide use of media, including drawing, video, photography, sculpture etc.
Born in Peja, Kosova in 1970, Sislej Xhafa is known for works that could be described as ‘actions’ or conceptual strategies which challenge cultural stereotypes, preconceived prejudices and institutional structures. Often exploring the modes through which contemporary society functions, he investigates social, economic and political realities to ultimately critique consumerism and its driving mechanisms.
Dardan Zhegrova was born in 1991. He lives in Prishtina, Kosovo. His practise encompasses poetry, performance as well as video-works and objects. His recent exhibitions include I travelled the world and the seven seas at Atheneum, Antwerp (2017); Gjon Mili 2017, National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina (2017) and A Spaghetti Dress for World Peace, Park View, Los Angeles (2017). In 2017 he was awarded with the Artist of Tomorrow Award as well as the Gjon Mili Award by the National Gallery of Kosovo. Later this month he will perform at Bob’s Pogo Bar at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.