Artan Hajrullahu’s work is preoccupied with themes of everyday life and nostalgia. His drawings depict quotidian scenes and memories of the artist’s childhood, where the relationships between human beings and household objects tell poetic stories.
Artan Hajrullahu (born 1979 Gjilan, Kosovo), studied painting at the Academy of Arts, University of Prishtina. Hajrullahu teaches painting at the Visual Arts High School in Gjilan. He has exhibited in group shows at the National Museum of History, Tirana, 2007; The International Biennial of Drawing, Prishtina, 2010 and Varg e Vi Contemporary Art Center, Gjilan, 2010. His solo exhibitions have been held at the National Museum of History, Tirana, 2006; Kosovo Gallery of Arts, Prishtina, 2010 and the Bajraktari at Tetris, Prishtina, 2011. In 2013 he was awarded the Kosovo Artist of Tomorrow prize and the Artist of the Year, Gjilan.
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Residents from Kosovo
Giorgio Andreotta Calò
Giorgio Andreotta Caló’s research developed though a process of withdrawing fragments from reality and the reappropriation of architecture, landscape and his own history. Calò comes to create works that cross boundaries between sculpture, actions and direct architectural intervention. Therefore, the artwork presented to the public is never a specially-made object or simply the result of a project, but rather a time-based process immersed in physical matter and space and given its shape by the environment with which it interacts and the energies unleashed from within it. He seeks out and pursues his visions with extreme lucidity, revealing how real and essential they are before tracing them back to everyday situations. His artworks may be interpreted as “active residues” of processes and actions that have taken place in a specific time and space.
Giorgio Andreotta Calò (born 1979 in Venice) studied sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice from 1999 to 2005 and at the KHB KunstHochSchule, Berlin, from 2003 to 2004. Since 2008 he has lived and worked in Venice and Amsterdam where he was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. In 2011, his work was presented at the 54th Venice Biennale. In 2012 he won the Premio Italia for contemporary art organized by the Museum MAXXI, Rome.
Residents from Italy
Emilie Nilsson’s curatorial and editorial practice is characterized by a deep interest in the world of socially engaged art and art theory. This theme pervades all of her undertakings, whether in the context of her self-initiated exhibitions – Aktion/Auktion, 2009 and Ethnoscapes, 2012 – or when working with Creative Time on producing the participatory art projects Democracy in America and It is What it is – Conversations About Iraq. Her projects are usually characterized by a great curiosity towards the unknown and she is drawn to projects that continue to question our perception of art and challenge our understanding of the World.
Emilie Nilsson (born Copenhagen, 1983) holds an MA of Arts in Modern Culture from Copenhagen University, Denmark, as well as a BA in Culture Studies from Malmö University in Sweden. She works as a freelance editor and curator and has worked with a wide range of internationally acclaimed organizations and institutions both in New York and overseas, including Creative Time, The Rubin Museum, Printed Matter and Artspace Charlottenborg in Copenhagen.