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DRITON SELMANI

1987 born in Ferizaj, Kosovo. Works and lives in Pristina and Doganaj

 

Education:

2011/2012 Arts University Bournemouth, Master of Fine Arts Bournemouth UK

2007/2010 Academy of Arts AAB, Prishtina Kosovo

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
 

2019

More And More Thoughts About Other Thoughts, U10 – Belgrade, Serbia, curated by Lora Sariaslan

Places We Leave Behind, Writers Association, curated by Hana Ostan Ožbolt (HOoST), Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Noise, Skanderbeg Square, Pristina, Kosovo, curated by Simona Raphaela Schwitter

First Day of Spring, SKulpturgarten | Margareten, Vienna, Austria, curated by Albert Allgaier

 
2016
My country on my back – Exchiesetta, Polignano a Mare, Italy, curated by Roberto Lacarbonara
 

2015
Panorama, Tulla Culure Center Tirana Albania, curated by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei
 

2014
Strange things happening in the Neighborhood, Hotel Gracanica, Kosovo, curated by Andreas Wormser
 

2014
Daf, Def, Deaf – AfG, Vienna Austria, curated by Albert Allgaier
 

2010
Right turn, turn right, Traffic Gallery, Pristina Kosovo, curated by Lulzim Zeqiri

 

Group Exhibitions:

2020

Double Wall Of Silence, ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Hestia Art Residency & Exhibitions (upcoming)

 
2019

6–Chome-30-3 Higashi-Ogu, Tokyo, Japan

We’re Not Like Them, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, MMSU Rijeka

Open City – Nuit Blanche Prizren, Prizren, Kosovo

From Anywhere to Anywhere, La Maison des Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Norrköping Light Festival, Norrköping, Sweden

Mundane, Eugster, Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Long Distance Relationship, Collectif Détente Gèneve, Switzerland

Fog, National Gallery, Mala Stanica Skopje, North Macedonia

 

2018

Are our Memories History? Muslim Mulliqi Prize,National Gallery, Pristina, Kosovo

The Map Is The Territory – Bregenz Biennale, Bregenz, Austria

Fog – National Gallery, Prishtina Kosovo
 

2017

Amsterdam Light Festival, 6th Edition, Amsterdam Netherlands:

Ai Wei Wei, Balmond Studio, HOH architecten, Lynne Leegte, Ben Zamora, Rona Lee, Vouw, Bagus Pandega, Moritz Waldmeyer, Lauren Ewing, Claudia Reh, Lambert Kamps, Floriaan Ganzevoort, Viktor Engbers, Paul Vendel & Sandra de Wolf, Driton Selmani, Claes Meijer, Takeo Sugamata Yasuhiro Chida, ACTLD, Justus Bruns & Mingus Vogel – VOUW, Nicole Banowetz, Ludy Feyen & Gerard Slokker, Venividimultiplex, Peter Vink Vinny Jones, Helmut Dick, Lidy Six, AlexP, Nick Verstand & Sjoerd Ter Borg, Bas Peeters, Verena Hall, Hanna Betsema, Reanne Niceforo & Phil Sutherland, Moritz Waldemeyer and Liubov Moskvina, Shima Jahani, Zoha Khaniki & Sina Hasanlou

So Close So Far – Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; The Ignorant Schoolmaster and his Committees, Belgrade; Institute of Philosophical and Social Studies, Belgrade; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo; University of Sarajevo – Faculty of Philosophy; Cultural and Social Repair Center, Banja Luka, Italy, CCI / Observatory Balcani Caucasus Transeuropa and Boccanera Gallery, Trentino, Austria – Boem, Vienna, Germany – Institute for Studies in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Regensburg

 

2016

Bregenz Biennale, Bregenz Austria

The whale that was a Submarine – Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest Hungary

Young art from Kosovo – Galerie Lukas Feichtner, Vienna Austria

 

2015

Parallel Sprawl – Modelariumi i Arkitektures, Prishtina Kosovo

Nationless – Thessaliniki Center of Contemporary Art Greece

A new round of cultural dialogue – OCA Culture Re product Odžaci Serbia

Actual art, a rupture within the antagonism – MKC Youth Cultural Centre Skopje Macedonia

Different Worlds – Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography Ljubljana Slovenia

 

2014

Let us start from the middle – Tirana Art Lab – Tirana Albania

Here Now Where? A participatory project of sonic ambulation in Marrakesh’s taxis

5th Marrakesh Biennial – Morocco

Zoo art 14 – Giardini Fresia, Cuneo Italy

Sculpture Me – Kunstraum Niederosterreich, Vienna Austria

Anonymous lives – Batman universitesi, Batman Turkey

Praise of Doubt – Onufri Prize XX, National Art Gallery,Tirana Albania

 

2013

Alternative Nomadi Post Biennal selection, Fabbrica del Vapore Milan, Italy

EX – Ordinary No Borders No Nations, Collegium artisticum Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kontrapunkt Skopje Macedonia, Slobodne veze Zagreb Croatia, Modelariumi i Arkitektures Prishtina Kosovo, Photon Ljubljana Slovenia, Remont Gallery Beograd Serbia, Center of Contemporary Art Podgorica Montenegro, Regional Creative Atelier Josef Nadj, Kanjiza Serbia

Monumental Sculptures from Yugoslavia in Kosovo, Artifacts between Memory and Neglect, Stacion Center for Contemporary Art, Pristina Kosovo

Errors Allowed, Mediterranea 16 Young Artists Biennial, Ancona Italy

 

2012

Sex Lives of the Poor and Unknown, Polymer Culture Factory, Tallinn Estonia

Dust, The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth UK

I am what I used to be, Northern Studios, Arts University Bournemouth UK

 

2011

Aberto para Re – Forma, Casa Contemporanea Sao Paulo, Brasil

Culture City Network Graz and Artist talk rotor center, Graz Austria

POLIP Festival, Manipulation Center TETRIS, Prishtina Kosovo

BUZZ’n’BUSS, Urban Traffic Center, Pristina Kosovo

Supermarket Art Fair, presented by Stacion Pristina, Stockholm Sweden

 

2010

Onufri Prize, National Art Gallery, Tirana Albania

Izem, Centre for digital arts, Holon Israel

4 Tuned Cities, Zine , Manipulation Center TETRIS, Pristina Kosovo

Artists of Tomorrow Prize, National Art Gallery, Pristina Kosovo

Muslim Mulliqi Prize, National Art Gallery, Pristina Kosovo

Re/en/action, Multimedia Center, Pristina Kosovo

 

2009

Open Call 3+4, Stacion Center For Contemporary Art , Pristina Kosovo

Personally Political, Contemporary Sensation, Kunsthaus Tachels, Berlin Germany

 

Public Collections:

Light Art Collection, Amsterdam Netherlands

Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Treviso Italy

The Mobile Archive, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon Israel

Millennium Foundation Kosovo, Pristina Kosovo

 

Residencies/ Grants:

2018 Artist Village Eindhoven Contemporary Art Platform WARP / Beeldenstorm

2015 School of Engagement Art, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Berlin Germany

2012 CEC Artslink USA

2011 Cultural City Network, Graz Austria