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Driton Selmani – born in 1987, based in Pristina.

 

EDUCATION

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

2007 – 2010 Bachelor in Graphic Design at Faculty of Arts AAB, Pristina

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020    Love Letters, Ta·da , Copenhagen, Denmark

Red tape, Klubi i Boksit / Stacion Center For Contemporary Art, Pristina, Kosovo (upcoming)

Two Jokes Make One Truth, Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (upcoming)

Artists in Quarantine, virtual exhibition, National Gallery, Pristina, Kosovo

 

 

2019    More And More Thoughts About Other Thoughts, U10 – Belgrade, Serbia, curated by Lora Sariaslan

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

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 Culture 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

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

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

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2020    Double Wall Of Silence, ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia /Hestia Exhibitions Bureau, Belgrade, Serbia

Almissa Open Art Festival, Omiš, Croatia ( Upcoming )

 

2019    Long – Distance Relationship, Espace Témoin, Geneva, Switzerland / Motrat Prishtina, Kosovo

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

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, Pristina, Kosovo

 

2017    Existential — Amsterdam Light Festival, 6th Edition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

So Close So Far – Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Ignorant

Schoolmaster and his Committees, Belgrade Institute of Philosophical and Social Studies, 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 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 Arkitekturës, Prishtina, Kosovo

Nationless – Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 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, Marrakesh, 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, Fabbrica del Vapore Milan, Italy

EX – Ordinary No Borders No Nations, Collegium Artisticum Sarajevo Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kontrapunkt Skopje

Macedonia, Slobodne Veze Zagreb Croatia, Modelariumi i Arkitektures Prishtina Kosovo, Photon Ljubljana Slovenia,

U10 Beograd Serbia, Center of Contemporary Art Podgorica Montenegro, 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 São Paulo, Brasil

Polip, Manipulation Center TETRIS, Pristina, Kosovo

Buzz’n’Buss, Urban Traffic Center, Pristina, Kosovo

 

2010    Onufri Prize, National Art Gallery, Tirana, Albania

Artists of Tomorrow Prize, National Art Gallery, Pristina Kosovo

Muslim Mulliqi Prize, National Art Gallery, 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

Centre for digital arts, Holon, Israel

Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Treviso Italy

Millennium Foundation Kosovo, Pristina Kosovo

 

AWARDS and RESIDENCIES

2020       Culture Hub Croatia, Split Croatia

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