Petrit Halilaj, who graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, has exhibited at various international institutions, including Kunstraum Innsbruck (2011); WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels (2013); Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, and Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2015). He also participated in the 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2010).

Selected in 2013 to represent Kosovo at the Venice Biennale, Petrit Halilaj is one of the most promising artists of his generation. His oeuvre includes sculptures, drawings, performances, videos and installations that, starting from his personal story and that of his family and country, examine subjects connected with memory and collective history.

Petrit Halilaj. Photo by Enver Bylykbashi
Petrit Halilaj
Kostërrc, Skenderaj-Kosovo, 1986

Current Exhibitions

Petrit Halilaj

Fondazione Merz

08 Mar — 21 May
Fondazione Mario Merz, on occasion of the Mario Merz Prize – 2nd Edition Finalists Exhibition, presents a show by the artist Petrit Halilaj. The exhibition consists...
08 Mar — 21 May
On the occasion of the second edition of the “Mario Merz Prize”, Fondazione Merz presents a group exhibition featuring the works...

Past Exhibitions

Par tibi, Roma, nihil

Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill 23/06/2016 — 18/09/2016

Petrit Halilaj: Space Shuttle in the Garden

Pirelli HangarBicocca
03/12/2015 — 13/03/2016

Petrit Halilaj: Poisoned by men in need of some love

Wiels Contemporary Art Centre
07/09/2014 — 10/01/2014

Shit and Die

Palazzo Cavour, Turin 05/11/2014 — 11/01/2015

De Generation Of Painting

Fondazione 107, Turin 10/10/2014 — 30/11/2014

Solo Shows

2015

“Petrit Halilaj”, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy;

“ABETARE”, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany

“She fully turning around became terrestrial”, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

2014:

“Yes, but the sea is attached to the earth and it never floats around in space. The stars would turn off and what about my planet ?”, Galerie Kamelmennour, Paris, France

“Of course blue affects my way of shitting”, Chert, Berlin, Germany

“Darling squeeze the button and remove my memory”, Galeria e Arteve e Kosovës, Pristina, Albania

“I’m hungry to keep you close. I want to find the words to resist but in the end there is a locked sphere. The funny thing is that you’re not here, nothing is”, Kunshalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal

2013:

“July 14th?”, Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France

“Kosovo Pavillion”, Venice Biennale, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

“Poisoned by men in need of some love”, Wiels Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Belgium

“Solo exhibition”, Tongewölbe T25, Ingolstadt, Germany

Group Shows

2017:

“Viva Arte Viva”, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2016:

“Preface #1”, Kamelmennour, London, England

“Animality”, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, England

“To Walk a Line”, Akademie der Künst der Welt, Köln, Germany

 

 

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Kostërrc, Skenderaj-Kosovo Date of birth: 1986