ENDRI DANI

Endri Dani was born in 1987 in Shkodra, Albania. He lives and works in Tirana, Albania.

 

Initially training as a painter, this foundation permeates his now predominantly photographic, video and installation practice, which tend to incorporate found objects, artefacts of ordinary life, elements of Albania’s history, and souvenirs of his travels. His recent work has been largely research oriented, focusing on the predicaments of local identity in the era of globalization and underlying paradoxes, particularly as they manifest themselves in material and consumer culture. He is inspired by subjects that have touched him personally, or stories arising from his daily encounters, and attempts to create experientially-derived insights into these subjects, creating a space that slides between reality and fiction.

 

He also a co-founder of MIZA gallery, an artist-run-gallery in Tirana dedicated to the work of emerging Albanian artists.

 

 

SELECTED WORKS

PALIMPSEST 01

SOUVENIR OF MY HOMELAND

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PALIMPSEST 04

PALIMPSEST 05

STAR NEGATIVE

ANOBIUM PUNCTATUM

182 CM

POIEIN

EDUCATION

 

2006 – 2010 Diploma in Fine Arts, University of Arts, Tirana (AL)

 

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

Copper, THE OPEN BOX, curated by Roberto Lacarbonara. Milano (IT) Upcoming

POIEIN, 1919 Gallery, curated by Annika Hirsekorn. Mexico City (MX)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

 

2016

Forming in the pupil of an eye, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, curated by Sudarshan Shetty. Kochi (IN)

PhEST, Chiesa S.S. Pietro e Paolo. Monopoli (IT)

Potentials Within, ArtCenter College of Design, curated by Maja Ciric. Los Angeles (USA)

Albanie 1207 km est, MuCem, curated by Jean-Roch BOUILLER. Marseille (FR)

Atlante Mediterraneo, Castello di Acaya, curated by Rosalba Branà, Lorenzo Madaro, Brizia Minerva. Lecce (IT)

Museum on/off, Centre Pompidou, curated by Alicia Knock. Paris (FR)

"Balkan Insight" - Prospectif Cinéma, Centre Pompidou, curated by Alicia Knock. Paris (FR)

"Contemporary Art in Albania and Kosovo" Ludwig Museum, curated by Julia Fabényi. Budapest (HU)

 

 

2015

This is not a palm tree, Neurotitan Gallery, curated by Annika Hirsekorn. Berlin (DE)

ACAS - Albanian Contemporary Artist Salon, National Historic Museum. Tirana (AL)

SAC - Palazzo San Domenico, curated by Nicola Zito. Rutigliano (IT)

“Polo Austral de las Artes, las Ciencias, el Turismo y la Ecología”, Bienal Fin Del Mondo, curated by Massimo Scaringella. Part 3 (AR)

“Polo Austral de las Artes, las Ciencias, el Turismo y la Ecología”, Bienal Fin Del Mondo, curated by Massimo Scaringella. Part 2 (CL)

“Polo Austral de las Artes, las Ciencias, el Turismo y la Ecología”, Bienal Fin Del Mondo, curated by Massimo Scaringella. Part 1 (UY)

COEXISTENCE: FOR A NEW ADRIATIC KOINÈ, Pino Pascali Foundation, curated by Antonio Frugis. Polignano a Mare (IT)

 

 

2014

COEXISTENCE: FOR A NEW ADRIATIC KOINÈ, curator: Martino Scavezzon, Magazzino del Sale. Venezia (IT)

COEXISTENCE: FOR A NEW ADRIATIC KOINÈ, curators: Marinilde Giannandrea and Ksenija Orelj, Muzej Moderne I Suvremene. Rijeka (HR)

COEXISTENCE: FOR A NEW ADRIATIC KOINÈ, curators Maria Paola Spinelli and Boris Abramovic, National Art Gallery. Cetinje (ME)

COEXISTENCE: FOR A NEW ADRIATIC KOINÈ, Curators: Roberto Lacarbonara, Vladimir Myrtezai Grosha, Piramida. Tirana (AL)

Multiplicity - Part 4, UnionDocs, curated by Marco Antonini. New York (USA)

Multiplicity - Part 3, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, curated by Marco Antonini. New York (USA)

Multiplicity - Part 2, Mixed Greens, curated by Marco Antonini. New York (USA)

Multiplicity - Part 1, NURTUREart, curated by Marco Antonini. New York (USA)

Group Exhibition, Robert Kananaj Gallery. Toronto (CA)

Ardhje Award 2014, Zeta Gallery. Tirana (AL)

POST – Young Albanian Artists, Fondazione Pino Pascali, curated by Roberto Lacarbonara, Antonio Frugis. Polignano a Mare (IT)

Marrakech Biennale 5, section curated by Johan Gustavsson. Marrakech (MA)

 

 

2013

ONUFRI XX “Praise of Doubt”, National Art Gallery, curated by Claudio Cravero. Tirana (AL)

Ardhje Award 2013, Tirana Ekspres, curated by Sonja Lau Abraham. Tirana (AL)

Pasolini Prossimo Nostro, Miza Galleri, curated by Sofia Kalo. Tirana (AL)

 

 

2012

UDHA, Metropol Theater, curated by Suzana Varvarica. Tirana (AL)

Israel Yang Biennal, Jerusalem (IL)

 

 

2011

ONUFRI XVII, National Art Gallery, curated by Suzana Varvarica. Tirana (AL)

Tik-Tak - FAP Gallery. Tirana (AL)

 

 

2009

Glaxo Smith Kline Prize. Tirana (winner of the first prize) (AL)

Fokus Prize, National Teatre. Fier (winner of the first prize) (AL)

Zoom Eris Prize, Iris Gallery. Shkoder (winner of the first prize) (AL)

 

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PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Ludwig Museum Collection, Budapest, Budapest (HU)

MuCEM - Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée. Marseille (FR)

 

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RESIDENCES

 

2017

Vent des Forêts, France,Fresnes-au-Mont (FR)

 

 

2015

SAC (Cultural and Environmental System)

Polignano a Mare, Conversano, Mola di Bari, Rutigliano (IT)

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