During the reconstruction of my house in Shkodra, where I was born and raised, as I was cleaning the walls to expose its base brick structure, I encountered all the paint colors that have been superimposed on it throughout the years. This was a moment of interest for me because through this process I encountered the

unconscious visual education that my parents have given me. I am also highly interested in the traditional terms that have been used to refer to these colors. The existence of these terms is a phenomenon that pushes me to explore socio-political issues. On a personal level, each color is also invested with much emotional


The poetic-naturalistic dictionary, is almost paradoxically matched to the ideal of futurist manifesto. Flora and fauna dictionary of that period got modifed by with progress. The connection of biophobia with a new form of life and with a new reality pushed to be drawn from the technology, to be marvelled by human artefacts and to replace nature dictionary with new commercial services.


Names List:

Boj Barit – Grass Color Paint

Boj Bizele – Pea Color Paint

Boj Moll – Apple Color Paint

Boj Çiklamin – Leila Color Paint

Boj Pjepën – Melon Color Paint

Boj Kanarin – Canary Bird Color Paint

Boj Tull – Brick Color Paint

Boj Bakam – Lipstick Color Paint

Boj Patlixhan – Aubergine Color Paint

Boj Dillit – Sun Color Paint

Boj Limon – Lemon Color Paint

11 Frames 297×420 mm

April 2013


Instalation view, Ludwig Museum, Budapest.