I live in Kosova (Balkan) and I want to express through it who we are, how we live and die.Was born on 9th February 1961 in Rahovica1986 Scolarship Internationale Des Arts Paris1996 Heinrich Boll Schtiftung Germany
My art, like my life, carries the scars of a bloody war.
My art is direct and symbolic, and my desire to tell a story, the story of my homeland and my people is my passion.
I maintains a studio in Prishtina, Kosova.
I use the very same weapons from the war in Kosova to make my sculptures.
I discovered them in factory where they were collected to be destroyed.
These weapons have been made useless, and in a way, I have given them new
life. What better way to openly demonstrate the war is over.
I was always fascinated by the Nouveau-Realists such as César Baldaccini and Jean Tinguely, as I always try to do something strange and unknown.
For a long time I have collected different found objects and materials to make my
sculptures, such as car parts or everyday objects from life.
But weapons, for me, are the most powerful material.
They are the only objects which speak concretely about the war and the violence.
With these weapons I can explain the reality of war in my Country.
These are the actual weapons people fought with.
Machine-guns, Kalashnikovs and knives that are made to take lives and destroy them . Through the shape, line and volume I have tried to express the drama that we have experienced as a community in this part of the Balkans. My work represents the wounded soul of my homeland.
From the very first moment, when I saw the weapons, I immediately felt strange and afraid.
Weapons are fear, war, power and death. For a long time I had them in my studio before I could do anything. I would think to myself, what should I do with all of them. That is when I started to make my sculptures. An even though they are sculptures to the
viewer, they still remain weapons to me. …Read More
Selected Solo Exhibition
1986 Studio Gallery Karas,Zagreb,Croatia
1987 Cite Internationale Des Arts,Paris,France
1987 Galeria e Arteve e Kosovës
1997 Leopold Hoesch Museum,Duren,Germany
1998 Lutz Rohs Gallery Duren,Germany
1998 Aachener Kunsthaus Aachen,Germany
2005 National Gallery Skopje,Macedonia
2008 Gallery Leonard Malmo,Sweden
2009 Italienska Palatset,Sweden
2010 K12 Galerie Bregenz,A
2011 Outdoor exhibition Ministry of Educations Prishtina
2012 Kosova Art Gallery
Selected Group Exhibition
1988 10- Kosovar Artist in Gallery Brecht,Augsburg D
1989 Yugoslav Youth Salon,Modern Gallery,Rijeka
1989 11-Artist of Duren in Burgau , D
1989 International Exhibition Onufri, A
2000 Parkraum Duren,D
2004 International Drawing Bienniale Prishtine,Ks
2004 Kosova Contenporary Art Exhibition, India
2005 4 th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Sofia,Bl
2006 DIN A4 Exhibition of Original Drawing Malaga,E
2006 Muslim Mulliqi prize Art Gallery Prishtina,Ks
2006 V.International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen,Cz
2006 12.International Print & Drawing Biennial,Taiwan
2006 Intercontinental Biennial of smallGraphics,R
2006 Vth Lessedra World Art Print Annual Sofia,B
2006- Vth International Triennial of Graphic art Bitola,Mk
2006- The Third International Drawing Competition Wroclaw,Pl
2006- Circulo de Arte Toledo International Exhibition,E
2006- Kosova Contenporary Art National Gallery Tirana, Al
2007- International Exhibition Visual Immortality Basel,Ch
2007 4th International Drawing Competition Melbourne,Au
2007- Fragile State Stockport Gallery Manchester,Uk
2007- International Small Print Brezllaw,Cz
2008- 6International Drawing Biennial Pilsem,Cz
2008- American Print Biennial 2008,USA
2008- Intercontinental Biennial of small Graphics,R
2009- Balkandemokraci Kunstlerhause Bregenz,A
2009- B.A.L.K.A.N Muzeum of city Skopje, Mk
2009- Best Collection of Pilsen Biennial- Center Bavaria Bohemia Schoensee,D
2009- 5th International Drawing Competition Melbourne,Australia
2009- VIth International Triennial of Graphic art Bitola,Mk
2009- Exhibition "Muslim Mulliqi prize" Art Gallery Prishtina,Ks
2010- XV.Bienali i Vizatimit Kosovar Prishtine,Ks
2010- Drittes Internationales Kunstler-Symposium Widnau Ch
2010 - 7International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen CZ
2010 - 5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro,Portugal
2011 - 6th International Drawing Competition Melbourne Australia
2011 – Ansichten IX Quadrart-ART Dornbirn, A Ausstellende Künstler: Joseph Beys,Alfred Hrdlicka, Franz West…
2011- The best works of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2010 Gallery of Slovak Union of Visual Arts Bratislava
2012 -The best works of the Biennial of Drawing Pilsen 2010 Wroclaw Museum of Architecture,Pl
2012 - Art Revolution Taipei
2012 - 6th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro,Portugal
2012 - International Triennial Of Graphic Art - Bitola,M
2012 - The 5th International Drawing Competition Wrocław,Pl
2012 -International Biennial of Drawing Pilsen,Cz
1996 - The 10 artist of Duren - City Prize Duren,D
2004 - First Prize Exhibition Kosova Art Asotiation Prishtina,Ks
2005 - Third Prize International Miniprint Tetovo,Mk
2006 - First Prize International Exhibition Muslim Mulliqi Prize Kosova Art Gallery Prishtina,Ks
2007 - Grand Prix 4th International Drawing Competition Melbourne, Australia
2009 - Mention Honorable awardInternational Drawing Competition Melbourne,Australia ,
2011- Third Prize in 6th International Drawing Competition Melbourne,Australia ,
2012- Competiton Art Revolution Taipei
The winner of Best in Show…Read More