ARTIST NAME Petrit Halilaj
TEAM NAME Halilaj / Urbano
GROUP Group XLIII, Oct 2016 - Mar 2017
BIO Born 1986 in Skenderaj, Kosovo
Lives in Skenderaj, Kosovo


Art, Academy of Fine Arts Brera, Milan, Italy

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Projects

- “Petrit Halilaj,” Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
- “ABETARE,” curated by Moritz Wesseler and Carla Donauer, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
- “She fully turning around became terrestrial,” curated by Rein Wolfs, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

- “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 kamel mennour, 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, Kosovo
- “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

- “July 14th?,” Fondation d'Entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
- Kosovo Pavillion, Venice Biennale, curated by Kathrin Rhomberg, commissioned by Erzen Shkololli, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
- “Poisoned by men in need of some love,” curated by Elena Filipovic, WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
- Solo exhibition, Tongewölbe T25, Ingolstadt, Germany

- “Who does the earth belong to while painting the wind?!”, curated by Giovanni Carmine, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

- “Petrit Halilaj,” Kunstraum Innsbruck, curated by Veit Loers, Innsbruck, Austria
- “Statement,” with Chert (Berlin), Art Basel, Switzerland

- “Back to the Future,” curated by Albert Heta, Stacion, Center for Contemporary Art Pristina, Kosovo
- “Petrit Halilaj,” Chert, Berlin, Germany

Group Exhibitions

- “13. Triennale für Kleinplastik Fellbach, curated by Susanne Gaensheimer and Anna Goetz, Fellbach, Germany
- “The Natural Order of Things,” curated by Julieta González and José Esparza Chong Cuy, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
- “Shaping Ideas: Sculptures,” Lewben Art Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania
- “The Distance of a Day: New in Contemporary Art,” curated by Rita Kersting, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
- “Par tibi, Roma, nihil,” curated by Raffaella Sciarretta, Palatin Hill, Rome, Italy
- “Cold Wind from the Balkans,” curated by Alenka Gregorič and Ali Akay, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
- “Animality,” curated by Jens Hoffmann, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, United Kingdom

- “Thirty One,” by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Petrit Halilaj, National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina, Kosovo
- “What’s Love Gotta Do With It,” S.A.L.T.S., Switzerland, Birsfelden, Switzerland
- “Trouble in Paradise,” Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
- “Slip of the Tongue,” curated by Caroline Bourgeois, Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy

- “Shit and Die,” Palazzo Cavour, curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben Salah and Marta Papini, Turin, Italy
- “Fragile Sense of Hope,” Telekom Collection, curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher, me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
- “Artists’ Artists,” Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, United Statues
- “Fieldworks: Animal Habitats in Contemporary Art,” curated by Chris Clarke, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, CorkVilla Romana-Preisträger 2014, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

- “EDITIONSHOW,” Chert, Berlin, Germany
- “Zweiter Streich,” Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen, Germany
- “SUPER Visions - Zeichnen und Sein,” curated by Stefanie Heckmann, Museum Schloss Moyland, Germany

- “Temporaneo,” organized by IMF Foundation and Nomas Foundation, Auditorium, Rome, Italy
- “Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands,” curated by Scott C. Weaver, RaebervonStenglin, Zurich, Switzerland
- “Ernste Tiere: Petrit Halilaj, Judith Hopf, Bedwyr Williams,” curated by Christina Végh, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
- “Ostalgia,” curated by Massimiliano Gioni, New Museum, New York, United States
- “Based in Berlin,” curated by Angelique Campens, Fredi Fischli, Magdalena Magiera, Jakob Schillinger and Scott Cameron Weaver, Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin, Germany
- “STRUKTUR & ORGANISMUS,” curated by Stefan Tasch, Marillenhof - Destillerie Kausl, Austria
- “You don’t love me anymore,” curated by Katja Schroeder, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany

- “Maladresses ou La Figure de l’idiot,” curated by Fanny Gonella, The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris, France
- “Drinnen & Draussen,” Chert, Berlin, Germany
- 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, curated by Kathrin Rhomberg, Berlin, Germany
- “Berlin – Paris. Un échange de galeries,” Galerie Carlos Cardenas with Chert Galerie (Berlin), Paris, France

- “Melancholy of Compassion,” curated by Melih Gorgun, Siemens Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
- “Time Machine,” curated by Vlado Velkov, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany

Selected Public Collections
- Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
- Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy
- The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
- Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
- University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harper Center, Chicago, United States
- Museum Foundation Adrastus, Arévalo, Spain

Scholarships and Awards

- Finalist Mario Merz Prize, Fondazione Merz, Torino, Italy

- Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

- Blau Orange 2010 – shortlist


“Space Shuttle in the Garden”, exhibition catalogue, edited by Roberta Tenconi, published by Mousse Publications, Milan

“Petrit Halilaj”, exhibition catalogue, edited by Susanne Kleine, Carla Donauer Giovanni Carmine, Elena Filipovic, Rein Wolfs and Moritz Wesseler, published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König

Of course blue affects my way of shitting, Chert and Motto Books, Berlin
Kushtetuta, edited by Petrit Halilaj, Alvaro Urbano, Issue 2, KOSOVO 2.0

"Poisoned by men in need of some love", exhibition catalogue, edited by Elena Filipovic, published by Wiels and Motto books. Kushtetuta, edited by Petrit Halilaj, Alvaro Urbano, Issue 1, KOSOVO 2.0
SUPER Visions - Zeichen und Sein, exhibition catalogue, Museum Schloss Moyland, published by Verlag für Moderne Kunst.

"The New Public", Museion, Bozen-Bolzano.
"30 Künstler 30 Räume", exhibition catalogue., published by Verlag für Moderne Kunst.

Artist's book, published by Kunstraum Innsbruck and Chert, Berlin.
“STRUKTUR & ORGANISMUS”, exhibition Catalogue, edited by Stefan Tasch, Marillenhof - Destillerie Kausl, Austria.
“Ostalgia”, exhibition catalogue, New Museum NY.
“Based in Berlin”, exhibition Catalogue,Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Koeln.
Kostërrc (CH), Petrit Halilaj, Brochure, Chert & Bonner Kunstverein, 2011.
“My work and me”, edited by Susanne Pfeffer, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Koeln.

“Blau Orange 2010 – shortlist Simon Denny, Petrit Halilaj, Klara Liden, Nora Schultz”, Published by BVR, National Association of German Cooperative Banks.
“Drinnen & Draussen” exhibition catalogue, published by Chert & Motto, Berlin, June.
“What is waiting out there”, Berlin Biennale 2010, curated by Kathrin Rhomberg. Published by DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne.
Petrit Halilaj portrait
© Petrit Halilaj
Untitled image
© MAK Center / Joshua White

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