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petrit halilaj - Artists - Kurimanzutto

petrit halilaj

1986, Kostërrc, Kosovo

Petrit Halilaj understands exhibitions as a way to alter the course of personal and collective histories, creating complex worlds that claim space for freedom, desire, intimacy, and identity. His work is deeply connected to the recent history of his native country Kosovo and the consequences of cultural and political tensions in the region, which he often takes as a starting point for igniting countercurrent poetics for the future. Rooted in his biography, the projects encompass a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, text, and performance. Often incorporating materials from Kosovo and manifesting as ambitious spatial installations, his work transposes personal relationships, places and people into sculptural forms. Halilaj's work can be seen as a playful and, at times, irreverent attempt to resist oppressive politics and social norms towards an untamed celebration of all forms of connectedness and freedom.

IIn 2013, Halilaj represented Kosovo for the country’s first appearance at the Venice Biennale. In 2017, he was invited to participate in the 57th Venice Biennale by the curator Christine Macel, where he was awarded Special Mention by the Jury. That same year, he was awarded the Mario Merz Prize, which resulted in a major commissioned project he presented in 2018 at the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern and at Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy. He also received the Kunstpreis Berlin granted by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2023). He is member of the Akademie der Künste der Welt from Cologne, Germany. He is currently a professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, France, where he shares his class with Alvaro Urbano.

Petrit Halilaj lives and works between Germany, Kosovo and Italy.

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
they are lucky to be bourgeois hens ii, 2009

wood, paint, electricity, chickens

216.54 x 59.06 in.

they are lucky to be bourgeois hens ii, 2009

wood, paint, electricity, chickens

216.54 x 59.06 in.

bourgeois hen, 2009 

drawing on paper

24.02 x 15.16 in.

bourgeois hen, 2009 

drawing on paper

24.02 x 15.16 in.

the places i’m looking for, my dear, are utopian places, they are boring and i don’t know how to make them real., 2010 - 2015

wood, iron, various materials

314.96 x 433.07 x 511.81 in.

the places i’m looking for, my dear, are utopian places, they are boring and i don’t know how to make them real., 2010 - 2015

wood, iron, various materials

314.96 x 433.07 x 511.81 in.

several birds fly away when they understand it, 2012

31 artist’s drawings from childhood, metal frames, glass

variable dimensions

several birds fly away when they understand it, 2012

31 artist’s drawings from childhood, metal frames, glass

variable dimensions

it is the first time dear that you have a human shape (diptych ii - earring) (detail), 2012

metal, ruins

each earring: ø 137.8 in.

it is the first time dear that you have a human shape (diptych ii - earring) (detail), 2012

metal, ruins

each earring: ø 137.8 in.

several birds fly away when they understand it (detail), 2012

31 artist’s drawings from childhood, metal frames, glass

variable dimensions

several birds fly away when they understand it (detail), 2012

31 artist’s drawings from childhood, metal frames, glass

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

installation view, poisoned by men in need of some love, wiels contemporary art center, brussels, 2013

installation view, poisoned by men in need of some love, wiels contemporary art center, brussels, 2013

installation view, poisoned by men in need of some love, bundeskunsthalle, bonn, 2015

installation view, poisoned by men in need of some love, bundeskunsthalle, bonn, 2015

poisoned by men in need of some love (vitrines) (detail), 2013

set of three vitrines from the museum of natural history of kosovo.

73.62 x 40.55 x 17.72 in. each

poisoned by men in need of some love (vitrines) (detail), 2013

set of three vitrines from the museum of natural history of kosovo.

73.62 x 40.55 x 17.72 in. each

poisoned by men in need of some love (quattuor bubo bubo), 2013

four owls made of iron, cow excrement, soil, glue, brass structure

whole installation circa: 157.48 x 137.8 x 19.69 in.

poisoned by men in need of some love (quattuor bubo bubo), 2013

four owls made of iron, cow excrement, soil, glue, brass structure

whole installation circa: 157.48 x 137.8 x 19.69 in.

abetare (wallpaper installation), 2015

wallpaper, scans of pages from the abetare book repeated on gallery walls

variable dimensions

abetare (wallpaper installation), 2015

wallpaper, scans of pages from the abetare book repeated on gallery walls

variable dimensions

abetare (classroom) (detail), 2017

group of 16 tables from the former primary school shote galica in runik, kosovo, 32 sculptures in steel, lines and doodle in steel

variable dimensions

abetare (classroom) (detail), 2017

group of 16 tables from the former primary school shote galica in runik, kosovo, 32 sculptures in steel, lines and doodle in steel

variable dimensions

abetare (classroom), 2017

steel sculptures. reproductions of drawings found on the school tables of the primary school shote galica in runik, kosovo

variable dimensions

installation view, palais de tokyo, paris, 2018

abetare (classroom), 2017

steel sculptures. reproductions of drawings found on the school tables of the primary school shote galica in runik, kosovo

variable dimensions

installation view, palais de tokyo, paris, 2018

installation view, abetare, kölnischer kunstverein, cologne, 2015

installation view, abetare, kölnischer kunstverein, cologne, 2015

installation view, do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!?, 57th Venice Biennale, 2017

 

installation view, do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!?, 57th Venice Biennale, 2017

 

installation view, do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!?, hammer museum, los angeles, 2018

installation view, do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!?, hammer museum, los angeles, 2018

do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!? (grey), 2017

qilim carpet from kosovo, flokati, polyester, stainless steel, brass

93.7 in.

do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!? (grey), 2017

qilim carpet from kosovo, flokati, polyester, stainless steel, brass

93.7 in.

installation view, petrit halilaj: ru, new museum, new york, 2018

installation view, petrit halilaj: ru, new museum, new york, 2018

ru_aves migrantis, 2017

wood, soil, glue, brass, resin

variable dimensions

ru_aves migrantis, 2017

wood, soil, glue, brass, resin

variable dimensions

ru_cuculus canorum, limosa limosa, nyctanassa violacea, riparia riparia, scolopax mira, 2017

wood, soil, glue, brass, resin

ru_cuculus canorum, limosa limosa, nyctanassa violacea, riparia riparia, scolopax mira, 2017

wood, soil, glue, brass, resin

installation view, petrit halilaj: ru, new museum, new york, 2018

installation view, petrit halilaj: ru, new museum, new york, 2018

installation view, shkrepëtima, the fries museum, leeuward, 2022

installation view, shkrepëtima, the fries museum, leeuward, 2022

installation view, shkrepëtima, fondazione merz, turin, 2018

installation view, shkrepëtima, fondazione merz, turin, 2018

dreaming on, fast asleep, your face came to my mind. when i opened my eyes, it was nowhere to be found., 2018

bricks, wood, glass and metal from the former house of culture in runik, steel, clay, resin, textile

variable dimensions

dreaming on, fast asleep, your face came to my mind. when i opened my eyes, it was nowhere to be found., 2018

bricks, wood, glass and metal from the former house of culture in runik, steel, clay, resin, textile

variable dimensions

shkrepëtima (vitrines) (detail), 2018

ink on archival document from the runik kooperativa, brass, glass 

shkrepëtima (vitrines) (detail), 2018

ink on archival document from the runik kooperativa, brass, glass 

shkrepëtima, 2018

performance held at the former house of culture in runik, kosovo

shkrepëtima, 2018

performance held at the former house of culture in runik, kosovo

shkrepëtima, 2018

performance held at the former house of culture in runik, kosovo

shkrepëtima, 2018

performance held at the former house of culture in runik, kosovo

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

the history of a hug, 2020

costume; mixed media

78.74 x 23.62 x 23.62 in.

the history of a hug, 2020

costume; mixed media

78.74 x 23.62 x 23.62 in.

installation view, very volcanic over this green feather, tate st. ives, cornwall, 2021

installation view, very volcanic over this green feather, tate st. ives, cornwall, 2021

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

 

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

 

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

they are lucky to be bourgeois hens ii, 2009

wood, paint, electricity, chickens

216.54 x 59.06 in.

they are lucky to be bourgeois hens ii, 2009

wood, paint, electricity, chickens

216.54 x 59.06 in.

bourgeois hen, 2009 

drawing on paper

24.02 x 15.16 in.

bourgeois hen, 2009 

drawing on paper

24.02 x 15.16 in.

the places i’m looking for, my dear, are utopian places, they are boring and i don’t know how to make them real., 2010 - 2015

wood, iron, various materials

314.96 x 433.07 x 511.81 in.

the places i’m looking for, my dear, are utopian places, they are boring and i don’t know how to make them real., 2010 - 2015

wood, iron, various materials

314.96 x 433.07 x 511.81 in.

several birds fly away when they understand it, 2012

31 artist’s drawings from childhood, metal frames, glass

variable dimensions

several birds fly away when they understand it, 2012

31 artist’s drawings from childhood, metal frames, glass

variable dimensions

it is the first time dear that you have a human shape (diptych ii - earring) (detail), 2012

metal, ruins

each earring: ø 137.8 in.

it is the first time dear that you have a human shape (diptych ii - earring) (detail), 2012

metal, ruins

each earring: ø 137.8 in.

several birds fly away when they understand it (detail), 2012

31 artist’s drawings from childhood, metal frames, glass

variable dimensions

several birds fly away when they understand it (detail), 2012

31 artist’s drawings from childhood, metal frames, glass

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

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., 2013

various materials, birds, branches, earth, metal, clothes

variable dimensions

installation view, poisoned by men in need of some love, wiels contemporary art center, brussels, 2013

installation view, poisoned by men in need of some love, wiels contemporary art center, brussels, 2013

installation view, poisoned by men in need of some love, bundeskunsthalle, bonn, 2015

installation view, poisoned by men in need of some love, bundeskunsthalle, bonn, 2015

poisoned by men in need of some love (vitrines) (detail), 2013

set of three vitrines from the museum of natural history of kosovo.

73.62 x 40.55 x 17.72 in. each

poisoned by men in need of some love (vitrines) (detail), 2013

set of three vitrines from the museum of natural history of kosovo.

73.62 x 40.55 x 17.72 in. each

poisoned by men in need of some love (quattuor bubo bubo), 2013

four owls made of iron, cow excrement, soil, glue, brass structure

whole installation circa: 157.48 x 137.8 x 19.69 in.

poisoned by men in need of some love (quattuor bubo bubo), 2013

four owls made of iron, cow excrement, soil, glue, brass structure

whole installation circa: 157.48 x 137.8 x 19.69 in.

abetare (wallpaper installation), 2015

wallpaper, scans of pages from the abetare book repeated on gallery walls

variable dimensions

abetare (wallpaper installation), 2015

wallpaper, scans of pages from the abetare book repeated on gallery walls

variable dimensions

abetare (classroom) (detail), 2017

group of 16 tables from the former primary school shote galica in runik, kosovo, 32 sculptures in steel, lines and doodle in steel

variable dimensions

abetare (classroom) (detail), 2017

group of 16 tables from the former primary school shote galica in runik, kosovo, 32 sculptures in steel, lines and doodle in steel

variable dimensions

abetare (classroom), 2017

steel sculptures. reproductions of drawings found on the school tables of the primary school shote galica in runik, kosovo

variable dimensions

installation view, palais de tokyo, paris, 2018

abetare (classroom), 2017

steel sculptures. reproductions of drawings found on the school tables of the primary school shote galica in runik, kosovo

variable dimensions

installation view, palais de tokyo, paris, 2018

installation view, abetare, kölnischer kunstverein, cologne, 2015

installation view, abetare, kölnischer kunstverein, cologne, 2015

installation view, do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!?, 57th Venice Biennale, 2017

 

installation view, do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!?, 57th Venice Biennale, 2017

 

installation view, do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!?, hammer museum, los angeles, 2018

installation view, do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!?, hammer museum, los angeles, 2018

do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!? (grey), 2017

qilim carpet from kosovo, flokati, polyester, stainless steel, brass

93.7 in.

do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!? (grey), 2017

qilim carpet from kosovo, flokati, polyester, stainless steel, brass

93.7 in.

installation view, petrit halilaj: ru, new museum, new york, 2018

installation view, petrit halilaj: ru, new museum, new york, 2018

ru_aves migrantis, 2017

wood, soil, glue, brass, resin

variable dimensions

ru_aves migrantis, 2017

wood, soil, glue, brass, resin

variable dimensions

ru_cuculus canorum, limosa limosa, nyctanassa violacea, riparia riparia, scolopax mira, 2017

wood, soil, glue, brass, resin

ru_cuculus canorum, limosa limosa, nyctanassa violacea, riparia riparia, scolopax mira, 2017

wood, soil, glue, brass, resin

installation view, petrit halilaj: ru, new museum, new york, 2018

installation view, petrit halilaj: ru, new museum, new york, 2018

installation view, shkrepëtima, the fries museum, leeuward, 2022

installation view, shkrepëtima, the fries museum, leeuward, 2022

installation view, shkrepëtima, fondazione merz, turin, 2018

installation view, shkrepëtima, fondazione merz, turin, 2018

dreaming on, fast asleep, your face came to my mind. when i opened my eyes, it was nowhere to be found., 2018

bricks, wood, glass and metal from the former house of culture in runik, steel, clay, resin, textile

variable dimensions

dreaming on, fast asleep, your face came to my mind. when i opened my eyes, it was nowhere to be found., 2018

bricks, wood, glass and metal from the former house of culture in runik, steel, clay, resin, textile

variable dimensions

shkrepëtima (vitrines) (detail), 2018

ink on archival document from the runik kooperativa, brass, glass 

shkrepëtima (vitrines) (detail), 2018

ink on archival document from the runik kooperativa, brass, glass 

shkrepëtima, 2018

performance held at the former house of culture in runik, kosovo

shkrepëtima, 2018

performance held at the former house of culture in runik, kosovo

shkrepëtima, 2018

performance held at the former house of culture in runik, kosovo

shkrepëtima, 2018

performance held at the former house of culture in runik, kosovo

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

installation view, to a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love (in collaboration with álvaro urbano), palacio de cristal, museo reina sofía, madrid, 2020

the history of a hug, 2020

costume; mixed media

78.74 x 23.62 x 23.62 in.

the history of a hug, 2020

costume; mixed media

78.74 x 23.62 x 23.62 in.

installation view, very volcanic over this green feather, tate st. ives, cornwall, 2021

installation view, very volcanic over this green feather, tate st. ives, cornwall, 2021

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

very volcanic over this green feather (detail), 2021

uv printed felt, spray painted ink color, thread and metal

variable dimensions

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

 

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

 

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

when the sun goes away we paint the sky, 2022  

site-specific project done for manifesta 14, prishtina, kosovo

petrit halilaj - Artists - Kurimanzutto

notable solo exhibitions

Solo exhibitions include: The Rooftop Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2024); Petrit Halilaj: RUNIK, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2023); (Unfinished Stories), International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva (2023); You used to fly, go everywhere and wake up those who are asleep, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands (2022); Die Bluten von Berlin, with Alvaro Urbano (two-people exhibition), ChertLüdde, Berlin (2022); Very volcanic over this green feather, Tate St. Ives, England (2021); To a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love, Palacio de Cristal, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2020); Shkrepëtima, Fondazione Merz, Turin (2018); Hammer Projects: Petrit Halilaj, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); Shkrepëtima, Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern (2018); Shkrepëtima (performance), Runik, Kosovo (2018); RU, New Museum, New York (2017); Astronauts Saw My Work and Started Laughing, Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art, Pristina, Kosovo (2017); Space Shuttle in the Garden, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (2016); ABETARE, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2015); She fully turning around became terrestrial, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (2015).

group exhibitions

Halilaj has also participated in collective exhibitions such as: Don’t Dream Dreams – Works from the Art Collection Telekom, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana (2023); Nationalgalerie: A Collection for the 21st Century, New National Gallery, Berlin (2023); Un Lac Inconnu, Bally Foundation, Lugano, Switzerland (2023); En el jardín: Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel, Museo de Arte Moderno de Monterrey (MARCO), Mexico (2023); TODOS JUNTOS (All Together), kurimanzutto, New York (2022); Mother! Origin of Life, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark and Mannheim Kunsthalle, Germany (2021); Diversity United, Berlin Tempelhof, Germany, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow (2021); How Long Is Now?, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2021); Flowers in Art, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2021), and many others.

Video

challenging notions of nationhood, place, and belonging, petrit halilaj: runik is the artist’s first exhibition in latin america. 

museo tamayo: november 23, 2023 — april 7, 2024

Petrit Halilaj's work investigates cultural identity, nationhood and heritage, and ideas of personal and collective history. Hear from the artist about his childhood in an Albanian refugee camp during the Kosovan war (1998-9) and the drawings he made, which he has re-interpreted into large scale