Driant Zeneli’s research (1983, AL) redefines the idea of failure, Utopias and dreaming, positioning them as ideas that open possible alternatives. Zeneli works across multiple forms of artistic production, from drawings to film to performance.
To Zeneli, creativity relies on unplanned encounters. His performances take the form of participatory interventions, during which the artist co-creates meaning with the spectators. In his films, power and history are interlaced with individual narratives, giving rise to utopias that subvert the natural order of things.
Since 2008, Zeneli has launched an art education project dedicated to the relationship between practice and research, investigating alternative educational and creative practices. Zeneli also creates storytelling workshops for children, using tools such as electronics and robotics to create deeper self-understanding and encourage imaginative play.