Petrit Halilaj

Newly conceived 1986, RKS
Very volcanic over this green feather, installation view at Tate St Ives, 2021. © Petrit Halilaj / ChertLüdde, Berlin; kamel mennour, London / Paris. Photo © Tate Photography (Matt Greenwood)
Forget Me Not, 2021. © Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano / ChertLüdde, Berlin; kamel mennour, London / Paris. Photo © Tughan Anit
Shkrepëtima, performancë, në ish-shtëpinë e kulturës në Runik, 07 July 2018. © Petrit Halilaj / ChertLüdde, Berlin; kamel mennour, London / Paris. Photo © Majlinda Hoxha

Petrit Halilaj’s (1986, RKS) work is deeply connected to the recent history of his native country Kosovo and the consequences of cultural and political tensions in the region. He uses these issues as a starting point for creating alternative poetics for the future. His work transposes personal relationships, places and people into sculptural forms, often incorporating materials from Kosovo to create ambitious spatial installations.

Halilaj works across a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, text, and performance. His practice can be seen as a playful and, at times, irreverent attempt to resist oppressive politics and social norms. Indeed, his work looks to celebrate all forms of connectedness and freedom. Halilaj views artistic exhibitions as a way to change the course of personal and collective histories, creating complex worlds that create space for freedom, desire, intimacy and identity.


Artistic Intervention

Artistic Intervention – Petrit Halilaj

22.07 → 30.10.2022 10.00-00.00
Grand Hotel Prishtina