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 – Petrit Halilaj
22.07 → 30.10.2022 10.00-00.00
● Grand Hotel Prishtina