Artist features

Petrit Halilaj

Born in 1986 in Kostërc (Kosovo), Petrit Halilaj lives and works in-between Germany, Kosovo and Italy.

All images Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London

His work is deeply connected with the recent history of his country, and the consequences of the political and cultural tensions in the region. But while confronting a collective memory, his work often originates from a personal experience and it is usually the result of an intimate process and a shared moment with someone he loves. His unique, and sometimes irreverent, way to playfully confront the essence of reality results in a deep reflection on memory, freedom, cultural identity and life discoveries.

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Tique | publication on contemporary art #3: Six Questions