Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana, Albania

During my residency at the Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art (TICA) in the Albanian capital Tirana in May-June and September 2016 I realized the film Rruga, the installation At the corner and several photographs.

The 30 minutes film Rruga is the second episode of the series of four films about micro economy and resourcefulness in urban public space: Street vendors: Medellín, Tirana, Johannesburg, Yogyakarta. Rruga premiered in September 2016. I filmed and edited the film myself; the editing was supervised by Vava Stojadinovic; the soundtrack was composed by Erik Spanjers.

Next to the film I collaborated with one of the street sellers, flower seller Valbona, to realise the installation At the corner for the closing show of the residency at ZETA Gallery in Tirana in June 2016. Read At the corner: Valbona, the florist.

The residence at TICA was supported by Mondriaan Fonds and curated by Italian artist Stefano Romano from the Museum of Art in Public Space (MAPS) i.c.w. Edi Muka, director of TICA. My fellow residents were the Serbian artist Branislav Nikolic from Belgrade and the Albanian artist Silva Agostini based in Berlin. More information on my blog.

Rruga has been screened and exhibited at:
2018-present Part of the four channel video installation Street vendors: Medellín, Tirana, Johannesburg, Yogyakarta
2017 Urban Cinematics, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Rotterdam – screening
2017 Plateaukunst, Margraten – exhibition curated by Wanda Reiff
2016 Reja, Tirana, – screening and premiere, curated by Stefano Romano
2016 European Mobility Week, Shkoder – screening, produced by Eltjana Shkreli
2016 Polis University, Tirana – screening
2016 Centre for Openness and Dialogue, Tirana – screening and artist talk, curated by Valentina Bonizzi, photos by Eri Dautaj Luzi
2016 Albanian Embassy Art Gallery, Den Haag – solo exhibition commissioned by the Ambassador of Albania to the Netherlands, Adia Sakiqi
2016 Miza Gallery, Tirana – group exhibition AIRLAB