Driant Zeneli, Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary, 2019. Albanian Pavilion - 58th Venice Biennale
Driant Zeneli, Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary, 2019. Albanian Pavilion - 58th Venice Biennale
Driant Zeneli, Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary, 2019. Albanian Pavilion - 58th Venice Biennale
Driant Zeneli, Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary, 2019. Albanian Pavilion - 58th Venice Biennale
Driant Zeneli, Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary, 2019. Albanian Pavilion - 58th Venice Biennale
Driant Zeneli, Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary, 2019. Albanian Pavilion - 58th Venice Biennale
Driant Zeneli, Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary, 2019. Albanian Pavilion - 58th Venice Biennale
Driant Zeneli, Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary, 2019. Albanian Pavilion - 58th Venice Biennale
Driant Zeneli, Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary, 2019
Driant Zeneli, Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary, 2019
Driant Zeneli, Towards Eridan's Epsilon, 2018
Driant Zeneli, Venezia, 2016
Driant Zeneli, Venezia, 2016
Driant Zeneli, Bankrupt Artists lesson n7, 2016
Driant Zeneli, Atelier Albania, 2015
Driant Zeneli, Atelier Albania, 2015
Driant Zeneli, Atelier Albania, 2015
Driant Zeneli, Dear Mr Luciano Benetton, 2015
Driant Zeneli, Don’t look at The Sun while you're expecting to Cross it, 2014
Driant Zeneli, Don’t look at The Sun while you're expecting to Cross it, 2014
Driant Zeneli, Don’t look at The Sun while you're expecting to Cross it, 2014
Driant Zeneli, Don't look at the Sun while you're expecting to Cross it, 2014
Driant Zeneli, Don’t look at the Sun while you're expecting to cross it, 2014
Driant Zeneli, Unlikely Collissions, 2014
Driant Zeneli, Unlikely Collisions, 2014
Driant Zeneli, Unlikely Collisions, 2014
Driant Zeneli, Unlikely Collisions, 2014
Driant Zeneli, Shapes that would have been, 2014
Driant Zeneli, David without Goliath, 2013
Driant Zeneli, Leave me Alone, 2013
Driant Zeneli, Leave me Alone, 2013
Franco Ariaudo - Driant Zeneli, The Art Pacemaker, 2013
Franco Ariaudo - Driant Zeneli, The Art Pacemaker, 2013
Driant Zeneli - Franco Ariaudo, The Art Pacemaker, 2013
Driant Zeneli, These are a strange kind of romances maybe, 2012-2013
Driant Zeneli, Those who tried to put the rainbow back in the sky, 2012
Driant Zeneli, Those who tried to put the rainbow back in the sky, 2012
Driant Zeneli, Those who tried to put the rainbow back in the sky, 2012
Driant Zeneli, Those who tried to put the rainbow back in the sky, 2012
Driant Zeneli, The Hidden Map 1968-2012 Torino, 2012
Driant Zeneli, Some say the moon is easy to touch..., 2011
Driant Zeneli, Mosque on The Snow, 2011
Driant Zeneli, Prova d'orchestra, 2010
Driant Zeneli, This is a Castle!, 2010
Driant Zeneli, This is a Castle!, 2010
Driant Zeneli, This is a Castle!, 2010
Driant Zeneli, The dream of icarus was to make a cloud, 2009
Driant Zeneli, So Beautiful, 2009
Driant Zeneli, The Unknown Soldier, 2009
Driant Zeneli, The Unknown Soldier, 2009
Driant Zeneli, All art has been... temporary, 2008
Driant Zeneli, too late, 2008
Driant Zeneli, This will be my space!, 2008
Driant Zeneli, When I grow up I want to be an artist, 2007
Driant Zeneli, When I grow up I want to be an artist, 2007
Driant Zeneli, When I grow up I want to be an artist, 2007
Driant Zeneli, When I grow up I want to be an artist, 2007
Driant Zeneli, when i grow up i want to be an artist, 2007
Driant Zeneli, Born in U S and A, 2006
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Driant Zeneli

Driant Zeneli (1983, Shkoder, Albania), lives between Milan and Tirana.

How do we push the boundaries of our limitations without becoming superheroes? Can the realm of the possible be balanced with the one of the imaginary? At the core of Zeneli’s research is the redefinition of the idea of failure, utopia and dream as the elements that open possible alternatives.  Starting from the story of his father in his film ‘When I grow up I want to be an Artist’ (2007) Zeneli combines a personal and a collective story, politics, historical time, while adding elements such as: irony, myth, the fake, utopia, dreams, betrayal, transformation. These elements are present in his more recent works, filmic or performative, as well as in his constant engagement with several educational institutions where he presents the history of ‘failed artists’, with the aim of including this research in the curriculum of art schools. Film is used by Zeneli to sculpt place and time. To play with architecture, history and the several stories that can be attached to them, is for his filmic works a constant necessity. Performance is used by Zeneli as a participative intervention, where the artist activates a meaning that is worked bottom-up with other spectators that become participants.

He represented Albanian Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale, 2019.

In 2017 he won the MOROSO Prize and in 2009 the Young European Artist Award Trieste Contemporanea. He was the artistic director of Mediterranea 18, the Young Artists Biennale from Europe and Mediterranean, taking place for the first time in 2017 between Tirana and Durres.He is co-founder of Harabel Contemporary Art Platform, Tirana.

He has exhibited at: 58th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale (2019); Autostrada Biennale 2th, Prizren, Kosovo, (2019); GAMEC, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bergamo, (2019); Passerelle, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brest, (2018); Mostyn Gallery, Wales, UK (2017); MuCEM, Marseille, (2016); Academie de France à Roma, (2016); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); IV Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Chile (2015); GAM, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Turin (2013); KCCC, Klaipeda, Lithuania (2013); ZKM, Karlsruhe (2012); MUSAC, Castilla León. Spain, (2012); 54th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale (2011); Prague Biennale 5, Prague (2011) National Gallery of Kosove, Prishtine (2010); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genoa (2009); National Gallery of Tirana, (2008).

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