Edson Luli was born in Shkoder (Albania) in 1989, lives and works in Milan.
Thought is what precedes everything that has happened, is happening and will happen. Thought is all around us, all man-made environment and interventions are a product of our thought.
By offering the public a participative type of gaze, Luli proposes, through his practice, to explore and observe what is happening when we are engaged in the activity of thinking. The interaction between the senses and the artwork generate new meanings which contradicts our common senses and establishing a new perceptual relationship with the artwork.
Luli’s research lies in an intersection between ontology and epistemology, the relationship between the observer and the observed and how all these factors influence and depend on each other. How can we create new and saner ways of representing and interacting with reality?
Luli is concerned with understanding how we evaluate, with the non-verbal, inner life of each individual, with how each of us experiences and makes sense of our experiences, including how we use language and how language uses us.
In his practice he uses different media that vary from print and photography to film and installations always maintaining a dialectical relationship between form and concept.
By creating logical structures, Luli tries to avoid the clashing of value structures created by metaphors and invites the viewer to engage by applying their value structures to the logical ones and create a space-time where one can doubt and explore in depth the conditioning created by the culture around us.
To create awareness of this temporal process where perceptions, abstractions, concepts and mental models arise, becomes an urgency in today’s turmoil and conflictual way of thinking.
Luli is graduated in New Technologies of Art (BA) and in Cinema and Video (MA) at Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan.
Luli’s work has been shown in international public and private art spaces including the following: It Begins With you and Me, (solo show), Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, Milano, 2021; Corso Concordia 11, Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani e Via Farini, Milano, 2021 Back and Forth, Again, Black Box Genesis, Vaasa, Finlandia, 2021; Resisting the Trouble – Moving Images in Times of Crisis, VISIO - Schermo dell’Arte, Manifattura Tabacchi, Firenze, 2021; In-Attesa, Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, Milano, 2021; A volte penso che…, Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, San Matteo Church, Lucca, 2020; I don’t know. Let’s see!, (solo show) Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani. Online gallery space, 2020; ARCADIA E APOCALISSE, Paesaggi italiani in 150 anni di arte, fotografia, video e installazioni, PALP, Pontedera, 2019; PASSING, Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani - Collective 62, Miami, 2019; Premio Cairo XX, Royal Palace, Milan, 2019; Photography Biennale Gjon Mili / IN TRANSITION: Images between Fact and Fiction, National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina, 2019; Heavenly Creatures - Strategies of Being and Seeing, Kunsthalle West, Merano, 2019; Art House School residency organized by Adrian Paci, Shkodër, Albania, 2018; L’Arte nei Pixel. Videoart & Arte Contemporanea, Lucca Film Festival, Lucca, 2018; This Exhibition Will Have a Title Soon (solo show), Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, Milan, 2017; Watch the Line While Crossing, Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, Lucca, 2017; Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, Tirana and Durres, 2017; Media Art Festival, MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2017; 22nd International Onufri Prize - Stranger than Kindness, National Art Gallery, Tirana, 2016; Artist Talk, COD, Tirana, 2016; Tirana Film Festival, Tirana, 2016; Hotel Europa, Concordia, Exhibition Space Langestraat 56, Netherlands, 2016; Fuori Visioni - Contemporary Art Festival, Piacenza, 2016; Talking About, MM XI, National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtine, 2016; VideoZero, Brera Academy of Fine Arts, 2016; Combat Prize, Museum G. Fattori, Livorno, 2016; Milano Film Festival, Milan, 2015; VideoZero, Academy of Brera, 2015; Future Identities, Laura Haber Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2015; The rhythm of art lies somewhere in between, Bienal del Fin del Mundo IV, Chile, 2015; Hybrid Identities, Contemporary Venice, Palazzo Flangini, Venice, 2014; Pamur, Visual Arts Festival, Tirana, 2014; Black Box, Malaga Home Gallery, Milan, 2014.