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NATIONAL GALLERY OF KOSOVA announces the artists participating in the 15th edition of the International Photography Biennial Exhibition and Award

“Gjon Mili” 2017

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti

Assistant curator: Atdhe Mulla

Artistic Liaison: Alexis Brocchi




Participating artists:

Erica Scourti, Clare Strand, HAVE IT, Brilant Pireva, Eva and Franco Mattes, Claudia Sola, Dardan Zhegrova, Jeff Guess, Thomson & Craighead, Jordan Tate, Margo Wolowiec, Christopher Meerdo, Oskar Schmidt, Kurshtrim Asllani, Thomas Galler, Anne de Vries, TADI / Sadie Suhodolli, Eliza Hoxha and Alice Pedroletti.


10 October – 10 November 2017


We refer to images, or the act of creating images, to act socially, politically and even privately. As a consequence of the digital age of photography, the way we are involved in image making is continuous:we can confer it a specific professional or artistic function, or embed it in they way we shape our existence.

When digital images are imposing themselves as a visual translation of the self, the understanding of photography is striving to go away from standard representational practices. Images compose a visual timeline, comparable to a textual linear narrative, where the grammar is made of our shopping lists, chats, social media’s comments or work emails.

Although these images are not coherent when considered together and are produced for different reasons, they become knowledge ‘chunks’ thatvisually translate different contexts into what we wish others to think of us. They can therefore be understood as a pictorial alphabet, where the possibilities of communicating are infinite and universal, freed from constraints related to textual translation. The result is a flow of visual forms and meanings that are interchangeable, independently from the situations in which they were generated and consumed.

The 2017 “Gjon Mili” Biennial & Award wants to query this hypothesis; focusing on image-making in the digital era, it wants to test if ‘visual authorship’ today is still associated with holding a specific position through the idea of representation, or rather is about delving into an ever-changing process that never produces a ‘finished’ work to display.

Beyond a classic photographic exhibition, the 2017 “Gjon Mili” Biennial & Award will therefore exhibit an expanded narrative of photography through photo-objects, installations, projections, visual data streams and ‘moving wallpapers’ that will put the curatorial rationale to test, and will engage the audience on a path to discovery, self-reflection and open enquiry about the status of visual culture in the beginning of the 21st century.

Alfredo Cramerotti



Galeria Kombëtare e Kosovës, Rr. Agim Ramadani 360, 10000, Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo.

For more information contact Lirije Buliqi at +38138 225 627



So Like You, 2013-15.

Courtesy Erica Scourti