Petrit Halilaj

born in 1986 in Kostërrc (Kosovo), lives and works in Berlin, Kosovo and Mantova
Villa Romana Fellow 2014 (with Alvaro Urbano)


Degree Art Academy Brera, Milan

Awards and Scholarships

Blau Orange 2010 – shortlist Simon Denny, Petrit Halilaj, Klara Liden, Nora Schultz

installation view, Who does the earth belong to while painting
the wind?! (2012), Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland,
Courtesy Petrit Halilaj and Chert, Berlin

exhibition view, I'm hungry to keep you close. I want to find the
words to resist but in the end there is a locked sphere. The funny thing
is that you're not here, nothing is (2013), Kosovo Pavillon, Venice Biennial,
Courtesy Petrit Halilaj and Chert, Berlin

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

July 14th?, Foundation d’Enterprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris
Kosovo Pavillon, Venice Biennial, curated by Kathrin Rhomberg, Venice
Poisoned by men in need of some love, curated by Elena Filipovic, WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels
Tongewölbe T25, Ingolstadt, DE

Who does the earth belong to while painting the wind?! curated by Giovanni Carmine, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen

Petrit Halilaj, Kunstraum Innsbruck, curated by Veit Loers
Statement, Art Basel, Chert, Berlin

A Queer Balance, Audio Visual Arts, New York
Welcome to the White Bottom, with Lucy Dodd, Pro Choice, Vienna

Back to the Future, curated by Albert Heta, Stacion, Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo

Group Exhibitions

Zweiter Streich, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen, DE
SUPER Visions - Zeichnen und Sein, curated by Stefanie Heckmann, Museum Schloss Moyland

Fuoriclasse – 20 years of Italian Art in the class of Alberto Garutti, curated by Luca Cerizza, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan
Focus, Frieze art fair, Chert, Berlin
It doesn’t always have to be beautiful, unless it’s beautiful, The Kosovo Art Gallery, Prishtina
New Public, group exhibition, curated by Rein Wolfs, Museion, Bolzano, IT
Lost and found, curated by Isabel Devriendt, Wilfried Huet, Dirk Engelen, Stella Lohaus. ERROR ONE, a nomadic initiative for contemporary art, Antwerp
30 Künstler/30 Räume, curated by Kathleen Rahn, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft

nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands, with Juliette Blightman, Petrit Halilaj, Robert Kinmont, Danh Vo, Cerith Wyn Evans, curated by Scott C. Weaver, RaebervonStenglin, Zurich
Ernste Tiere: Petrit Halilaj, Judith Hopf, Bedwyr Williams, curated by Christina Végh, Kunstverein Bonn
Ostalgia, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, New Museum, New York
Based in Berlin, curated by Angelique Campens, Fredi Fischli, Magdalena Magiera, Jakob Schillinger and Scott Cameron Weaver, Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin
STRUKTUR & ORGANISMUS, with Max Frey, Tue Greenfort, Petrit Halilaj, Rita Vitorelli, curated by Stefan Tasch, Marillenhof - Destillerie Kausl, AT
You don’t love me anymore, curated by Katja Schroeder, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

Maladresses ou La Figure de l’idiot, curated by Fanny Gonella, The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris
Drinnen & Draussen, Chert, Berlin
6th Berlin Biennale, curated by Kathrin Rhomberg, Berlin
Berlin - Paris. Un échange de galeries, Petrit Halilaj, Heike Kabisch, Carla Scott Fullerton, Galerie Carlos Cardenas, Paris, with Chert Galerie, Berlin

Melancholy of Compassion, curated by Melih Gorgun, Siemens Gallery, Istanbul
Time Machine, curated by Vlado Velkov, Kunstverein Arnsberg

The Lamb´s Mother in the Creche?, Chert, Berlin
Art is my Playground, Tershane, Istanbul

Mediterraneo Contemporaneo, Castello Aragonese, Taranto, curated by Antonio d’Avossa
Corpo Urbano, De portesio 2006, Fondazione Cominelli, Brescia, curated by Bruno Muzzolini, Roberta Baldaro, Massimo Rossi
Wireless, Unorossodue, curated by Alessandro Mancassola and Bruno Muzzolini MIGRE, Careof, Milan
Open Air, Orto Botanico, Parma, curated by Marinella Paderni and Isotta Saccani