Flaka Haliti

Flaka Haliti’s artistic practice includes mixed media, sculpture and spatial installation with a decidedly site-specific approach. Appropriation and re-arrangement are continuous lines in her works, whereby new aesthetic patterns are created. Haliti emphasizes altered perceptions on a visual level, as well as in conceptual methods to engage in political reflections and geopolitical preoccupations. Mediated by the sensory and by visual fields, territorial boundaries and powers such as national borders or the dispositions of associations like the UN or the European Union, are brought to negotiation. Importantly, her works steadily confront languages of identity in order to transcend its categorizations of gender or nationality. Occupying in-between states, Haliti furthermore challenges humanist perspectives and its authority over representation and abstraction.

Flaka Haliti (born 1982 in Prishtina, Kosovo, lives in Munich) represented her home country Kosovo at the Venice Biennale in 2015. She was a scholarship holder of the Villa Romana in Florence in 2017 and is the recipient of the Ars Viva Prize. She completed her studies at the College of Fine Arts, Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and presented her artistic work in individual exhibitions at the mumok - Museum Moderne Kunst in Vienna, S.A.L.T.S. Kunstverein Birsfelden, Kunsthalle Lingen and the Kunsthaus Hamburg and in group exhibitions at Museum Ludwig Cologne, Kunsthalle Vienna and Lenbachhaus Munich, amongst others. Also in 2018 Haliti participated in Public Art Munich and the Busan Biennale. In 2019 she was a participant in the Fellbach Triennial for sculpture, where she received the Ludwig Gies Prize from the Letter Stiftung. She was nominated for the Preis der Nationalgalerie in 2019 and was exhibited at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. In 2022, she participated at the Manifesta in Prishtina.

Arte TV - Twist: Flaka Haliti at Manifesta 2022

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