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Sokol Beqiri
Born in 1964 in Peja.
Painter, graphic artist, sculptor and managing director of the EXIT Gallery in Peja; Project Leadership of “Missing Identity”.

educational background


Academy of Fine Arts, Prishtina


Sep – Dec 2001

Heinrich Böll Foundation

group exhibitions (selected)


“Love it or leave it”, Cetinje Biennial 5, curated by René Block and Nataša Ilić; Cetinje
“I need a radical change”, curated by WHW, Gallery Nova; Zagreb
“The failure of the beauty / Beauty of the failure”, curated by Harald zeemann, Fondación Joan Miro; Barcelona
“The joy of my dream”, Sevilla Biennial, curated by Harald Szeemann
“The Balkans - a crossroad to the future”, Arte Fiera; Bologna


“U-topos”, 2nd Tirana Biennial, curated by Branislava Andjelković, National Gallery of Art; Tirana
“In the gorges of the Balkans. A report”, curated by René Block, Kunsthalle Fridericianum; Kassel
“In Progress”, 56th Locarno Film festival, curated by Harald Szeemann; Locarno
“Blood and Honey - Future is in the Balkans”, curated by Harald Szeemann, Essl Collection; Vienna
“Bitter / sweet harmony”, Digital ArtLab, curated by Edi Muka; Holon


“Small Brother”, ONUFRI 2002, curated by Edi Muka, National Gallery of Art; Tirana
“Speak to the man on the street”, IV International Biennial of Cetinje, curated by Iara Boubnova; Cetinje


“Escare”, 1st Tirana´s Biennial, curated by Edi Muka; Tirana
“Beautiful Strangers”, curated by Edi Muka, IFA-Gallery; Berlin, Bonn
1st Valencia Biennial “VideoRom”, curated by Cristina Perrella; Valencia

2001 - 2003

“Devenirs (Becomings) – Contemporary art in South Eastern


ONUFRI 98, curated by Edi Muka, National Gallery; Tirana


“Pertej”, curated by Shkёlzen Maliqi, Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade
II International Biennial of Cetinje; Cetinje

bibliography (selected)


Harald Szeemann: “On the Exhibition”, in the catalogue “Blood & Honey – Future’s in the Balkans”, Edition Sammlung Essl.


“Albanische Mondträume”, in: “Der Spiegel” (21.01.).


Edi Muka in catalogue “Beautiful Strangers”, IfA, Berlin.
Woren Bloch: “Kein Rettungsengel über dem Kosovo; Albanische Gegenwartskunst in der neuen Berliner IFA Galerie”, in: “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (5.10.).
Migjen Kelmendi: “Bride and spring”, Koha Ditore, Kosovo.