Endri Dani2023-03-23 17:39
Endri Dani was born in 1987 in Shkodra, Albania. He studied painting and applied graphics at the University of Arts in Tirana from 2006-2010. After graduation, Dani attended several training programs and Art Residencies such as:
2021 – Residency Unlimited (RU), New York (USA)
2021 – Situated Residency program, T.I.C.A – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana (AL)
2020 – Styria-Artist-in-Residence (St.AiR), Graz (AT)
2018 – Fogo Island Art Residency, Fogo Island (CA)
2017 – Vent des Forêts, Fresnes-au-Mont (FR)
2015 – SAC – Cultural and Environmental System, Puglia (IT)
Dani is also a co-founder of MIZA gallery, the first artist-run-space in Tirana
dedicated to emerging artists from the Balkan/Mediterranean region.
During the years 2018-2022, Dani contributed as a Lecturer in the Department of Design at Polytechnic University of Tirana-Faculty of Civil Engineering. In 2016, he founded the communication studio “Kavalo Studio”. He currently holds the status of Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at Polis University.
FIELD OF INTEREST
Endri Dani is a visual artist. Initially training as a painter, this foundation permeates his now predominantly photographic, video and installation practice, which tends to incorporate found objects, artefacts of ordinary life, elements of Albania’s history and an examination of collective memory. His recent work has been deeply oriented to anthropological research, focusing on the predicaments of local identity in the era of globalization and underlying paradoxes, particularly as they manifest themselves in material and consumer culture. Inspired by subjects that have touched him personally, stories arising from his daily encounters and attempts to create experientially-derived insights into these subjects, he creates a space that slides between reality and fiction.
ACTIVITIES / PUBLICATIONS
Dani’s work has been exhibited in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India (2016); Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Argentina (2015); Marrakech Biennale 5, Marrakech (2014), as well as in museums such as The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2019); Centre Pompidou-Metz (2019); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Mucem – Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, Marseille (2016); Ludwig Museum-Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (2016); The Pino Pascali Museum/Foundation, Italy (2015) and the National Art Gallery, Tirana, among others.