Born in Shkoder (Albania), 1969
Lives & works in Milano (Italy)
Very active in: 90s, 2000s, Current decade

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Using a media such as video, installation, painting and photography Adrian Paci reflects upon an existential condition - dislocation, loss and the rediscovery of one's origins with a sense immediacy and irony. His investigations lead him to question the role of the artist and the very nature of the work of art, in an ongoing, subtle celebration of everyday life.

Selected Biography

Selected public collections:

MOMA, New York
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Kunsthaus, Zurich
GAMeC, Bergamo
Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona

Selected solo exhibitions:

Center for Contemporary Art CCA, Tel Aviv, curated by Edna Mosenson Kunstverein
Stuk, Leuven, Belgium curated by Eva Wittocox
Kunstverein Hannover, curated by Stephan Berg, Martin Engler
Bonnier Konsthall, Stockholm, curated by Sara Arrhenius

Premio Pino Pascali 2007, Museo Pino Pascali-Polignano a Mare, Italy
Peter Blum, New York, NY
Smith-Stewart Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
Museum Am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
Per Speculum, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

Per Speculum, galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan
Adrian Paci, Galleria Civica di Modena, curated by Angela Vettese, Modena, Italy
Adrian Paci, Bak, Utrecht
Modern Times, MAN, Nuoro, Italy.

PS1, MOMA, New York, USA.
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Perspective 147: Adrian Paci, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
MC projects, Los Angeles
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Exit Gallery, Kosovo

galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan
Viafarini, Milan

Baltic Art Center, Gotland
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

Galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan
Galleria Irida, Sofia, Bulgaria
Galleria d?Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, GAMeC, Bergamo (Italy)
Claudio Poleschi, Lucca (Italy), curated by Angela Vettese

Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden
Fondazione Lanfranco Baldi, Florence
Home Sweet Home, Artropia, Milan

National Gallery of Art, Tirana

Selected group-exhibitions:

Museum Folkwang, Essen

Shanghai Art Museum, June 6 - July 2
Tate Modern, London, England curated by Ute Eskildsen
Bruxelles Biennale, Bruxelles, Belgium
Museion, Bozen, Italy curated by Corinne Diserens
Too Early for Vacation, ev+a, Limerick (IR), curated by Hou Hanru
Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus Zürich, curated by Mirjam Varadinis

Land of human rights, association for contemporary art, Graz, Austria
Auto Emotion, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
Prague Biennale 3, Prague
Transculture, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow
Inbetweeness (Balcani: metafore di cambiamento), San Michele a Ripa, Rome
Senso Unico PS1 MoMA, Long Island City, NY
Collectors 1, Cesac - Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio

Wherever we go, intinerary exhibition, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, San Francisco
Art Institute, Confini, MAN, Nuoro, Italy
Fremd bin ich eingezogen, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Exposed Memory, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest
Nothing stands still, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
Bin beschäftigt, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
Highlights from the KunstFilmBiennale Köln in Berlin, KunstWerke, Berlin
On Air: video in onda dall?Italia, Galleria Comunale d?Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Italy
The Grand Promenade, National Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, Atens
Busan Biennale 2006, Busan, Korea
Biennale of Sydney, Zones of contact, curated by Charles Merewether Venice-Istanbul, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
Mixed with pain, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul
Shoot the Family, traveling exhibition, USA and Canada, curated by Ralph Rugoff
Painting as a way of living, Istanbul Modern, curated by Rosa Martinez
Ecce Uomo (33+1 artisti contemporanei da collezioni private), Spazio Oberdan, Milan
A scuola con gli artisti, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Italy
60 Minutes Well Spent, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
This is not America, Braverman ByArtProject, Tel Aviv
Heavy Food, Festival Time in Jazz, Berchidda, Italy
Equal and less equal, Museum of the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Biennale cuvée, World Selection of Contemporary Art, O.K Centrum, Linz
ARS 06, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki

Berlin Photography Festival, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
More Than This, Biennale Visual Arts, Goteborg
Il Grande Teatro del Mediterraneo. Atto primo: differenti visioni, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy
Art Film Biennale, Koln
ADAM, Smart project space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Projekt Migration, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Koln
Biennale Visual Arts, Venice, Italy, Arsenale, Sempre un po? più lontano curated by Rosa Martinez
Irriducibile: Contemporary Short Form Video, Miami Art Central, Miami
Going public? 05, Contemporary Art Center, Larissa, Greece. Curated by Claudia Zanfi

Pathos/Gefuhle, Raumpool Rhein-Main, Frankfurt am Main, curated by Felix Ruhofer
New Video, New Europe Renaissance Society, Chicago, curated by Hamza
Walzer. travelling exhibition, Contemporary art Museum, St.Luis, Tate Modern, London
Biennale di Cetinje, Montenegro, curated by René Block
Sevilla Biennale, Sevilla, curated dy Harald Szemann
Dimensione Follia, Galleria Civica di Trento, curated by Roberto Pinto
Triennale di Tallin, Estonie, curated by Sirje Helme
On air, Galleria Comunale di Monfalcone
I Nuovi Mostri, Fondazione Trussardi, Milan, curated by Massimiliano Gioni
Exiting Europe, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, curated by Anton Ledrer
The Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists, Vrsac, curated by Svebor Midzic, Jelena Vesic, Ana Nikitovice & Sinisa Mitrovic
Empowerment/Cantiere Italia, Museo d?Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, curated by Marco Scotini
Z.A.T. Zone Artistiche Tempoanee, Civica Galleria d?Arte Moderna, Gallarate, curated by Emma Zanella
Se Bashku, Museum of Contempory Art, Upsala, Sweden, curated by Edi Muka
Who is Singing Over There, Sarajevo, curated by Dunja Blazevic
Periplo del Mediterraneo, Loggia di Banchi, Genova, curated by Maurizio Calvesi e Marisa Vescovo

Looking Awry, Apex Art, New York, curated by What, How and for Whom
Vacio 9, Madrid, curated by Peter Kilchmann
Gestures, Printemps de Septembre, Festival of Contemporary Images, Toulouse, curated by Marta Gilli and Fabienne Fulchéri
In den Schluchten des Balkan. Kunst aus dem Südosten Europas, Kunsthalle Fridericianeum Kassel, Kassel
Draft, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich
Riflessioni sugli effetti delle guerre, Galleria Milano, Milan
Mille e Una Notte, Stecca degli Artigiani, Milan
Isola (Art) Project Milano, MACMO, Geneve
Blood and Honey, Sammlung Essl, Wien, curated by Harald Szeemann
Multitudini-Solitudini, Museion, Bolzano
Strangers to Ourselves, Hasting Museum, Hasting
Se Bashku, 2 Tirana Biennal (travel exhibition), Tirana
Skin Deep, MART, Rovereto
G2003, Vira (Switzerland), curated by Harald Szeemann
Bitter / sweet harmony, Digital ArtLab, Holon (Izrael)

In Search of Balkania, Neue Galerie, Graz
EXit, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
5th Werkleitz Biennial, Berlin
Nuovo Spazio Italiano, Galleria Civica d?Arte Contemporanea di Trento, MART, Rovereto
The Horse would Know but the Horse can?t Speak, Premio Furla, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice
It?s ain?t much but it?s home, Binz 39 (with Emanuel Licha), Zurich
Rain, Fotofest, Houston
Videolounge, Fondazione Andriano Olivetti, Rome
Boundless, Belgrad

Short Stories, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
I Valencia Biennal, Valencia
Premio Michetti, Francavilla al Mare (Italy)
I Tirana Biennal, Tirana
Generator, Claudio Poleschi, Lucca (Italy)
Le Mois de la Photo à Montreal, Montreal
Beautiful Strangers, Ifa Gallery, Berlin
Ostensiv, Kunstraum Leipzig, Leipzig
A Sense of Wellbeing, Karlovy Vary
Killing me Softly, Bildmuseet Umea, Sweden
Arteast Collection 2000+ , Innsbruck
Viafarini, Milan

Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen
BAN Exhibition, International House, Bruxelles
Manifesta 3, Lubljiana
Noi amiamo l?Italia Italia ama noi, Pinacoteca Cascella, Ortona (Italy)
Arteast Collection 2000+, Museum of Modern Art, Lubljiana
Coast to Coast, Placentia Arte, Piacenza (Italy)
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-und Videofest, Kassel
In & Out, National Gallery of Art, Tirana

XLVIII Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Lost & Found, Center for Electronic Media De Waag, Amsterdam

Permanent Instability, National Gallery of Art, Tirana