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Edi Hila



Biography

Born in Shkodër, Albania in 1944.
Lives and works in Tirana, Albania.



Education

1996 Professor of Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Tirana, Albania
1993 Dean of the Faculty of Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Tirana,  Albania
1991 ProfessorofPainting,AcademyofFineArts, Tirana, Albania
1967 Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts, Tirana,  Albania



Solo exhibitions

2018
- Open Museum, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Edi Hila - Painter of Transformation, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
- Edi Hila - Painter of Transformation, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2017
Tirana-Versailles, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris, France

2016
Mirages of a Boulevard, Center for Openness and Dialogue, Tirana, Albania

2013
Penthouse, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris, France

2011
Year ‘11, Zeta Contemporary Art Center, Tirana, Albania

2009
Paysages Transitionnels, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris, France

2008
Senza angeli, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy
Edi Hila - Unstoppable rhythm of Ali Oseku, Zeta Contemporary Art Center, Tirana, Albania

2007
Disegni non presentati. 1970-1989, Zeta Contemporary Art Center, Tirana, Albania

2006
Suburban, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

1998
Komfort, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania

1991
National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania



Group exhibitions

2017
documenta 14, Torwache, Kassel, Germany
documenta 14, Athens Conservatoire (Odeion), Athens, Greece

2016
The Whale That Was a Submarine. Contemporary Positions from Albania and Kosovo, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Prandaj Hyji i lartësoi..., Galeria e Arteve Shkodër, Shkodër, Albania
A History: Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany

2015
Potential Monuments of Unrealised Futures, AA School of architecture, London, United Kingdom

2014
Fundamentals,14th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Une histoire, art, architecture et design, des années 80 à aujourd’hui, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, France
100 Years of Albanian Drawing, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
Some Artists’ Artists, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, United States

2013
Florenz!, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
Critique and Crises. Art in Europe since1945, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
La Révolte et l’Ennui, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
The Desire for Freedom - Arte in Europa dal 1945, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

2012
Critique et Crise. L’art en Europe depuis 1945, Deutsches Historiches Museum, Berlin, Germany

2011
Récits anamorphiques, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

2010
Touched, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Quartet-Four Biennials Reflected in Prints, International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana, Slovenia

2006
Adrin Paci presents: Edi Hila e Giovanni De Lazzari, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
Interrupted Histories, Lubljana Museum of Contemporary Art, Lubljana, Slovenia

2005
Sweet Tabbos, 5th Tirana Biennial, Tirana, Albania

2004
International Prize Onufri 2004, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
Love it or leave it, Cetinje Biennial V Reappearance, Museum of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo

2003
In den Schluchten des Balkan, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Blood & Honey/Future’s in the Balkans, The ESSL Collection - Art of the present, Vienna, Austria

2002
Small Brother, International Prize Onufri 2002, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania

2001
Escape, 1st Tirana Biennial e pare, Tirana, Albania
The Art of Balkan Countries, Thessaloniki, Greece

2000
Géographies, Chantal Crousel Gallery, Paris, France
After the Wall, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
After the Wall, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
In and Out, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania

1999
Albania Today, Albanian Pavilion, 48th Edition of Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
International Prize Onufri 99, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
Albanische Kunst Heute, Haus am Lutzowplatz, Berlin, Germany
After the Wall, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

1998
Permanent Instability, International Prize Onufri 98, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirania, Albania
The International Biennial of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

1997
Reorientation, the Porcelain Factory, Tirana, Albania
International Prize Onufri 97, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
First Mediterranean Biennial, Tunis, Tunisia

1996
Centre National d’Art et d’Essai, Lucernaire, Paris, France

1993
Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria
International Prize Onufri 93, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania

1972
Pranvera 72, International Prize Onufri 72, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania



Collections

Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Fonds municipal d’art contemporain de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain des pays de la Loire, Loire, France
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain d’Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Fondation Colas pour l’art Contemporain, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Collection Kontakt - Groupe Erste, Vienna, Austria
The ESSL Collection - Art of the present, Vienna, Austria
Collection Diener & Diener, Basel, Switzerland
National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
Museum Of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany



Awards/Fellowships

2004 International Prize Onufri 2004, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
2002 International Prize Onufri 2002, Second Prize, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
1999 International Prize Onufri 99, First Prize, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
1998 International Prize Onufri 98, First Prize, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
1997 International Prize Onufri 97, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
1993 International Prize Onufri 93, First Prize, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania
1972 Pranvera 72, First Prize, National Art Gallery of Albania, Tirana, Albania