Artan Shabani

Artan Shabani (b. Vlora, 1969) is an artist and curator. He was the director of the National Gallery of Arts, Tirana between 2013-2018. Shabani is the founder of Promenade Gallery in Vlora, and one of the founders of Albanian Gallery of Arts private foundation. As an artist he works in a wide range of media including painting, drawing, photography, video and installation. Shabani's art focuses mainly on historical and social themes, especially the metamorphosis of societies that have experienced the trauma of the Cold War from a local and international perspective, which is mainly constructed as an endless album of personal memories. His works have been shown in various biennials, solo and group exhibitions, fairs and competitions in major galleries, museums and public institutions, private and public, national and international, and his works are mainly to be found in the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and Albania.