Erzen Shkololli

Erzen Shkololli (b. Pejë, 1976) is an artist and curator. He is currently the Director of the National Gallery of Art, Tirana. Shkololli was also the curatorial advisor to Documenta 14 between 2016-2017. He commissioned Kosovo's first exhibition for the 55th Venice Biennale of Art in 2013. Since 2003 he has been a member of the European Cultural Parliament. He co-founded the EXIT Contemporary Art Institute in Peja in 2013 with Sokol Beqiri. Through his work, Shkololli seeks to re-enact traditional rituals, using local rituals and folklore to draw attention to socio-political situations, while alluding to contemporary symbols and disillusionment. His artworks has been exhibited in prominent museums such as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Tate Modern in London, and MUMOK in Vienna.