Petrit Halilaj

Petrit Halilaj was born in Kostërrc (Skenderaj-Kosovo) in 1986. Lives and works in Berlin, Kosovo and Mantova. Petrit Halilaj work is concerned with tracing history and biography. The artist quotes images from his personal recollections and draws on them in his work, translating them into the changed reality of the present day and, with it, into a new context and a new ‘guise’ – which often involves considerable magnification. Halilaj pursues this investigation of the past not just on his own behalf.