DRITON SELMANI

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Driton Selmani

Only Time Will Tell, 2019
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Driton Selmani

Landlocked Deep Desires, 2019

About

Driton Selmani approaches the idea of perceived reality by deconstructing formations of social, political, and cultural topics that have been embodied around him. At a young age, he was told to worship a country that no longer existed, which caused him to form a basis of skepticism towards any supposedly given reality. He later used this as a beneficial tool to reconstruct his beliefs into visual artifacts. In 1999, old simulacra have been replaced by new simulacra; the ornaments of a previous space have been refurbished in order to unfold with new meanings but also new uncertainties. Selmani confronts himself as a spectator of this “on-going event”, but rather positions himself as an actor, enacting his performances based on his personal histories, beliefs, and doubts.

Born in Kosovo, where he lives and works, Selmani completed his MA studies at The Arts University Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Selmani has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions at international institutions and spaces including Stacion Center For Contemporary Art Pristina, Ludwig Múzeum in Budapest, Kunstraum Niederosterreich Vienna, Casa Contemporanea São Paulo, Mediterranea Biennial 16 Ancona, U10 Belgrade, 5th Marrakesh Biennial, Amsterdam Light Festival, Fabbrica del Vapore Milan, Bregenz Biennale, Exchiesetta Polignano a Mare, National Art Gallery Tirana, Thessaliniki Center of Contemporary Art, Eugster || Belgrade, Norrköping Light Festival.

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Driton Selmani

They say you can’t hold two watermelons in one hand, 2012
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Driton Selmani

Eye To Eye, 2017
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Driton Selmani

When they came, 2019
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Driton Selmani

WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T DO IT, 2019

Love Letters Series

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Driton Selmani
Bothering, 2019
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Driton Selmani
A Bag Full Of Yes, 2019
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Driton Selmani
Reality is a Consensus, 2019
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Driton Selmani
Never Say No To Yes, 2019

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