We believe in artists and their essential role in our society.

The Albanian Institute, founded to champion, empower, and celebrate artists of all disciplines, has continued steadfastly in its mission for over a decade. The Artists Index includes some of the artists currently represented in the collection or presented in one of our exhibitions or programs. It will be updated periodically to reflect the Institutes’s ongoing work to increase access to its collection. The artists talks program, representation, and permanent collection, informally begun by artists who saw the critical need for institutional stewardship and presentation of their work, is now recognized as important public collections of works by Albanian artists. 


Contemporary art

Creatives & Collaborators

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A musical journey of Albanian Folk Music

A documentary on ancient Albanian Songs and Folk Poetry, featuring Flemish Folk Narrative and a conversation with Christopher C. King.

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A musical journey of Folk Music and Poetry

Join us for a musical celebration of traditional folk music and conversation — a journey through cultures and vintage sounds of Europe’s oldest surviving musical traditions.

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Arbëreshë Oral Storytelling

Arbëreshë Oral Storytelling with George Richard Manus

George Richard Manus, 85 years old, and his brother Ronald Manus, 87 years old (family’s original last name was Minici) are the last living relatives in the family that have memories of the Arbëreshë language and stories, songs, and old passed-down refrains or sayings from their grandparents who were born in Vaccarizzo Albanese, also known as Vakarici, in Calabria, and immigrated to America.

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International Women’s Day 2021 — Celebrating Mrika Nikqi

#OurHeroines: This International Womens Day, we’re celebrating Mrika Nikqi, and other strong women and girls who inspire and speak up for an Equal Future!

We join fellow EUNIC members in saluting women who have expanded our sense of actual possibilities.

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Sir Noel Malcolm and General Wesley Clark

A Special Lecture with Sir Noel Malcolm and welcoming remarks by General Wesley Clark, followed by a discussion lead by Professor Nicholas C. Pano and Dr. Elez Biberaj, joined by Mr. Richard Lukaj and director Dino Korca hosting.

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Tom Winnifrith: An Albanian Odyssey

Please join us for a timely talk and discussion with Professor James Pettifer on the life and work of Tom John Winnifrith, and the live conversation will be led by Dr Roland Gjoni.

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Front to Confront

Front to Confront — a short dance film by Brigel Gjoka

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Literary Arts

From the Refugee’s Suitcase

From the Refugee’s Suitcase: A Reading and Conversation with Xhevdet Bajraj and his Translators, Ani Gjika and Alice Whitmore.

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Hunting Flies — New York Premiere

Hunting Flies, by Albanian-born, Norway-based writer-director Izer Aliu, to premiere in New York City.

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Crossing: Book talk with Pajtim Statovci

The Kosovo-born Finnish novelist Pajtim Statovci, who was hailed by the New York Times as “his literary gifts are prodigious” and New Yorker “strange and exquisite”, will join us to discuss his new novel Crossing, that speaks to identity, exile, war, and love, and much much more.

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Broken April

Deep in the mountains, a young man is caught up in a blood feud that has plagued his family for generations. With one month to live, he must make an impossible choice: break the cycle to fight for love, or surrender to fate.

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Medal Award London

Albanian Institute has been awarded the London Design Biennale 2016 Public Medal

Albanian Institute was awarded the London Design Biennale 2016 Public Medal, for the exceptional design contribution to the 2016 theme, Utopia By Design.

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Design Talks — Dino Korca in conversation with Dr. Christopher Turner

Dino Korca will be in conversation with Biennale Director Dr. Christopher Turner about the idea of progress, where the pursuit of the idea is more interesting than the final destination.

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Albanian Institute New York to represent Albania at London Design Biennale

Albanian Institute New York is pleased to announce that it will represent Albania at the inaugural London Design Biennale 2016.

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Babai — New York Premiere

Babai — New York Premiere Presented by Albanian Institute Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on email (NEW YORK) — Albanian Institute is pleased …

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Albanian Institute is pleased to presented in collaboration in Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, Normalities a show starring artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, as well as from Austria and the United States. 

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Kosova: Beyond the Name

The Albanian Institute presents Artist Talk lecture series with visual artist ALBAN MUJA in conversation with COLIN HUERTER.

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IdeasCity — New Museum

New York City − Albanian Institute is thrilled to present at the IDEAS CITY Festival 2015, in collaboration with Arte Institute and New Museum.

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Film Bota — New York Premiere

We are happy to present the New York premiere of the award winning Albanian film Bota (the world), to premiere at the Panorama Europe Festival 2015, Saturday, May 31, with director Iris Elezi in person.

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