Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
T.I.C.A has the pleasure to invite you at the presentation event of the fall period of AIRLAB 2014 residency program
The artists in residency:
Tatia(Tamar) Skhirtladze, Georgia
Jonida Beqo /GYPSEE YO, Albania
Saša Tkačenko, Serbia
Filip Jovanovski, Macedonia
Will present for the public their artistic practice and previous projects in an open and informal event.
Address: T.I.C.A AirLab, studios Rr. Luigj Gurakuqi, Pall 89, Sh. A, Kati 11, Tirana/Albania.
The AIRLAB program is made possible through the generous support of the Network Partnership 3 – year grant of Princ Claus Culturfund.
The artists in residency at T.I.C.A- AIRLAB 2014/ Storytelling/as artistic practice, for the fall period (September – October 2014) are:
Saša Tkačenko (b. 1979) is a visual artist based in Belgrade/Serbia
Tatia(Tamar) Skhirtladze (b)1976 in Tbilissi/Georgia
Filip Jovanovski (b, 1979) in Bitola/Macedonia
Jonida Beqo /GYPSEE YO (b.1981) in Tirana/Albania
The jury´s motivation
The jury of the 2014 Ardhje Award was composed of Yane Calovski, artist from Skopje, Lumi Tan, curator from The Kitchen, New York, and Vincent van Gerven Oei, philosopher from Tirana. The jury would like to congratulate all the nominated artists on their critical and challenging work presented in the exhibition at Zeta Gallery. After a thorough examination of the different works and interviewing the four artists nominated for the Ardhje award, the jury arrived at the following decision.
The winner of the 2014 Ardhje Award is Pleurad Xhafa, for his critically engaged and investigative conceptual practice and uncompromising position as an artist who lends his voice to the underrepresented of society. Through his work he attends to the legacies of conceptual and documentary approaches in art, making it relevant in the landscape of contemporary art research and practice.
We hope that this award, an intensive six-week residency in New York, will be an opportunity to broaden the critical and reflexive way he has shown in his treatment of the social, political, and economic realities of Albanian society.
- CMIMI ARDHJE 2014 / Shortlist of the nominated artists for the ARDHJE Award 2014
- AIRLAB 2014 - SPRING period. Images from the opening of the exhibition STORYTELLING as artistic practice at PIRAMIDA in Tirana, Albania
- STORYTELLING, 30/05/2014, PIRAMIDA
- T.I.C.A AIRLAB 2014 - Spring period, presentation event
- NEVER project by Armando Lulaj presented by T.I.C.A awarded with Visual Arts prize "Danish Jukniu"