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Leonard Qylafi

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Leonard Qylafi's artistic practice includes painting, video, and photography. He works primarily on topics of memory, experience, and environment. He represented Albania in the57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with Occurrence in Present Tense, curated by Vanessa Joan Müller. Solo exhibitions include: IMAGERY, Zeta Gallery, Tirana, AL, 2016; Museum of Nature, Zeta Gallery, Tirana, AL, 2013. International group exhibitions include: ALBANIE, 1207 KM EST, MuCEM-Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France, 2016; The Presence of Absence, or the Catastrophe Theory, IZOLYATSIA foundation Kiev, Ukraine, 2015; ACAS – Albanian Contemporary Artist Salon, National Historical Museum,Tirana, Albania, 2015; Disappearing Things, October Salon 55th edition, Belgrade City Museum, Serbia, 2014; Flying, Kunstlerhaus Bethainen, Berlin, Germany, 2012; Concrete in Common, Kunst Raum Riehen Basel, Switzerland, 2012; View to the Lichthof ,Eastern European video art MODEM -Museum for Modern and Contemporary Arts Debrecen, Hungary, 2011; and Albania in Backlight, ArtPoint Gallery Kulturkontakt Vienna, Austria, 2010. His work has been exhibited extensively in Albania, most notably What Happened to the General?, FAP Gallery, Tirana, 2010 and the 2009 T.I.C.A.B – Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannual, Episode-2 curated by, STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen). He has been an artist in residence at NIFCA-Nordic Institute of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland; ISCP New York; KKA-KulturKontakt Austria; and TICA-Tirana Institute for Contemporary Art.

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