Timeline

1969
Born in Shkoder, Albania
1987–1991
Art Academy, Tirana
1995–1997
Lecturer in Art History and Aesthetics, Shkodra
Lives in Milano, Italy
Since 2003 Lecturer in Visual Arts, Art Academy, Bergamo and IUAV, Venice

Exhibitions

2013
La Conservera, Murcia, Spain (solo)
2013
Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada, cur. Marie Fraser (solo)
2012
Jeu de Paume, Paris, France, cur. Marta Gili (solo)
2012
“Unfinished Journeys”, The National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway, March 16 – May 20
2012
“Beyond Memory”, Museum of the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel, March – Sept.
2012
“Da Zero a Cento, le Nuove Età della Vita”, Triennale di Milano, Milan, cur. Giovanni Carrada & Cristiana Perrella, Feb. 21 – May 28
2012
“The Mediterranean Approach”, MAC, Marseille, France, Feb. 16 - May
2012
“Singolarità Mobili che Abitano uno Spazio Nomade”, Casa dei Teatri, Rome, cur. Colletivo Curatoriale Gruntumolani, Feb. 1 – March 11
2012
“One Sixth of the Earth”, MUSAC, Leon, Spain, cur. Mark Nash, Jan. 28 – June 3
2012
“Premio Italia 2012”, MAXXI, Rome, Italy, cur. Giulia Ferracci, Jan. 26 – May 20
2012
“Per Speculum”, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield East, Australia, cur. Max Delany, Feb. 1 – April 7 (solo)
2011–2012
“I just want to be loved”, MAGA, Gallarate, Italy, curated by Gabi Scardi and Ruth Cats, Nov. 26 – Jan. 29
2011–2012
“Quelli che restano, stati d’animo del paesaggio contemporaneo”, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy, cur. Mimmo di Marzio, Nov. 22 – Jan. 29
2011–2012
“The Global Contemporary”, ZKM, Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany, Sept. 17 – Feb. 5
2011–2012
“Irrealigious! Parallelwelt Religion in der Kunst”, Minoriten Kultur, Graz, Austria, cur. Johannes Rauchenberger, Sept. 14 – 15. Feb.
2011
“Seeing is believing”, Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany, cur. Susanne Pfeffer, Sept. 11 – Nov. 13
2011
“Impossible Community”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia, cur. Victor Misiano, Sept. 8 – Nov.6
2011
“The Encounter”, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland, Nov.10 – Dec. 23 (solo)
2011
“Synthetic Rituals”, Pitzer Art Gallery, Claremont, US, cur. Gabi Scardi, Ciara Ennis, Sept. 28 – Dec. 9
2011
“Back home”, Art Gallery of Shkodrës, Shkodër/Shkodra, Albania, Sept. 17 – Oct. 10 (solo)
2011
“Dream a little Dream”, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France, July 15 – Oct. 2
2011
“Number Five”, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany, June 25
2011
“5th International Biennial of Contemporary Art”, Melle, France, June 25 – Sept. 18
2011
“Bodily Choreography”, Zacheta, National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, June 15 – Aug. 20
2011
“Pino Pascali. Ritorno a Venezia”, Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Venice, Italy, June 2
2011
“I Miss My Enemies”, Sala del Camino, Venice, Italy, cur. Oxana Maleeva, June 1 – July 1
2011
“No Visible Future”, PHotoEspaña – International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid, cur. Gerardo Mosquera, June 1 – July 24
2011
“The Mediterranean Approach”, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice, Italy, cur. Adelina von Furstenberg, May 31- Aug.
2011
“The Workers”, Mass Moca, North Adams, US, cur. Susan Cross, May 29 – March 15
2011
“Il confine evanescente”, MAXXI, Rome, Italy, cur. Gabriele Guercio and Anna Mattirolo, Feb. 25 – Nov. 2
2011
“Daydream Believer!!”, Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, cur. Hiroko Tasaka, Feb. 18 – Feb. 27
2011
“Gatekeepers”, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel, cur. Rutz Direktor, Yeala Hazut, Natalie Smith and Ilana Tenenbaum, Jan. 29 – May 22
2011
“Moving Worlds”, Podbielski Contempoary, Berlin, Germany, Jan. 29 – March 16
2010
“Community. La ritualità collettiva prima e dopo il web”, MARCA, Museo delle arti Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy, cur. Alberto Fiz and Luca Panaro, Dec. 19 – March 27
2010
...on the eastern front, The Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2010
Die Nase des Michelangelo, Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Marktgasse, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Hostipitalty. Receiving Strangers, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
2010
COMMA 28, Bloomberg Space, London, UK (solo)
2010
Beyond Mediations: Biennale of Contemporary Art, Poznan, Poland
2010
The Big Wave, City Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2010
Precarious Life, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
2010
Human Condition, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria
2010
The Library of Babel/In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
2010
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, cur. Mirjam Varadinis (solo)
2010
MAXXI, Rom (solo)
2009
Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennale, Athens, cur. Christopher Marinos, June 15 – Oct. 4
2009
Turn On: Contemporary Italian Art, Art Gallery, Hamilton, May 30 – Sept. 13
2009
Windows upon Oceans - 8th Baltic Biennial of Contemporary Art, National Museum, Szczecin, cur. Magdalena Lewoc, Marlena Chyboska-Butler, May 15 – July 12
2009
Labyrinth, Fortezza Alto Adige, Bolzano, May 10 – Oct. 30
2008
Memories for Tomorrow: Works from The UBS Art Collection, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, June 6 – July 20
2008
Stuk, Leuven, cur. Eva Wittocx, Nov. 21 – Jan. 25 (solo)
2008
Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus Zürich, cur. Mirjam Varadinis, June 6 – Aug. 31, ex. cat. (group)
2008
Triennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague, cur. Danna Taggar, June 2 – Sept. 11 (group)
2008
Lost Paradise, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, cur. Juri Steiner, May 31 – Oct. 26, ex. cat. (group)
2008
Street & Studio, Tate Modern, London, cur. Ute Eskildsen, May 23 – Aug. 21 (group)
2008
CCA, Tel Aviv, cur. Edna Moshenson, Dec. (solo)
2008
Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, cur. Martin Engler, April 19 – Juni 15, ex. cat. (solo)
2008
Bonnier Konsthall, Stockholm, cur. Sara Arrhenius, March 12 – May 18 (solo)
2007
The Screen Eye of The New Image, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2007
Transculture, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow (solo)
2007
Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund (solo)
2007
Per Speculum, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes (solo)
2006
Adrian Paci. Raccontare Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena (solo)
2006
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (solo)
2006
Six feet under – Autopsy of our Dealing with the Dead, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2006
15th Biennale of Sydney, cur. Charles Merewether
2005
Shoot the family, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
2005
51 Biennale di Venezia, Venice
2005
Arbeit - work/labour, Galerie im Taxipalais, Innsbruck
2005
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (solo)
2005
Perspectives 147: Adrian Paci, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (solo)
2005
MC presents galleria francesca kaufmann, Milano: Kelly Nipper-Adrian Paci, MC projects, Los Angeles (solo)
2005
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich (solo)
2005
First at Moderna, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (solo)
2004
Biennale di Sevilla, Sevilla
2004
New Video, New Europe, Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis / The Renaissance Society, Chicago
2003
Tirana Biennial, Tirana
2003
Blut & Honig, Zukunft ist am Balkan, Essl Collection, Vienna

Literature

2011
“Adrian Paci - Back Home”, Selaudin Bekteshi, text by Andrew Renton, Galeria e Arteve Shkodres, Shkodër, ex. cat.
2011
“Irrealigious! Parallelwelt Religion in der Kunst”, Minoriten Kultur, Graz, Austria, texts by Johannes Rauchenberger, pp. 40 – 41
2011
“Daydream Believer!!”, Yebishu Intern. Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo, pp. 106+107, ex. cat
2010
“Museum am Ostwall im Dortmunder U. Das Museum als Kraftwerk”, Kurt Wettengl, Verlag Kettler, pp. 80 - 81, 154
2010
The Art of Tomorrow, Astrid Wege, Oliver Koerner von Gustorf, Laura Hoptmann a.o., Distanz Verlag, Berlin, pp. 238 - 241
2010
Human Condition, text by Adam Budak, Kunsthaus Graz, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, ex. cat.
2010
Adrian Paci - Electric Blue, texts by Mirjam Vardinis, Christophe Becker, Kunsthaus Zürich, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, ex. cat.
2010
I Mutanti: Adrian Paci, Eric de Chssey, Académie de France, Rome
2010
ATOPIA - Art and the City in the 21st Century, Centro de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, pp. 88 - 91, ex. cat.
2009
Windows upon Oceans - oth Baltic Biennial of Contemporary Art, text by Magdalena Ujma, National Museum Szczecin, pp. 46 - 49
2008
Shifting Identities, ed. Mirjam Varadinis, Kunsthaus Zurich, JRP Ringier
2008
Street & Studio, ed. Ute Eskildsen, Tate Modern, London
2007
Still Moving – Adrian Paci, Kurt Wettengl and Nicole Grothe, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, ex. cat.
2007
Adrian Paci Per Speculum, Christy Lange and Michael Stanley, Milton Keynes Gallery, ex. cat.
2007
Was braucht Berlin?, Hohmann, Silke, Monopol, Berlin, No. 1, Jan., pp. 38-46
2006
News: The people’s island, Moulton, Aaron, Flash Art, Milan, No. 248, May/June, p. 67
2006
Bilanz 2005: Keine Gnade für die 'Neue Romantik', Rauterberg, Hanno a.o., Art, Berlin, No. 1, Jan., p. 73
2005
Strong Current, Eichler, Dominic, Frieze, London, No. 94, Oct., pp. 184-187
2005
Venice Top Ten (In No Particular Order), Rugoff, Ralph, Frieze, No. 93, London, Sept., pp. 102-103
2005
51st Venice Biennale, Bellini, Andrea, Flash Art, Milan, No. 243, July/Sept., pp. 54 – 55
2005
Adrian Paci, Smith-Stewart, Amy, Contemporary, London, No. 74, June, pp. 82-85
2003
Adrian Paci Flash Art, Milano, Casavecchia, Barbara, Jan. - Feb., p. 42
2002
Adrian Paci, Piktori, Vettese, Angela, (ed.) Claudio Poleschi, ex.cat. Arte Contemporanea,Lucca, May, pp. 1-16
2001
Interview with Adrian Paci, Tema Celeste, No., 89, Milano, (int.) Lundström, Jan-Erik No., Jan. / Feb., pp. 56-57