Dear Mr. Luciano Benetton2015, Albania
About Driant Zeneli
Born in 1983 in Shkodra, he currently lives in Rome. In 2008 he won the “Onufri” Prize and a year later, the European New Artist Award in Trieste Contemporanea. In 2011 and then in 2019 he represented Albania at the 54th Venice Biennale. His research aims to unmask the 347 physical and intellectual limits through ironic contexts, dreamlike or even absurd shapes. The artist examines the importance of some performative efforts, through personal involvement or even through the participation of someone else.
“Dear Mr Luciano Benetton,
In response to your invitation for Imago Mundi, I am pleased to give you this work done by my father. I asked him to create this portrait in the same way he used to portray some of the leaders of the Communist Party of Albania in the sixties and seventies.
Sincerely, Driant Zeneli”.
2010, 2015 Prometeogallery by Ida Pisani, Milan, Italy
2015 IV Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Chile
2013 White House Biennale, Athens, Greece
2012 ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 Prague Biennale 5, Prague, Czech Republic
2011 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2009 Villa Croce Contemporary Art Museum, Genoa, Italy
2019 59th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy