Ergin Zaloshnja – Midis Artit dhe Aktivizmit Politik
Following the talks program of Forumet e Artit & Dizajnit will be Ergin Zaloshnja, who will going to give a lecture entitled MIDIS ARTIT DHE AKTIVIZMIT POLITIK (Between Art and Political activism) on Tuesday December 14th, 11:00 am, Polis University. He is one of the well known Albanian contemporary artist with many contributions in the local and international art scene.
Ergin ZALOSHNJA (1979, Tirana, Albania) is a visual artist and activist who currently lives and works in Tirana. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence ( 2012, Multimedia). Besides his primary media – photography, installation and video – he has developed a series of street art interventions under the pseudonym ”Diver Santi”. He is also the founder of the political and subculture fanzine ”Sputnik” and a collaborator of D.C.C.A, Debatik Center of Contemporary Art, Tirana. Zaloshnja is also an art educator on the subculture of street art: in 2017 he was one of the workshop leaders during the International Documentary and Short Film Festival held in Prizren (Kosova) for MARUBI x DOKUPHOTO, a collaboration program between DokuFest and the Marubi National Museum of Photography in Shkoder (where earlier that year his first workshop had been realized).Apart from his solo exhibition ”DE-LUDII”, Miza Gallery, Tirana (2014) and personal outdoors intervention ”Weed Nation” – Gallery On The Move, Tirana (2018), he has mainly participated in group exhibitions and collaborative projects, among which the most notable are: “Mineral Policy” – Each Strike Leads to the Next – Zeta Galery (2021), ”Videos aus Albanien”, Blickle Kino – Belvedere Museum, Vienna (2019); ”shitet toka – Aktuelle Anmerkungen zu Albanien”, HDA – Haus der Architektur, Graz (2019); “Performative Exhibition”, Center of Integration, Tirana Art Lab, Tirana (2018); ”Double Feature #8”, Tirana Art Lab, Tirana (2017); ”Stranger than Kindness”, 22nd International Onufri Prize, National Art Gallery, Tirana (2016); ”Teatri i Gjelbërimit – Department of Eagles”, FAB Gallery, Tirana (2016); ”Tirana Open1-Project Ultra” – SPUTNIK production, Tirana (2015, ”Let Us Start From The Middle”, Tirana Art Lab, Tirana (2014); ”Praise of Doubt”, 20th International Onufri Prize, National Art Gallery, Tirana (2013); Njëqind vjet vetëvarësi, Tirana Art Lab (2012); ”Tools For Revolution Or Just For Sale” – ROTTE METROPOLITANE. Firenze è sommersa, Villa Romana, Florence (2009); ”Our Nature”, Villa Serena, Bologna (2005); ”Contested Space”, Spazio Alcatraz, Stazione Leopolda, Florence (2003); ”U-Topos”, 2nd Tirana Biennale, Debatik Center of Contemporary Art, Tirana (2003); ”Networking City: La città della gente”, Ex Macelli, Prato (2003); ”The Promised Land”, O’ Artoteca, Milan (2002); ”Networking”, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena (2002); ”Networking”, Ex Macelli, Prato (2001).