April 6, through April 26, 2017
December 15, 2016 through January 15, 2017
December 6, through December 14, 2016
May 26, through June 26, 2016
May 6, through May 24, 2016
October 26 through November 26, 2015
September 10 through September 13, 2015
May 6, through June 6, 2015
March 27, through April 27, 2015
November 20, through December 20, 2014
Galeria Qahili organized its first activity for 2017 with the collective artistic feast “nineties kids”. The opening reception of this feast was held on April 6, 2017 and was followed with performance music and collective exhibition. This exhibition was on view from April 6 through April 26, 2017.
In this feast, works of 6 young artists will be presented.
Engjëll Berisha Jr., Era Buza, Jetë Dobranja, Meddy Huduti, Nita Qahili and Yll Xhaferi through their works told things related to the 90s period, the period they grew up. The atmosphere created from the works, was followed up by the musical sounds of Blerta Kosova.
Yes, Engjëlli, Era, Jeta, Meddy, Ylli and me (Nita), are kids from the 90s.
We are the kids who took journeys through this period.
Journeys that carry within smiles and excitement, silence and sorrow.
Sometimes they take you back in time
to the garden of memories.
On one side the cassette player is on and you could hear different sounds coming out of it –
Our favorite tape is playing,
While on the other side we hear the sighs and noises of that period.
There are times we recall our strange
and weird conversations carrying awkwardness.
We opened the box one can find anything!
Through our works
We are going back to that period,
We are sharing a moment
We are sharing our game
We are telling our secrets through details,
colors and other elements that we use.
We are sharing an emotion,
We are remembering the games we played as kids
The unwritten rules that jog our memory
We are remembering the challenges that helped us grow up!
And mainly we are finding and recalling the path that educated us,
but mostly the details that made us believe in.
This exhibition tells a tale,
A reflection on memories,
A history; experiences and perspectives of a certain period,
A bright and gloomy period
An attention dedicated to the 90s,
It’s our story,
“90s kids” is supported by MIQT Pub, Gagi Print, DSG Holding and LaraLara.
On December 6, 2016 it was held the opening reception of Laureta Vinca Mulliqi. This exhibition was titled “The Flow”. Through her 30 works she represented the flow of life.
They fly and talk like us,
People should not be afraid from the flow of life!”
This exhibition was supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
The exhibition of Elizabeth Marran, titled “The Playful Irrationality of an Idealized World” was held on May 26, through June 26, 2016. This exhibition summarized and presented an irrational game of the world that people pretend to be perfect. The artist presented 32 digital works, of a medium format.
Within the organization of the exhibition, was also the artist talk, which was held the day after the opening reception of the exhibition. In here, the artist talked and discussed her experience and the stages she went through to create art, but also the way her art was influenced.
The exhibition was supported by US Embassy in Kosovo and Minsitry of Culture, Youth and Sport, of Republic of Kosovo.
The exhibition Remembered Map of Joyce Conlon, included a series of works, which presented a very specific stage of life of Joyce. It showed a journey, a trip were people try to find themselves. It describes the experiences babies create with their parents from an early stage of life.
The opening reception of the exhibition was help on May 6, 2016 and was open until May 24, 2016.
In this exhibition Joyce Conlon presented about 30 works in paper of various formats. Through abstraction and color combinations, she presents different types of maps. Maps that Joyce tries to recall from when she was a baby.
The exhibition was supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Kosovo.
Senih Çavuşoğlu’s exhibition opened on October 26 through November 26, 2015. Having in consideration Senih’s style, he brought in front of the audience a different art. He exhibited 33 artworks, all of them were installations, created from various pieces. Though they were small of format they presented social and political issues not only in Cyprus but everywhere around the world.
Senih Çavuşoğlu is an artist and professor of visual arts at Eastern Mediterranean University, in the Department of Design from Cyprus. He has exhibited his art works in various galleries.
This exhibition was supported by the Municipality of Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo.
Art Colony / Residency “Without Borders” (Pa Kufi), in 2015 was organized the second edition. In this edition participating artists were from Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia.
The second edition of Art Colony / Art Residency “Without Borders” was held from September 10 through September 13, 2015. It was a gathering of 24 artist, (Bardha Buza, Burhan Ahmeti, Buron Kaceli, Mina Krasniqi, Eshref Qahili, Mentor Avdyli, Mentor Berisha, Mumin Jashari, Musa Kalaveshi, Sabedin Etemi, Shpetim Mehmeti, Veli Blakcori, Xhevdet Dula.)
The aim of this activity was to promote the cultural art of Albanians, to strengthen the relationship between Kosovo and countries of the region, and to engage people of this area into the daily life of the artists.
The Art Colony / Residency was supported by National Council of Albanians, Ministry of Diaspora, Municipality of Prishtina, Majanca Shpk, Meritaterm and Hotel Rozafa.
The exhibition of Abdurrahim Buza was organized with the cooperation between Galeria Qahili and Abdurrahim Buza’s family. The exhibition opened on May 6, through June 6, 2015, on the galleries second anniversary.
Abdurrahim Buza’s exhibition contained 80 art works. These works were of different stages of his life.
Abdurrahim Buza, who was born in 1905 and died in 1987, was among the first Albanian artists, who made revolution in Albanian art, but at the same time helped its development. Abdurrahim Buza himself with his two friends Andrea Kushi and Odhise Paskali opened the first school of Art in Tirana Albania.
This exhibition was supported by Minsitry of Culture, Youth and Sport, of Republic of Kosovo.
Relax was the name of the exhibition of Mustafa Arapi. This exhibition was held and organized by Galeria Qahili, March 27, through April 27, 2015.
It was titled “Relax” as all of his artworks were created during his studies and his travels in various cities. These works were created using only charcoal. Knowing his great passion for art, his effort as well as his terrific skills, his artworks have great artistic value.
Mustafa Arapi is a painter who has had personal and collective exhibition in the region and Europe. Also he is awarded with different prizes; in addition to that his works are part of private museums and collections.
The opening reception of the second edition of White shadow exhibition, which was photography edition was on November 20, 2014 at Galeria Qahili. The works were on display for period of one month.
The concept of photography edition was based on the saying of Carl Gustav Jung “Il n`ya pas de lumiere sans ombre”, meaning there is no light without shadow.
Part of the exhibition were 43 international artists – photographers (Stuart Klipper, Ami Vitale, Burim Myftiu, Enver Bylykbashi, Naim Spahiu, Hazir Reka, Osman Demiri, Qerim Vrioni, Naim Shala, Mumin Jashari, Bevis Fusha, Claudio Cazzato, Debasich Aich, Ibrahim Aysil, Jeton Karahoda, Luciano Caturegli, Luka Mjeda, Monica Bottaro, Tony Hunter, Patrice Terraz, Matilde Gattoni, Mateusz Sarello, Marinos Tsagkarakis, Menduh Nushi, Christopher Bucklow, Ardian Fezollari, Kosmas Pavlidis, Kostas Kapsianis, Jetë Dobranja, Larry Louie, Tahir Ün, Zelko Nedic, Soichiro Koriayma, Beni Cufi, Zamir Mati, Sebastian Forkrath, Ognen Teofilovski, Georgi Licovski, Sonia Mangiapane, Flutra Aliu, Joao Morgado, Jane McAdam Freud, Pawel Paniczko), who are from Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, America, Canada, Australia Bosnia and Hercegovina, Germany, France, Portugal, England, India, Turkey, Greece, Japan, Italy, Poland, Macedonia, Croatia.
The exhibition was supported by Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport.