In the Studio of Flaka Haliti

Flaka Haliti's studio in July & August on Fogo Island

Long Studio, Fogo Island Arts. Saunders Architecture. © Bent René Synnevåg

The Munich-based artist is off to beautiful places

"I can start the story by telling you that I'm not an everyday studio-working artist. My studio is located in Munich and is also where I store most of my work including large-scale installations. So nowadays I partially work from home doing administrative heavy stuff, the bureaucratic work of exhibition-making ... When I need to try out materials, make models, make a mess with paper, cardboard, blue sand, colours and prints, then I do use the studio.

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Due to expensive rents in Munich, a young artist like me can't afford a big bright studio so easily ... I think I will have to work more on this. You might ask: why am I not in Berlin? It's a question I have to answer very often.

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...and this is result of my recent work, the installation „Speculating on the Blue“, for the Kosovo Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen:

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Last but not least, the images below are for real ... they're pictures of the studio I'm going to use for a month in July and August 2015 in the paradise of Fogo Island. Sadly, I can't stay longer due to an upcoming project. But I'm super excited about it and wonder how the experience will influence my working mood. Perhaps I'll only end up reading stuff for my PhD in Practice research, which would not be such a bad idea.

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And things will get even more bluish next year; as one of the Villa Romana residency recipients for 2016 I'm going to do studio work in Florence for one year. I'm completely curious and thrilled to think about what this will be like.

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So yes ... travelling, living between cities, changing studios and locations with different artist residency opportunities is what influences my mode and mood of working today, leading to various kinds of products and materials used in a particular space and time."

 

Current exhibitions:

"Speculating on the Blue" for the Kosovo Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale

"The heart is deceitful above all things" at "Home" , Manchester, until July 26th

"3rd edition of the Project Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground“ in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina until October 26th

 

Flaka Haliti is represented by LambdaLambdaLambda