From July 2 to July 17, 2019
Writing is work! Everyday work! Salaried work!
ZETA Contemporary Art Center in Tirana is pleased to present the Fani Zguro´s solo exhibition “Writing Jobs”.
“Writing Jobs” consists of a series of installations, where extracted phrases from the storybook “Mr. Dosti” (Fani Zguro 2010) are developed in various techniques and dimensions. “Writing Job” starts early in 2001, with the realization of a series in slogan forms installed in urban spaces. Later the project was presented at AUP E-flux (a project by Hans Ulrich Obrist Julia Peyton-Jones, Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle) 2014-2016, and in 2017 at Art Thessaloniki and Onufri Prize. A new version of “Writing Jobs” is commissioned from 13th Cairo Biennale 2019. At ZETA Contemporary Art Center “Writing Jobs” is presented with a new structure, where on translucent mil-plastic installed on the wall, are written with spray (red colour) phrases taken from “Mr Dosti” in a graffiti context (a practice used for the first time in the project “Here” 2018).
Fani Zguro was born in 1977 in Tirana. Lives and works in Milan. Zguro graduated at the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan (1998-2007). In 2007 he won the International Onufri Prize assigned by the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana; in 2016 the International Mulliqi Prize of the National Gallery of Kosovo in Pristina and the Best Video-Art award at TIFF Tirana. Zguro was part of the AiR program for 2017 at Q21, Museums Quartier, Vienna. His work has been shown at Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Mediterranée Marseille, Photo Museum Braunschweig, 2nd Tirana Biennale, 3rd Mardin Biennial, 4th Young Artists Biennial of Bucharest, 6th Çanakkale Biennial, 13th Cairo Biennale, Belvedere 21 – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst Vienna, Ludwig Museum Budapest, Palais Populaire Berlin, New York Public Library and Centre Pompidou Paris.