ARDHJE Award 2020 – Winner

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 12 edition of ARDHJE Award for Young Visual Artists from Albania is Lori LAKO with her installation – video, digital print, “suspense” (2020).

The 2020 Ardhje Award Winner was announced by Leonard QYLAFI, one of the international jury members (including Christiane KADA and Francesca ALTAMURA) during the opening ceremony of finalists exhibition on Thursday, 12 of November, at Zeta Gallery – Tirana.

The ARDHJE Award 2020 Winner will have the opportunity to take part in a two-month artist-in-residency program in New York next year, organized by Residency Unlimited, and generously supported by the The Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York. Over the year 2021, the winner will also have an opportunity to show the results of his residency abroad through a solo exhibition at ZETA Gallery.

Besides Lori Lako’s video, the 2020 ARDHJE Award Finalists Exhibition (curated by Alban Hajdinaj) is featuring: single channel video, by Bib FRROKAJ (the long wait, 2020), a single channel video, by Floida SKRAQI (“sisyphus’ labour, 2020), and a video, two channel, by Vangjush VELLAHU (“a tool of resistance”, 2019).

The exhibition remains open until December 2, 2020.

Lori LAKO
suspense
2020
suspense
installation, video, color, loop, 1’ 34’’
digital print, 206 x 155 cm,
2020