Artan Hajrullahu

Artan Hajrullahu (b. 1979 Gjilan, Kosovo), studied painting at the Academy of Arts, University of Prishtina. Hajrullahu teaches painting at the Visual Arts High School in Gjilan.

His solo exhibitions include The Pensioner, National Museum of History, Tirana (2006); Free Journey, National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina (2010); Bajraktari, Tetris, Prishtina (2011); Nostalgia, Tulla Culture Center, Tirana (2015); Kashta e Kumtrit, Paper Gallery, Pristina (2020). In 2022 the artist Sislej Xhafa invited and curated his show at his The Institute of Contemporary Art, ARKIV in Peje, Kosovo.

The artist has participated in the European Nomadic Biennale, Manifesta 14, curated by Catherine Nichols (2022) and has exhibited in group shows such as The Manifest of Survival, Tulla-Culture Center, Tirana, Albania (2021); Selfie/sh/ME, Obalne Galeria, Piran, Slovenia (2019); The International Exhibition Muslim Mulliqi Prize, Kosovo (2018); Autostrada Biennale, Prizren, Kosovo (2017); Center Sodobnih Umetnosti, Celje, Slovenia (2016); Tale of Childhood, Collectif Denface, Rouen, France (2015); UNERASABLE, Lumbardhi Cinema-Prizren (2015); This Is Not a Palm Tree, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2015); Post-transitional Relevance: a Mix of Several Dinner Parties, National Gallery of Macedonia Mala Stanica (2014); The International Biennial of Drawing, Prishtina (2010).

He was awarded with the Artists of Tomorrow award in 2013 and it gave Hajrullahu the opportunity to participate in the International Studio and Curator Program – ISCP in New York. In 2018 he was honoured with the Muslim Mulliqi Award – NGK.

His work is part of private and state collections such as the ones of Museum of Contemporary Art of Kosovo State Fund, Ministry of Youth Culture and Sports of Kosovo, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens, EMST.