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Adrian paci: biography, selected museum exhibitions, public collections and shows at kaufmann repetto



Adrian Paci was born in Shkodër, Albania in 1969. Paci lives and works between Milan and Shkodër.

Using his own experience of immigration from Albania to Italy, and stories of family and friends, Paci addresses such issues as exile, identity, memory and collective history. Paci’s body of work looks back on those tumultuous times, addressing the radical political shifts of his homeland as it transitioned away from communism to a chaotic free market economy and his subsequent experiences as an artist in exile.

Using media such as video, installation, painting, and photography, Paci reflects upon an existential condition – dislocation, loss and the rediscovery of one’s origins with a immediacy and irony sense. His investigations lead him to question the role of the artist and the truly nature of the work of art, in an ongoing, subtle celebration of everyday life.

Through his work, Paci inserted himself into social situations, engaging both his private and public life in an effort to discover -or recover- how we live, by creating works situated in the everyday, Paci reveals how our lives are interconnected and how are shaped by our environmental boundaries.


selected museum exhibitions

Throughout his career, Paci held numerous solo exhibitions in various international institutions including Kushtalle Krems, Austria (2019); Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria (2019); National Gallery of Art, Tirana (2019); The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2018); Museo Novecento, Florence (2017); Chiostri di Sant’Eustorgio, Milan (2017); UNSW | Art & Design, Paddington (2016); MAXXI-Musei Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome (2015); Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway (2014); Röda Sten Konsthall, Goteborg (2014); MAC, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (2014); PAC-Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2014); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2013); National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina (2012); Kunsthaus Zurich (2010); Bloomberg Space, London (2010); CCA-The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2009); Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund (2007); MoMA PS1, New York (2006); and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2005), among others.

Paci’s work has been featured in the Bienal de la Imagen En Movimiento, Buenos Aires (2018); the 7th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen (2017); 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennial (2014); 2nd Bienal de Montevideo, Uruguay (2014); Busan Biennale, South Korea (2014); 12th International Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador (2014); 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013); International Contemporary Art Biennale of Melle, France (2011); the Lyon Biennale (2009); TICAB Tirana Biennial (2009); the 10th Habana Biennale, Cuba (2009); the 8th Baltic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Poland (2009); the 15th Rome Quadriennale (2008); the International Triennale of Contemporary Arts, Prague (2008); the 3rd Prague Biennale (2008); the Biennale of Sydney (2006); the Busan Biennale, South Korea (2006); the Biennale Visual Arts, Goteborg (2006); the 51st Venice Biennale (2005); the Sevilla Biennale (2004); the Cetinje Biennale, Montenegro (2004); the Tallin Triennale (2004); 2nd Tirana Biennal (2003); 5th Werkleitz Biennial, Berlin (2003); 1st Tirana Biennale (2001); the 1st Valencia Biennal (2001); the 48th Venice Biennale (1999).


public collections

Paci’s work is held in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Fond National Art Contemporain, Paris; Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal; Muzeum Sztuki; Moderna Galerija – Ljubljana, Ljubljana; National Gallery of Art, Tirana; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; MAXXI, Rome; GAMeC, Bergamo, among others.


shows at kaufmann repetto

The People are Missing, 2017, solo show at kaufmann repetto milan
La Gloria vostra fu Sole, 2014, solo show at kaufmann repetto milan
She, 2012, solo show at kaufmann repetto milan
last Gestures, 2010, solo show at kaufmann repetto milan
Per Speculum, 2006, solo show at kaufmann repetto milan
Slowly, 2004, solo show at kaufmann repetto milan
Sorella Morte, 2003, solo show at kaufmann repetto milan

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Upcoming solo exhibitions

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Selected solo exhibitions

prova, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Lost Communities, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria, curated by Andreas Hoffer
Broken Words, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria
Prova, National Gallery of Art, Tirana, Albania, curated by Adam Budak

TR3 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Albanian Stories, Brigham Young University Museum of Art, New York

Di queste luci si servirà la notte, Museo Novecento, Florence
Interregnum, Protocinema, Istanbul
The People are Missing, kaufmann repetto, Milano
The Guardians, Chiostri di Sant’Eustorgio, Milano, curated by Gabi Scardi

The Column, UNSW | Art & Design, Paddington, Australia
Sue Proprie Mani, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

The Guardians, kaufmann repetto, New York
Sue proprie mani, Adrian Paci & Roland Sejko, MAXXI, Rome
Potential Monuments of Unrealised Futures, Architectural Association, London Kalfayan Galleries, Athens

La gloria vostra fu sole, kaufmann repetto, Milano, curated by Pierpaolo Campanini
Adrian Paci – of lives and tales, Roda Sten Konsthall, Goteborg, curated by Edi Muka
Lives in transit, MAC, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, curated by Marie Fraser
The Column, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway
Adrian Paci: The Column, NKV – Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden

NCTM – Studio Legale Associato, Rome, curated by Gabi Scardi
Vie en Transit, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, curated by Marta Gili
Vite in Transito, PAC-Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milano, curated by Alessandro Rabottini and Paola Nicolin
NCTM – Studio Legale Associato, Milano, curated by Gabi Scardi
National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina, curated by Angela Vettese

The Storyteller, Lokal_30, Warszawa, Poland, curated by Agnieszka Rayzacher
She, a porfolio of etchings, kaufmann repetto, Milano
Adrian Paci: Per Speculum, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield East, Australia, curated by Max Delany

The Encounter, Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Adrian Paci, Back Home, Galeria e Arteve Shkoder, Albania
The Encounter, (performance), Laveronica Arte Contemporanea, Sagrato San Bartolomeo, Scicli

COMMA 28, Bloomberg Space, London
Precarious Life, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, curated by Paolo Colombo
Motion Picture(s), Kunsthaus Zurich, curated by Mirjam Varadinis
Last Gestures, francesca kaufmann, Milano
Gestures, Peter Blum, New York

Centro di Permanenza Temporanea, Outlet Project Room, Istanbul, curated by Azra Tuzunoglu

Center for Contemporary Art CCA, Tel Aviv, curated by Edna Mosenson
Kunstverein Stuk, Leuven, Belgium, curated by Eva Wittocox
Kunstverein Hannover, curated by Stephan Berg and Martin Engler Bonnier
Konsthall, Stockholm, curated by Sara Arrhenius
Panoramica, Museo Tamayo, Mexico, curated by Magnolia de la Garza and Daniela Perez

Premio Pino Pascali 2007, Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, Italy
Peter Blum, New York
Smith – Stewart Gallery, New York
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Museum Am Ostwall, Dortmund
Per Speculum, Mk Gallery, Milton Keynes

Per Speculum, francesca kaufmann, Milano
Adrian Paci, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, curated by Angela Vettese
Adrian Paci, Bak, Utrecht
Modern Times, MAN, Nuoro, Italy

MoMA PS1, New York
Yale University, New Haven
Perspective 147: Adrian Paci, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
MC projects, Los Angeles
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Exit Gallery, Kosovo

francesca kaufmann, Milano
Viafarini, Milano

Baltic Art Center, Gotland
Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

francesca kaufmann, Milano
Galleria Irida, Sofia
Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, GAMeC, Bergamo
Claudio Poleschi, Lucca, Italy, curated by Angela Vettese

Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden
Fondazione Lanfranco Baldi, Florence
Home Sweet Home, Artropia, Milano

National Gallery of Art, Tirana


Selected group exhibitions

mourning, Hamburger Kunsthalle, hamburger, curated by Brigitte Kölle

Images of Italy, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan
The Warmth of Other Suns, The Phillips Collection in partnership with the New Museum in New York, Washington D.C., curated Massimiliano Gioni and Natalie Bell
Everyday Life.Economia globale e immagine contemporanea, Galleria Civica Trento, Trento, curated by Gabriele Lorenzoni and Carlo Sala
Un autre monde/dans notre monde, Fonds Régionaux d’Art Contemporain Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Marseille, France

Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Universidad National de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires
Soundlines of Contemporary Art, International Contemporary Art Exhibition Armenia (ICAE), Yerevan, curated by Mazdak Faiznia
All Our Secrets, Center for Contemporary Arts, Celje
festival del paesaggio, museo della casa rossa, capri
kedem – kodem – kadima, cca, tel aviv, israel, curated by nicola trezzi,
2050. a brief history of the future, the national taiwan museum of fine arts, taiwan
the raft. art is (not) lonely, mu. zee, oostend

Westkunst – Ostkunst – The Collection on Display, Ludwig Mùzeum, Budapest, curated by Julia Fabényi
7th Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), Nantou Old Town, Shenzhen, curated by Hou Hanru
The Trouble with Value, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kraków, curated by Kris Dittel and Krzysztof Siatka
B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, B3 Festival Center, Frankfurt Main
Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, 10th edition, Cinema La Compagnia, Florence
Campi. Convergenze parallele, BACO, Bergamo
Da io a noi: la città senza confini, Quirinale Palace, Rome
I Travelled the World and the Seven Seas, Koninklijk Atheneum Antwerpen, Antwerp
The Raft. Art is (not) lonely, Mu.ZEE, Ostend
The Travellers: Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe, Kumu Art Museum, Tallin
Time is Out of Joint, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (GNAM), Rome
Da Duchamp a Cattelan. Arte contemporanea sul Palatino, Rome
Artists’ Film Festival, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Dying Well – False Death, Museum Für Neue Kunst, Freiburg
Violenti confini, Pinacoteca Comunale di Città di Castello, curated by Magonza Editore
La Terra Inquieta, La Triennale, Milano, curated by Massimiliano Gioni
Identity flows. Visual routes across the mediterranean sea, La Triennale, Milano
Adrian Paci: Another Place, Frith Street gallery, London
Thought is Made in the Mouth, Fundacao Eugenio De Almeida, Évora Aeroports, La Gaité Lyrique, Paris
10 years old, Foro Boario, Modena

D’une méditerranée, l’autre, Hotel des Art and Frac, Marseille
Historicode: Scarcity and Supply, Nanjing International Art Festival, Jiangsu, curated by Lü Peng and Letizia Ragaglia
The New Human, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Arte e Politica. Opere della collezione MACRO, MACRO, Roma, curated by Costantino D’Orazio
Albanie, 1207km est, Musée des civilisations de l’Europe & de la Mediterranée, Marseille
Picture Tomorrow, 38CC, Delft
Time is Out of Joint, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma
From Slow to Stop, The Holden Gallery, Manchester
Firenze, Fondation Etrillard, Florence
Moving Image Department – 5th Chapter: The Economies Of Time, Subverted, The National Gallery, Prague
Terminal P, LA PANACEE – Centre d’art contemporain, Montpellier
Fireflies in the Night Take Wing, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens
From Here to Eternity, Biennale Gherdëina, Ortisei
Clotures et Frontieres, Association La Pépinière à Ventenac, Ventenac
Double Act: Act and Comedy, Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, curated by David Campbell and Mark Durden
Two Birds / One Stone, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Moving Tales – Racconti in movimento. Opere video dalla Collezione La Gaia, Complesso Monumentale di San Francesco, Cuneo
Histórias da infância, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo
Emap 2016 Save Our Souls – Art For A Time Of Urgencies, EMAP Ewha Media Art Presentation, Seoul
The Whale That Was a Submarine. Contemporary Positions From Albania and Kosovo, Ludwig Museum – Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest ILLUMINATION, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
The Travellers, Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Sulla Croce, MASI – Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano
Luther Reicht Nicht!, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Kaufbeuren
Monumental Narratives: Figures, Landscapes and Rituals, MAC Gas Natural Fenosa Museum, Coruña, Spain
Open Sesame, Lumber Room, Portland
Unprotected Zone, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
FESTIVAL OF POLITICAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2016: HOMELAND, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki
UPHO Festival, Urban Photo Festival, Lagunillas, Málaga
Urban Layers – New Paths of Photography, Photobiennale, Pier A, Thessaloniki
MDE15 International Art Encounter of Medellin, Museo De Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
A Weed is a Plant out of Place, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore
Universal Hospitality. Into the City, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna
The New Human, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Two Birds / One Stone, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
The House of Impressions, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and MediaArtLab, Moscow
Between Myth and Fright. The Mediterranean as Conflict, IVAM Istitut Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia
Double Act: Act and Comedy, MAC, Belfast
Histórias da infância, Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo
Low-Budget Utopias, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana
Un autre monde (((dans notre monde))), galerie du jour agnès b., Paris
Avviso di garanzia, Fuori Uso, ex tribunale di Pescara, pescara, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio

Unprotected Zone, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, curated by Raphie Etgar
The Migrant (Moving) Image, A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam
Shame on You, Gallery Of Contemporary Arts, Celje, curated by Maja Hodošček
Si fece carne, l’arte contemporanea e il sacro, Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence
reliqte, reloaded, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz
Private Nationalism, Budapest Galéria, Budapest
LIBERI TUTTI. Arte e società in Italia 1989 – 2001, Museo Ettore Fico, Torino, curated by Luca Beatrice and Cristiana Perrella
Horizontal Standing, Off Biennale, Budapest
Memory Lab III, Centre d’art contemporain Casino Luxembourg, curated by Paul di Felice
Il Sosia, Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento, curated by Federico Mazzonelli and Margherita De Pilati
Détails, (screening), Light Cone, Paris
Invisible Violence, Salzburg Kunstverein, Salzburg, curated by Zoran Erić, Séamus Kealy and Blanca de la Torre

Shangri La: Imagined Cities, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), Los Angeles
Dead Reckoning: Whorled Explorations, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, curated by Jitish Kallat
Arte tra Storia e Memoria, Pesaro, curated by Ludovico Pratesi
2nd Bienal de Montevideo, Uruguay
INHABITING THE WORLD, Busan Biennale 2014, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, curated by Olivier Kaeppelin
Potential Monuments of Unrealised Futures, Albanian Pavillion, 14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, curated by Jonida Turani and Stefano Rabolli Pansera
We Have Never Been Modern, SongEun Art Space, Seul, curated by Maria Rosa Sossai e Angelo Gioè
No man’s land, Jerusalem Artist House, Jerusalem, curated by Marie Shek
Ir para volver – leaving to return, 12th International Cuenca Biennial, Cuenca, curated by Jacopo Crivelli
Who Shall Deliver Us From the Greeks and Romans?, Galeri Mana, Istanbul, curated by Cristiana Perrella
Journeys, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, curated by Kobi Ben Meir
Neighbours, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul
The Call of Destiny, LiMAC – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Lima, Madrid

l’œil-écran ou la nouvelle image-100 vidéos pour repenser le monde, Casinò Luxemburg, Luxemburg
All about these… ladies and gentlemen, Gallery On The Move in collaboration with National Gallery of Arts Tirana, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, curated by Fani Zguro
The Never Ending Stories Cycle, Autumn Sequence 2013-2014, Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain, Genève, curated by Yves Bélorgey Everywhere but now, 4th Thessaloniki Biennale, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg
Au-delà de cette limite votre ticket n’est plus valable, Pavillon Vendôme, Vichy, curated by Guillaume Lasserre
La Lettura. Cento copertine d’autore, Triennale di Milano, Milano
PLAYTIME, Stadische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munchen
Synthetic Ritual, Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, curated by Gabi Scardi and Clara Ennis
Le Pont, MAC, Musée d’art contemporain, Marseille, curated by Thierry Oliat
L’innocence du Rèel – L’innocenza del Reale, Fondazione Centro Arti Visive, Pietrasanta, curated by Alessandro Romanini
Adrian Paci Selected Works, Screening on High Line Channel 14, High Line, West 14th Street, New York, curated by Cecilia Alemani
Bestiario Contemporaneo, Musei Civici di Venezia, Venezia, curated by Gemma de Angelis Testa, Giorgio Verzotti
Fuori Rotta, video screening, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia, curated by Chiara Bertola
Ici, Ailleurs, la Belle de Mai, Marseille, curated by Juliette Laffron,
Second Sight, Stills, Scotland’s Centre for photography, Edinburgh

One Sixth of the Earth, ZKM – Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechonologie, Karlsruhe, curated by Mark Nash
Imagined Places, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, curated by Anke Bangma
MULTIMERIDIAN 2012, Croatian Association of Fine Artists of Istria, Pola, curated by Janka Vukmir
Disputed land, Sevastopol Art Museum, Sevastopol, Ukraine, curated by Hudrada
Fuori Uso in Opera, Galleria d’arte contemporanea Cesare Manzo, Pescara, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio
Mediterraneo: Incontri o Conflitti?, Palazzo Gargasole, Gagliano del Capo, curated by Ludovico Pratesi
Synthetic Ritual, University of Idaho, curated by Ciara Ennis and Gabi Scardi
Obbligo di transito, Galleria d’arte moderna e contemporanea Raffaele de Grada, San Gimignano
Famiglie, Tradizione, Narrazione, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
The Praise of Folly, Fundación Chirivella Soriano, Valencia
4 Films, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York
Gli Artisti Italiani della Collezione ACACIA, Palazzo Reale, Milano, curated by Gemma De Angelis Testa and Giorgio Verzotti
It doesn’t have to be beautiful, unless it’s beautiful, Galleria Nazionale, Pristina, curated by Charles Esche and Galit Eliat
Dialoghi Est/Ovest, Museo Nazionale del Montenegro and Atelier Dado, Cetinjie, Montenegro, curated by Rosalba Branà, Mariapaola Spinelli and Antonio Frugis
Compassion, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz
Unfinished Journeys, The National Museum of Art, Oslo, curated by Andrea Kroksnes and Sabrina van der Ley
Keeping up Appearance, Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden
At Your Service, Technischen Museum, Vienna, curated by Christiane Erharter and Silvia Eiblmayr
Beyond Memory, Museum of the Seam, Jerusalem, curated by Raphie Etgar
The Mediterranean Approach, MAC, Marseille, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg and Thierry Ollat
Da Zero a Cento, le Nuove Età della Vita, Triennale di Milano, Milano, curated by Giovanni Carrada and Cristiana Perrella Singolarità mobili che abitano uno spazio nomade, Casa dei Teatri, Rome, curated by Collettivo Curatoriale Gruntumolani
One Sixth of the Earth (Ecologies of Image), MUSAC, Leon, curated by Mark Nash
Premio Italia 2012, MAXXI, Rome

I just want to be loved, MAGA, Gallarate, Italy, curated by Gabi Scardi and Ruth Cats
Quelli che restano, stati d’animo del paesaggio contemporaneo, Spazio Oberdan, Milano, curated by Mimmo Di Marzio
Synthetic Rituals, Pitzer Art Gallery, Claremont, USA, curated by Gabi Scardi and Ciara Ennis
The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
Seeing is Believing, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Impossible Community, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, curated by Viktor Misiano
International Contemporary Art Biennale of Melle, Melle, curated by Dominique Truco
Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon
Bodily Choreography, Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Fayum Portraits + Adrian Paci: No Visible Future, Photoespana 2011, XIV International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts, National Archeology Museum, Madrid
The Mediterranean Approach, Palazzo Zenobio, Venezia, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg
I Miss My Enemies, Sala del Camino, former Monastery SS. Cosma e Damiano, Venezia, Collateral Events of 54a Biennale di Venezia curated by Oxana Maleeva
Pino Pascali. Ritorno a Venezia, Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Palazzo Bianchi Michiel, Collateral Events of 54a Biennale di Venezia curated by Rosalba Branà Staging
Documentary, lothringer13_halle, Munich
Il confine evanescente. Immagini italiane dalla pittura al digitale, MAXXI, Rome

Haifa Museums, Israel
Moving worlds, Podblieski Contemporary, Berlin
Community, Museo delle arti Catanzaro, catanzaro
Premio Città di Treviglio, Museo Civico, Treviglio
Il coraggio, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Viaggio in Italia, sguardi internazionali sull’Italia contemporanea, Pistoia, curated by Ludovico Pratesi
Arcipelago Balkani, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena
Pacific Meridian, The 8th Vladivostok International Film Festival, Vladivostok

La scultura italiana del XXI secolo, Fondazione Pomodoro, Milano, curated by Marco Meneguzzo
Eco e Narciso. Cultura materiale \ video, Turin
L’evento immobile – Asolo Art Film Festival (XXIX edition), Castelfranco Veneto, curated by Saretto Cincinelli
Human Condition, Kunthaus Graz, curated by Adam Budak
I mutanti, Villa Medici, Rome, curated by Eric de Chassey
IBRIDO, PAC, Milano, curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Francesco Garutti
Artes Mundi 4 Prize, National Museum, Cardiff, curated by Tessa Jackson, Viktor Misiano and Levent Calikoglu
ATOPIA: Art and the City in the 21st Century, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona
Linguaggi e sperimentazioni. Giovani artisti in una collezione contemporanea, MART Rovereto, rovereto, curated by Giorgio Verzotti
Italian video art at Museo Nacional, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, curated by Marco Bazzini
..on the eastern front video art from central and eastern europe 1989– 2009, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, curated by Rita Kálmán,
Tijana Stepanovic and Ludwig Museum
Processing a Mirage, Futura, Prague, curated by Emanuela Nobile Mino
FUORI CENTRO, HangarBicocca, Milano, curated by Chiara Bertola
Evento immobile. Lo sguardo ostinato, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, curated by Saretto Cincinelli and Cristiana Collu
Labyrinth: Freiheit, Forte Asburgico di Fortezza, Bolzano
The Spectacle of the Everyday, Biennal de Lyon, Lyon, curated by Hou Hanru
Post-American L.A., 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica
Anabasis. Rituals of homecoming, Lodz, Poland, curated by Adam Budak
TICAB Tirana Biannual, Episode 1, curated by Edi Muka and Joa Ljungberg
THE WORLD IS YOURS – Contemporary Art, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek
Turn On: Contemporary Italian Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada
8th Baltic Biennial of Contemporary Art, National Musuem Szczecin, Szczecin
10th Habana Biennale, Cuba
Video Europa, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing
Let us be us, Emil Filla Gallery, Labem
The Storytellers, New York, curated by ICI
Liquid Frontiers, Tri Postal, Lille, curated by Iara Boubnova

ARTTLV_08, Tel Aviv Biennale, tel aviv, curated by Andrew Renton
Home?, Galerie Villa des Tourelles, Nanterre
Eurasia, MART, Rovereto, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva
XV Quadriennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
The Way Things Are… Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, Center of contemporary art “Znaki Czasu”, Torun
Street and studio in urban history of photography, Tate Modern, London, curated by Ute Eskildsen
Peripheral vision and collective body, Museion, Bolzano, curated by Corinne Diserens
Too Early for Vacation, Limerick, curated by Hou Hanru
Shifting Identities, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich curated by Mirjam Varadinis
Mind the Gap, Kusthaus Glarus, Switzerland
Every story is a travel story, Candid Arts Trust, London
Rumore: un buco nel silenzio, Spazio Oberdan, Milano
Dopo la Sicilia, Galleria Credito Siciliano, Acireale
Re-Reading the Future, International Triennale of Contemporary Arts, National Gallery, Prague
Lost Paradise – The Angel’s Gaze, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

Land of human rights, association for contemporary art, Graz
Auto Emotion, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
Prague Biennale 3, Prague
Transculture, Bunkier Sztuki, Crakow
Inbetweeness (Balcani: metafore di cambiamento), San Michele a Ripa, Rome
Senso Unico, MoMA PS1, New York
Collectors 1, Cesac – Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio

Wherever we go, intinerary exhibition, Spazio Oberdan, Milano
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco
Confini, MAN, Nuoro
Fremd bin ich eingezogen, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Exposed Memory, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest
Nothing stands still, New Langton Arts, San Francisco
Bin beschäftigt, GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
Highlights from the KunstFilmBiennale Köln in Berlin, KunstWerke, Berlin
On Air: video in onda dall’Italia, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, monfalcone
The Grand Promenade, National Museum of Contemporary Art – Emst, Athens
Busan Biennale, Busan
Zones of contact, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, curated by Charles Merewether
Venezia-Istanbul, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
Mixed with pain, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul
Shoot the Family, traveling exhibition: Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus(2007); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis (2007); Massachusetts College of Art, Boston (2007); Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham (2006); Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville (2006); Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hill (2006), iCI, curated by Ralph Rugoff
Painting as a way of living, Istanbul Modern, curated by Rosa Martinez
Ecce Uomo (33+1 artisti contemporanei da collezioni private), Spazio Oberdan, Milano
A scuola con gli artisti, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Trento, Italy
60 Minutes Well Spent, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
This is not America, Braverman ByArtProject, Tel Aviv
Heavy Food, Festival Time in Jazz, Berchidda, Italy
Equal and less equal, Museum of the Seam, Jerusalem
Biennale cuvée, World Selection of Contemporary Art, O.K Centrum, Linz
ARS 06, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki
2005 Berlin Photography Festival, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
More Than This, Biennale Visual Arts, Goteborg
Il Grande Teatro del Mediterraneo. Atto primo: differenti visioni, Flash Art Museum, Trevi
Art Film Biennale, Koln
ADAM, Smart project space, Amsterdam
Projekt Migration, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Koln
Sempre un po’ più lontano, Biennale Visual Arts, Venezia, curated by Rosa Martinez
Irriducibile: Contemporary Short Form Video, Miami Art Central, Miami
Going public’ 05, Contemporary Art Center, Larissa, curated by Claudia Zanfi

Pathos/Gefuhle, Raumpool Rhein-Main, Frankfurt am Main, curated by Felix Ruhofer
New Video, New Europe, Renaissance Society, Chicago, curated by Hamza Walzer
Contemporary art Museum, St.Luis
Tate Modern, London
Biennale di Cetinje, Montenegro, curated by René Block
Sevilla Biennale, Seville, curated by Harald Szeemann
Dimensione Follia, Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento, curated by Roberto Pinto
Triennale di Tallin, tallin, curated by Sirje Helme
On air, Galleria Comunale di Monfalcone
I Nuovi Mostri, Fondazione Trussardi, Milano, curated by Massimiliano Gioni
Exiting Europe, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, curated by Anton Ledrer
The Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists, Vrsac, curated by Svebor Midzic, Jelena Vesic, Ana Nikitovice & Sinisa Mitrovic Empowerment/Cantiere Italia, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genova, curated by Marco Scotini
Z.A.T. Zone Artistiche Temporanee, Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Gallarate
Se Bashku, Museum of Contempory Art, Upsala, curated by Edi Muka
Who is Singing Over There, Sarajevo, curated by Dunja Blazevic
Periplo del Mediterraneo, Loggia di Banchi, Genova, curated by Maurizio Calvesi e Marisa Vescovo

Looking Awry, Apex Art, New York
What How and for Whom Vacio 9, Madrid, curated by Peter Kilchmann
Gestures, Printemps de Septembre, Festival of Contemporary Images, Toulouse, curated by Marta Gilli and Fabienne Fulchéri
In den Schluchten des Balkan. Kunst aus dem Südosten Europas, Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel, Kassel
Draft, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich
Riflessioni sugli effetti delle guerre, Galleria Milano, Milano
Mille e Una Notte, Stecca degli Artigiani, Milano
Isola (Art) Project Milano, MACMO, Geneve
Blood and Honey, Sammlung Essl, Wien, curated by Harald Szeemann
Multitudini-Solitudini, Museion, Bolzano
Strangers to Ourselves, Hasting Museum, Hasting
Se Bashku, 2nd Tirana Biennal, Tirana
Skin Deep, MART, Rovereto
G2003, Vira, curated by Harald Szeemann
Bitter / sweet harmony, Digital ArtLab, Holon, Israel

In Search of Balkania, Neue Galerie, Graz
EXit, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
5th Werkleitz Biennial, Berlin
Nuovo Spazio Italiano, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Rovereto
The Horse would Know but the Horse can’t Speak, Premio Furla, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice
It’s ain’t much but it’s home, Binz 39 (with Emanuel Licha), Zurich Rain, Fotofest, Houston
Videolounge, Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Rome Boundless, Belgrad

Short Stories, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano
I Valencia Biennal, Valencia
Premio Michetti, Francavilla al Mare
I Tirana Biennal, Tirana
Generator, Claudio Poleschi, Lucca
Le Mois de la Photo à Montreal, Montreal
Beautiful Strangers, Ifa Gallery, Berlin
Ostensiv, Kunstraum Leipzig, Leipzig
A Sense of Wellbeing, Karlovy Vary
Killing me Softly, Bildmuseet Umea, Sweden
Arteast Collection 2000+, Innsbruck
Viafarini, Milano
In & Out, National Gallery of Art, Tirana

dAPERTutto (APERTO over ALL), 48th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, curated by Harald Szeemann
Lost & Found, Center for Electronic Media De Waag, Amsterdam

Permanent Instability, National Gallery of Art, Tirana
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen
BAN Exhibition, International House, Bruxelles
Manifesta 3, Lubljiana
Noi amiamo l’Italia l’Italia ama noi, Pinacoteca Cascella, Ortona
Arteast Collection 2000+, Museum of Modern Art, Lubljiana
Coast to Coast, Placentia Arte, Piacenza
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-und Videofest, Kassel


Selected public collections

Solomon Guggenheim Foundation, New York
MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York
MoCA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
FNAC – Fonds national d’art contemporain, Puteaux, France
Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal
Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz
Fundaciò “La Caixa”, Barcelona
Moderna Galerija – Ljubljana, Ljubljana
National Gallery of Art – Tirana, Tirana
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
MAGA, Gallarate, Italy
Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt



Paci studied painting at the Academy of Art of Tirana.

In 1995-97 taught Art History and Aesthetics in Shkodra.

Since 2003, Paci is lecturer for Visual Arts at the Art Academy in Bergamo and IUAV, Venice. Since 2016 Paci is lecturer for Visual Arts at NABA, Milan.


2016 Art for Peace Award
2014 Arquiteturas Film Festival, Lisbon (Winner of the Best International Short Film)
2008 15th Quadriennale of Rome
2007 Pino Pascali Prize


La Repubblica, 2017

il Sole 24 ore, 2017

Zero, 2017

ATP diary, 2017

il Corriere della sera, 2017

EL PAÍS, 2016


Art in America, 2016

frieze, 2014

la repubblica, 2013

Il Corriere della Sera, 2013

Artforum, 2011


Frieze, 2005

Tema Celeste, 2002