Manifesta 14 Prishtina has announced the full participant list for the 14th edition of the European Nomadic Biennial which gets underway on the 22nd of July 2022 in Kosovo’s capital city, Prishtina.
Across Parcours consisting of 25 different iconic locations in Prishtina – from the brutal Palace of Youth and Sports to the Ottoman Great Hamman –Manifesta 14 will bring artistic and urban interventions and a seven-floor thematic exhibition.
The biennial programme will feature 102 participants from 30 countries presenting projects, events, performances and architectural interventions in a diverse range of public spaces across Prishtina!
Of the participants, 39% have Kosovar origins, the highest number of local participants in any edition of Manifesta. Including some of these Kosovar participants has replaced the parallel events featured in previous editions of Manifesta. This spotlight also shines on the rest of the Western Balkans, with 25% of the participants heralding from the region. Head to annexe 1 to view the full list of participants.
Manifesta 14’s programme responds to Prishtina’s call to reclaim and reimagine public spaces. An Urban Vision and biennial interventions by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, a series of Citizen Consultation and in-depth research by Manifesta’s Education team have inspired a multi-layered artistic and urbanistic programme. Under the title, It matters what world worlds world: how to tell stories otherwise, the programme was co-developed with the Manifesta 14 team by Creative Mediator Catherine Nichols in close collaboration with local collectives, artists, scholars, architects, and activists.
Manifesta 14’s ambition to establish a long-term interdisciplinary cultural hub has been realised with the renovation of the former Hivzi Sulejmani Library into the Centre for Narrative Practice and Oaza education space, which will open to the public on the 23rd of July 2022. Major urban interventions include the Green Corridor and an Eco Urban Learning Centre in the former Brick Factory.
Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, changes location every two years. Founded in the early 1990s, Manifesta rethinks the relation between culture and civic society, investigating and instigating positive social change through contemporary culture in response to, and in close dialogue with, the social sphere of the Host City and its communities. Manifesta has consistently chosen unexpected host locations that reflect Europe’s ever-changing DNA to shed light on a world defined by changing ethical and aesthetic imperatives. Manifesta, as a recurring event, has transformed itself into a multilayered and inclusive instrument of civic engagement projects.
Annexe: Manifesta 14 Prishtina Participants
Petrit Abazi (1983, RKS), Piers Greville (1972, AU) & Stanislava Pinchuk (1988, UA) * Larry Achiampong (1984, UK/GH) Astronomy Club of Kosova (RKS) Bora Baboçi * (1988, AL) Céline Baumann (1989, FR) Elona Beqiraj (1997, DE) Valentina Bonizzi (1982, IT) Anna Bromley * (1971, DE) Luz Broto * (1982, ES) Lee Bul (1964, KR) Lúa Coderch (1982, PE) Daniel Gustav Cramer & Haris Epaminonda (1975, 1980, DE/CY) Ilir Dalipi * (1981, RKS) Yael Davids * (1968) in collaboration with André van Bergen Cevdet Erek * (1974, TR) ETEA * (RKS) Jakup Ferri (1981, RKS) Foundation 17 * (RKS) Lek M. Gjeloshi * (1987, AL) Núria Güell (1981, ES) Driton Hajredini * (1970, RKS) Artan Hajrullahu (1979, RKS) Laureta Hajrullahu (1997, RS/RKS) Petrit Halilaj * (1986, RKS) Flaka Haliti * (1982, RKS) Lawrence Abu Hamdan (1985, LB) Haveit Collective (RKS) Roni Horn (1955, US) Fahrije Hoti and the Women of Krushë e Madhe (RKS) Majlinda Hoxha * (1984, RKS) ICA-Sofia (BG) Astrit Ismaili * (1991, RKS) Fitore Isufi Shukriu – Koja (1982, RKS) Hristina Ivanoska (1974, MK) Emily Jacir (1972, PS) Jelena Jureša (1974, RS/BE) Genc Kadriu * (1974, RKS) Alevtina Kakhidze * (1973, UA) Šejla Kamerić (1976, BA) Antoneta Kastrati & Casey Cooper Johnson (RKS/US) Doruntina Kastrati (1991, RKS) Kino ARMATA (RKS) Genti Korini * (1979, AL) Argjirë Krasniqi (1989, RKS) Edona Kryeziu * (1994, RKS) Katalin Ladik (1942, HU) Luljeta Lleshanaku (1968, AL) Nimon Lokaj (1941, RKS) Jumana Manna (1987, PS/DE) Brilant Milazimi (1994, RKS) Hana Miletić (1982, HR) Ivan Moudov (1975, BG) Alketa Xhafa Mripa (1980, RKS) • Alban Muja * (1980, RKS) • Sami Mustafa * (1984, RKS/FR) • Silvi Naçi (1981, AL) • Natasha Nedelkova (1993, MK) • New Grand (Arbnor Karaliti, Lumturie Krasniqi, Mimoza Sahiti, Ermir Zhinipotoku, Valdrin Thaqi, Blerta Hashani) (RKS) • Tuan Andrew Nguyen (1976, VN) • Vigan Nimani (1981, RKS) • Thao Nguyen Phan (1987, VN) • Christian Nyampeta * (1981, NL) • Off Season Collective (RKS, AL, RO, DE) • Adrian Paci (1969, AL/IT) • Marta Popivoda (1982, RS) • Susan Philipsz (UK) and Radio International Collective * (RKS, DE, KR, IT, RU, UA) • Marubi National Museum of Photography (AL) • PykëPresje * (RKS) • Lala Raščić (1977, BA) • raumlaborberlin * (DE) • re.act.feminism (DE) • Alicja Rogalska * (1979, PL/UK) • RomaMoMa (DE/RS) with Farija Mehmeti (1978, Roma/RKS)* • Ugo Rondinone * (1964, CH) • Sahej Rahal * (1988, IN) • Nusret Salihamixhiqi (1931, RKS) • Secondary Archive * (AL, BY, CZ, HU, PL, RS, SK, UA, RKS) • Abi Shehu (1993, AL) • Sekhmet Institute * (RKS) • Selma Selman (1991, BA) • Driton Selmani (1987, RKS) • Dineo Seshee Bopape (1981, ZA) • Chiharu Shiota * (1972, JP) • Igor Simić (1988, RS/US) • Uýra Sodoma (1991, BR) • Speculative Tourism * (IL) • Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle (1960, 1954, US) • Mette Sterre (1983, NL) • StoryLab * (RKS) • tamtam * (AT/DE) • The name comes last collective * (RKS) • Miryana Todorova (1984, BG) • Vangjush Vellahu (1987, AL) • Alije Vokshi (1945, RKS) • Werker Collective * (NL) • Sislej Xhafa * (1970, RKS) • Yll Xhaferi * (1988, RKS) • Miki Yui (1971, JP) • Driant Zeneli * (1983, AL) • Hana Zeqa (1988, RKS) • Lulzim Zeqiri * (1978, RKS) • Dardan Zhegrova (1991, RKS)
An essential part of the Manifesta 14 pro- gramme, the biennial’s Mediated Tours are the best way to get to know Prishtina and reveal the layers of the multi-faceted pro- gramme. The five available tours explore different themes, including memory and space, gathering and public resistance; urban transformation; neoliberalism and the future of public space and Prishtina’s old and new.
Lasting 90-minutes, each Mediated Tour is a dialogue between the visitor groups and the mediator as they explore the stories and histories of the venues, discussing the relationship between these spaces and the inter- inventions and artworks of Manifesta 14 Prishtina. In addition, many tours include short walks within the city, offering the opportunity to discuss public space in Prishtina, how political movements have shaped this and the growing ambition to transform the urban environment.
For the first time in Manifesta’s history, Mediated Tours are free for regional visitors. International groups will be asked to contribute a small fee for their tour. Book your tours here.
Top Photo: Build up Urban Intervention Brick Factory 2. Manifesta 14 Prishtina. Atdhe Mulla © Manifesta 14 Prishtina
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