Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale
Tirana – Durrës, May 4th to 9th 2017

Albania will be the hosting country of Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, a multidisciplinary event organised by the Ministry of Culture of Albania. The Biennale is promoted by the international Network BJCEM, and it that takes place once in two years in a different location in Europe, with young artists aged from 18 to 34 presenting their contemporary works and performances. The artistic director of the event is Mr. Driant Zeneli, a renowned Albanian artist working between Milan and Tirana, who represented Albania at the 54th International Art Exhibition-Venice Biennale.

He will coordinate a curatorial team that involves:
Curator of Applied Arts: Jonida Turani; Curator of Visual Art: Maja Ciric; Curator of Performance: Ema Andrea; Curator of Literary Creation: Maria Rosa Sossai; Curator of Music: Alban Nimani&Rubin Beqo; Curator of Film: Eroll Bilibani.

The participating artists, selected through an open call, will be hosted in Tirana and Durrës from May 4th until May 9th 2017 included. During these days their works and performances will be displayed in specific venues of the cities. The exhibitions will remain open to the public until May 28th 2017.

Here are the names of the selected artists:

Albania
Blenard Azizaj/Maya Gomez
Arba Bekteshi
Bledar Boraku
Elona Çuliq/Besmir Sula
Lisiana Demiraj
Fatlum Doci
Gjergji Dushniku/ Studioarch4
Lek Gjeloshi
Blerina Goce
Ilir Lluka & Ervina Halili
Sead Kazanxhiu
Arbies Komoni
Ledia Kostandini
Edson Luli
Iva Lulashi
Arjon Muarremi
Marinela Ndria
Rossella Pellicciotti/Roberto Nuha
Jonida Prifti
Remion Pronja
Vangjush Vellahu
Via Tirana/ Uj pa Gaz
Rea Xhillari
Austria
Margarethe Drexel
FAXEN
Jürgen Kleft / Christopher Steinweber
Jonida Laçi
Zara Pfeifer
Daniel Stempfer
Bosnia Herzegovina
Vox Meduza
Naida Mujkić
Croatia
Luiza Margan
Cyprus
En.act Theatre Group
Anastasia Mina
Giorgos Panagi
Theodoulos Polyviou
Egypt
Almena
Sara Hamdy
Yara Mekawei
France
Annabelle Amoros
Yoann Ximenès
Nicolas Gaillardon
Greece
Vasilis Alexandrou
Angeliki- Marina Diakrousi
Thanasis Kafetzis
Kolida Babo due Sokratis Votskos and Harridimos Pappas
Yassonas Leontios Elie Megoulas – cacao rocks
Artemis Papachristou
Thomas Tsalapatis
Nikolaos Vamvouklis
Maria-Eleni Vomvolou-Arsenopoulou / Penny Eleftheriadou / Orestis Patsinakidis / Katerina Sisinni / Anastasia Tzellou
Italy
Isabella Benshimol/Mati Jhurry
Mariangela Ciccarello
Danile Costa
Rossana De Pace
Federica di Pietrantonio
Andrea Famà
Christian Gallucci /Anna Sala
Alberto Gemmi / Mirco Marmiroli (Special mention, national selection cinema)
Salvatore Giommarresi (Special mention, national selection visual arts/graphic journalism)
Francesca Greco
Guerrilla Spam
Jack’s sisters
Valentina Lacinio
Fabrizio Lecce
Marco Marzuoli
Stefano Amedeo Moriani
Valerio Muscella
Laura Perrone
PMS
Charusheela Pulito
Emanuele Racca
Rachele Sabatino
Fabio Tasso
The Area of Bustle
Luca Zarattini
Kosovo
Alban Fejza
Leart Rama
Oborri
Jetullah Sylejmani
Ylli Xhaferi
Lebanon
Youssef el Khoueiry
Lynn Kodeih
Malta
Aidan Celeste
Rachelle Deguara
Montenegro
Kristina Gvozdenović
Teodora Nikčević
Siniša Radulović
Morocco
Abdessamad El Montassir
Youssef Ouchra
Mariam Abouzid Souali
Palestine
Muhammad Joulani
El Container
San Marino
Valerio Conti
Francesco Mancuso
Serbia
Lidija Delić
Slobodan Stošić
Slovenia
Maja Hodoscek
Olja Grubic / Red Web
Lucija Jankovec
Tunisia
Houwaida Barouni
Turkey
Akin Güreş
Berna Tonyali
UK
Sadegh Aleahmad / Jamal Sterrett
Toby Campion
Ant Hamlyn
Conor Rogers
Maryam Tafakory

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