SHORT BIO & STATEMENT
Endri Dani was born in 1987 in Shkodra, Albania. He lives and works in Tirana, Albania. Initially training as a painter, this foundation permeates his now predominantly photographic, video and installation practice, which tend to incorporate found objects, artefacts of ordinary life, elements of Albania’s history, and examination within some mechanisms of collective memory. His recent work has been deeply oriented to anthropology research, focusing on the predicaments of local identity in the era of globalization and underlying paradoxes, particularly as they manifest themselves in material and consumer culture. He is inspired by subjects that have touched him personally, or stories arising from his daily encounters, and attempts to create experientially-derived insights into these subjects, creating a space that slides between reality and fiction. He is also a co-founder of MIZA gallery, an artist-run-space in Tirana dedicated to emergent artists from Balkan/Mediterranean region.