Helidon Gjergji (b, 1970) in Tirana, Albania. He lives between Tirana and New York. Over the course of his career Helidon has worked in a variety of mediums, from painting to media installation and urban art interventions.
Among other venues he has exhibited at: Venice Biennale 52; Manifesta 8 (Murcia, Spain); Tirana Biennale 1 and Tirana Biennale 4; The Festival of Ideas 1 – New Museum (NYC); Venice Biennale of Architecture 12; Project Biennial 3 (Konjic, Bosnia & Herzegovina); ReMap Biennial 4 at Kunsthalle Athena (Athens); Thessaloniki Biennale 4 (Collateral Events); Present Future at Artissima 10 (Turin, Italy); Ludwig Museum (Budapest); MASS MoCA (North Adams, USA); MADRE – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (Naples); Apexart (NYC); Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Pino Pascali (Italy); National Gallery of Albania (Tirana); National Gallery of Macedonia (Skopje); VILLA ARSON – Centre d’Art Contemporain (Nice); Lothringer 13 Kunsthall (Munich); National Gallery of Kosovo (Prishtina); Chelsea Art Museum (NYC); Botkyrka Konsthall (Botkyrka, Sweden); MURAM – Museo Regional de Arte Moderno (Cartagena, Spain); The American Academy in Rome; National Museum of Romania (Cluj-Napoca); National Museum of Malta (Valletta); Platform Project, Art Athina (Athens). His work has been reviewed and featured in Artforum, Art in America, Mousse Magazine, Sculpture, Contemporary, Flash Art, Domus, The Independent, Artribune, Exibart, New Art Examiner, Swedish Public Radio, Malta Public TV, Reuters, etc.
Currently, he teaches at SUNY Old Westbury in NY and in the past he has taught at Parsons New School of Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Northeastern Illinois University. He has lectured about his work at Harvard University, Teachers College – Columbia University, Parsons New School of Design, The School of Art Institute of Chicago, C Festival (Faenza, Italy), Université du Québec, American University in Dubai, Northwestern University, The American Academy in Rome, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity (Valletta), Demanio Marittimo.Km-278 (Italy), Tulla Culture Center (Tirana), etc.