6 June > 31 July 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday 6 June starting 19:00 at Gallery70 Contemporary Art Toptani Shopping Center, Kati 0
Photo curtesy of the artist: Running out of water, Black and white photography, Print on aluminum, Limited edition of 7, 2019
“Running out of water” is an artwork composed of ten images in which three elements are present: a lifeless fish, an empty bottle, and water (the sea).The whole situation of this work is at the same time, in the last light of the sunset. The project talks about water, but in both subjects the water is not present. The bottle, which has been invented to carry water is empty and the fish, which has all its existence water-related, can no longer carry water or life.
It is the time that breaks this vital relationship. Dehydration, which happens with its passage, creates the momentum of this project.
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Ergys Zhabjaku (1984, Shkoder, Albania) is a professional photographer based in Tirana, Albania. He is cofounder at photographic studio #16161d . Ergys Zhabjaku graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana, in Set Designer and Costume Designer Department and has finished the second level of studies at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies, in Ethnology-Folklore branch. He has always exercised photography as medium for his projects. His work encompasses painting, graphics, and mainly photography. Actually he is professor at the European University of Tirana.
2018 International Exhibition “Similarities and diversities in symbiosis” – “16+1” China & CEEC Contemporary Art Exhibition, organized by China Culture Centre, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2018 International Exhibition “ Belt and Road- 2018 Ningbo- China & Central and Eastern European Countries Art Exhibition of Print and Engraving”, organized by the central government of China, Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China.
2016 International Exhibition “ Muslim Mulliqi” Price organised by National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina, Kosovo.
2013 Participant from Albania in the collective exhibition “I was in Kosovo” organized by Pravo Ljudski Film Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2013 Participant from Albania in the workshop DOKUPHOTO organized by DOKUFEST, directed by Pep Bonet and Andrew Testa.
2013 Personal exhibition “Unused Energy,” Miza Gallery.
2011 Participated in the genre of photography in the exhibition titled “Pictures of modern life”, the XVIII edition of the International Exhibition of Visual Arts “Onufri 2011” organized by the National Art Gallery in Tirana.
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