About the Commission
For the first time in history the Republic of Kosovo is represented at the Venice Biennale, where the young artist Petrit Halilaj will develop a new site-specific installation.
Transnational existence is not only an increasing reality of contemporary life but is also the starting point for Petrit Halilaj's installation in the Kosovo Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The installation incorporates the artist's observations of the world that surrounds him, which he records through drawings, notes and texts. What will emerge is a space of experience filled with struggles, longings, loss and the search for identity—contrasting reality with Petrit Halilaj´s own counter-proposal of a world that becomes a poetic setting for unpredictable collective desires.