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Sislej Xhafa

Kosovar-Albanian, b. 1970

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Sislej Xhafa

Kosovar-Albanian, b. 1970

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Sislej Xhafa works across mediums and dimensions in order to explore and, oftentimes, further obfuscate the social, political, economic, and quotidian complexities of modern life. “Reality is stronger than art,” Xhafa says. “As an artist I do not want to reflect a reality, but I do want to question it.” His research-based and participatory practice, which he has referred to as examining the “politics of interruption”, has a humor that is tongue-in-cheek at its most docile and subversive in its extreme. Themes in Xhafa’s works have included the arbitrary nature of the stock market, security and stability, poverty, tourism, and the legal status of his country of origin, Kosovo.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

Sislej Xhafa works across mediums and dimensions in order to explore and, oftentimes, further obfuscate the social, political, economic, and quotidian complexities of modern life. “Reality is stronger than art,” Xhafa says. “As an artist I do not want to reflect a reality, but I do want to question it.” His research-based and participatory practice, which he has referred to as examining the “politics of interruption”, has a humor that is tongue-in-cheek at its most docile and subversive in its extreme. Themes in Xhafa’s works have included the arbitrary nature of the stock market, security and stability, poverty, tourism, and the legal status of his country of origin, Kosovo.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more