Born in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, Flaka Haliti explores her own migration experiences between the dimensions of culture and social systems. There is barely no other issue in these days since thousands of people flee from war zones in Asia and Africa to Europe – and thus risking their lives. Yet Flaka Haliti does not document any tragedy or create a narrative describing the facts and consequences of being marginalized; instead she provides differing aspects along the borderline of deterrence and refuge by means of condensed and abstract images. The fence – staking out political, military as well as private territories – becomes a synonym for exclusion and marginalization, outside and inside. The artist’s constructions remind of military firewalls, but also garden fences hastily put up. As a matter of fact, the people in Kosovo used this metal fences to mark their private properties after the war. Her sequence ‘Luminous Garden’ hints at this comprehensive demarcation resulting in experienced and realized marginalization through photographs of originally and barely preserved garden fences printed on aluminum panels.


Flaka Haliti lives and works in her home town Pristina, Munich and Vienna.

1982 born in Pristina (Kosovo)
2002 until 2006 Bachelor (printmaking) at the Faculty of Arts of the University Pristina
2008 until  2013

studied at the Städelschule / Academy of Fine Arts Frankfurt am Main (Prof Judith Hopf, fine arts), master Student

since 2013 doctoral student at the Academy of Fine Art Vienna
2015 awarded with the ars viva Prize by the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft

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