In my artistic research the themes of identity and memory often recur, but the goal is almost always to search for an abstract and suspended reality, such as “frozen”, the representation of a state of mind becomes more important than a real state of daily life. “Roots” arises precisely from the need to combine these elements in a single work, but interfacing them with nature, the latter theme also recurring in my research. The landscape and nature become a kind of glue that allows focusing of the relationship between the territory and the individual, this reflects an ambiguity and one disorientation with which we are called to interface every day.
Greta Pllana (1992) was born in Durres, Albania. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice where in 2020 she graduated and a period at the AVU Fine Arts Academy in Prague. She lives and works in Treviso.
2020 Shifting Horizons – Solo exhibition, Curva Pura, Rome, from November 5th What’s missing? The diary of absences – Group exhibition curated by Federica Luser and Iva Lulashi, Spazio Trart, Trieste, October 16 – November 15
2019 Finalist 20th Cairo Prize – Palazzo Reale, Milan (MI), 21 November – 27 November Finished Unfinished Spaces – contemporary art – Group exhibition curated by Eva Comuzzi and Orietta Masin, Cervignano del Friuli, 13 April – 04 May Beyond Painting 2 – Tripersonal exhibition curated by Luigi Meneghelli, La Giarina Arte Contemporanea, Verona, January 26 – April 24
2018 Inclusion in the Albanian national public archive “Harabel Contemporary Art Platform”, from 23 March MigrArt in Residence – First contemporary art residency program curated by Eva Comuzzi, Lignano Sabbiadoro, 06 March – 11 March
2017 Collective exhibition of the finalists of the Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Arts 2016, curated by Carlo Sala, Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo, 25 November – 17 December 2017 Pio Alferano Prize – Collective exhibition “I novantiani. Youth of painting. Census first “by Camillo Langone, Castello dell’Abate, Castellabate, 20 July – 30 September Not green, but dark in colour, Villa Fosca, Cordenons 100th Collective of Young Artists of Bevilacqua La Masa, Galleria di Piazza San Marco, Venice, December 17 – January 22 Uncomfortable journey – Personal exhibition, Tulla – Cultural Center, Tirana (Albania), December 14 – January 14
2016 Collective exhibition of the finalists of the Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Arts 2016, curated by Carlo Sala, Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo, November 26 – December 18 Collective exhibition of the finalists COMBAT PRIZE PRIZE 2016, G. Fattori Museum, Livorno, 25 June – 16 July Winner of the painting section Collective exhibition “TERRE – FERME” curated by Saverio Simi de Burgis, Atelier 3 + 10, Venice – Mestre, 09 June – 30 June
2015 Collective exhibition “Albanian Contemporary Artist Salon”, National Historical Museum, Tirana (Albania), 01 November – 09 November Exhibition project of works on paper “Some Velvet Drawings” Art Verona, Pavilion 12, curated by Eva Comuzzi, Verona, 16 October – October 19 Collective exhibition of the 2015 COMBAT PRIZE PRIZE finalists, ex Granai di Villa Mimbelli, Livorno, June 27 – July 25 Collective exhibition ARTEFATTO10_RESET, Palazzo Gopcevich, Trieste, 15 May – 02 June
2013/2014 Atelier F, Workshop curated by Carlo Di Raco, Forte Marghera – Venice Workshop and collective exhibition, Festival Art Kontact, Porto Palermo, Albania
2012/2013 Collective exhibition “Art Night”, Venice Academy of Fine Arts, Venice Collective exhibition “Unbridgeable distance”, Saletta d’oriente, Venice Atelier F Workshop curated by Carlo di Raco, Forte Marghera – Venice