Driton Selmani (b. 1987) lives and works in Prishtina and Doganaj, Kosovo.
Driton approaches the idea of perceived reality by deconstructing formations of social, political and cultural topics that have been embodied around him. At a young age, he was told to worship a country that no longer existed, which caused him to form a basis of skepticism towards any supposedly given reality. He later used this as a beneficial tool to reconstruct his beliefs into visual artefacts. In 1999, new simulacra replaced old simulacra; the ornaments of a previous space have been refurbished in order to unfold with new meanings but also new uncertainties. Selmani confronts himself as a spectator of this “on-going event”, and positions himself as an actor, enacting his performances based on his personal histories, beliefs and doubts.
He has exhibited at solo and group exhibitions in Stacion Center For Contemporary Art Pristina, Ludwig Múzeum in Budapest, Kunstraum Niederosterreich Vienna, Casa
São Paulo, Mediterranea Biennial 16 Ancona, U10 Belgrade, 5th Marrakesh
Biennial, Amsterdam Light Festival, Fabbrica del Vapore Milan, Bregenz Biennale,
Exchiesetta Polignano a Mare, National Art Gallery Tirana, Thessaloniki Center of
Contemporary Art, Eugster || Belgrade, Norrköping Light Festival, La Maison des Arts Brussels, MMSU Rijeka, Škuc Gallery, among others.