Ilir Kaso was born in 1982 in Përmet. He graduated in 2005 from the Academy of Arts in Tirana.
He is a multimedia artist, refining his own visual and conceptual vocabulary that emerged
through his focus on a triangle in between art, anthropology and activism. For Kaso, the
introspective experience of labor becomes both his process and his subject. His creativity is
merely a continuous bridge towards the “small” family world and the big consumers one of
He lives in Tirana and works as a lecturer at the University of Arts of Tirana.
2001-2005 Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Tirana, Albania
2017 Even the gods die, Fab Galley, Tirana, Albania
2017 What were you doing when the dictator died, Zeta Gallery, Tirana, Albania
2013 I am the river, Miza Gallery, Tirana, Albania
2013 I am the river, Beton 7, Athens, Greece
2012 Oxymoron, Lokal-Int, Biel-Bienn, Switzerland
2012 Reality dreamers, Fab Gallery, Tirana, Albania
2017 Earth, curated by Edison Çeraj, Fab Gallery, Tirana, Albania.
2017 It looks like, curated by Edison Çeraj, Zeta Gallery, Tirana, Albania.
2016 Albania, 1207 Km East, curated by Jean-Roch Bouiller, Museum MuCem Marseille, France.
2016 The Whale That Was a Submarine, curated by Julia Fabényi, Borbála Kálmán, Péter Fitz, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
2015 THIS IS NOT A PALM TREE, curated by Annika Hirsekorn, Neurotitan gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2015 ACAS- Albanian Contemporary Art Salon , Selection Jury by Christine Macel, Alicia Knock, Saâdane Afif, Historic Museum, Tirana, Albania.
2016 Muslim Mulliqi Price, National Gallery, Pristina, Kosovo.
2016 What we belive – Migration solution, curated by Majlinda Kelmendi, Qahili Gallery, Pristina, Kosovo.
2015 Coexistence - For a new Adriatic koinè, curated by Antonio Frugis, Museo Pino Pscali, Polignano a Mare, Puglia, Italy www.museopinopascali.it
2015 Coexistence - For a new Adriatic koinè, curated by Martino Scavezzon, Magazzino del sale nr.3, Venezia, Veneto, Italy.
2014 Coexistence - For a new Adriatic koinè, curated by Marinilde Giannandrea and Ksenija Orelj, Muzej Moderne, Rijeka, Croatia.
2014 Coexistence - For a new Adriatic koinè, curated by Maria Paola Spinelli and Boris Abramovic, National Art Gallery, Cetinje, Montenegro.
2014 Coexistence - For a new Adriatic koinè, curated by Roberto Lacarbonara, Pjeter Guralumi, Vladimir Myrtezai (Grosha), Cultural Center Piramida, Tirana, Albania
2014 paMUR, curated by Vladimir Myrtezai (Grosha), National Museum of History, Tirana, Albania.
2013 Udhet, curated by Ermir Hoxhaq, “Fab” Gallery, University of Arts, Tirana, Albania.
2013 Poétique du Temps, curated by Anne Jean-Richard, Martigny, Switzerland.
2012 Concrete Mushroom, Kunstraum Riehen, Basel, Switzerland.
2012 D case, curated by Ardian Isufi, Hekla Center, Tirana Albania
2012 Udha, curated by Suzana Varvarica Kuka, Tirana, Albania.
2011 Guri Madhi Price, curated by Suzana Varvarica Kuka, Korca, Albania.
2011 My Odisea, Hekla center, curated by Ardian Isufi, Tirana, Albania.
2011 Fototage, “Journées photographiques de Bienne”, curated by Hélène Joye-Cagnard and Catherine Kohler, Bile, Switzerland, www.jouph.ch
2011 Ardhje, organized by Tika, curated by Tina Finnäs, Tirana, Albania.
2010 Council of Ministers of Culture of South East Europe, Cetinje, Montenegro.
2009 White Night, curated by Marijeta Sidovski, Skopje, Macedonia.
2009 Photograph colony, organisated by Tyrksoy and Tica, Samsun Turkey.
2008 The different reality, Curated by Genc Mulliqi, Little gallery, Tirana, Albania.
2007 TELL a STORY, FAP gallery, winner of the AMC prize for the contemporary art, Tirana, Albania.
2006 Kolonia Stari Most, Bijelo-Polje, Montenegro.
2006 Ekspo Art Tirana, curated by Ardian Isufi, Tirana, Albania.
2005 Marubi 2005, curated by Albes Fusha, Tirana, Albania.
2003 Gallery in cooperation, Padua, Italy.
2002 3d International Triennial of Graphics, Istanbul, Turkey.
2001 4th International Biennale, Szczecin, Poland.
2013 International jury member in ANIBAR, International Animation Festival, Peja, Kosovo.
2011 Balkan Snapshots Festival, Kriterion, Amsterdam, Holland.
2011 "Dokufest", Prizren, Kosovo.
2010 1st Edition on “Albanian Film Festival” Skopje, Macedonia.
2010 1st Edition on “AniFest ROZAFA”(International Children’s Animation Film Festival) Shkodra, Albania, Winner of “BEST IMAGE”
2009 7th Edition on “TIFF 2009” (Tirana International Film Festival) Tirana, Albania, Director, scripter, animator of the animation movie “ THE CAMION”. Winner of “PUBLIK AWARD”
2006 7th International Film Festival “Maremetraggio 2006”, Trieste, Italy. www.maremetraggio.com
2005 International Film Festival of the Animated Movies, “Animateka 2005” Ljubljana, Slovenia. www.animatekafestival.org
2005 3rd Edition on “TIFF 2005” (Tirana International Film Festival) Tirana, Albania. www.tiranafilmfest.com
2005 2nd edition of the International Festival of animated movies “Ballkanima 2005” Beograd, Serbia, (2005-2006). Winner of the “Special Diploma” for experimental in graphic and drawing animation. www.balkanima.org
2015 AUDIENCE AWARD, DocuTIFF
2012 BEST ANIMATION FILM, Albania Film Festival
2010 BEST IMAGE, AniFest Rozafa
2009 PUBLIC AWARD, TIFF
2007 Best Contemporary Artist, AMC
2005 SPECIAL DIPLOMA, Ballkanima
2016 LAV, Laboratory of Visual Anthropology, Doku Fest, Prizren, Kosovo
2014 “Border Crossings” Conference, A World in Flux: Globalizing Flows, Local and Regional Responses and Anthropological Reflections, May 2014, Belgrade, Serbia.
2013 Member of Advisory Committee in ANIMART - Experiential Art School, Monodendri, Joaninna, Greece.
2013 8th Konitsas Sumer School in Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans. University of Ioannina, Greece. Organiser of the project Crossing Borders.
2012 7th Konitsas Sumer School in Anthropology, Ethnography and Comparative Folklore of the Balkans. University of Ioannina, Greece.
2011 Individual Utopias Now and Then, workshop, Memory revived, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina.
2011 Who is afraid of the big bad crises, workshop, Skopje, Macedonia.
2006 Currently, Lecturer in Fine Arts department, University of Arts, Tirana, Albania.