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 unclear values.
He is the author of four personal exhibitions: “Reality Dreamers”, FAB gallery, Tirana, Albania, 2012. “Oxymoron”, Lokal-int gallery, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland 2012. “I am the river”, Beton 7 gallery, Athens, Greece and Miza Gallery, Tirana, Albania, 2013.
Kaso has been awarded for the experimentation in graphic style “Balkanima” 2005, “AMC” award as the best Albanian contemporary artist 2007, audience award “TIFF” 2009, award for the best image in “Anifest ROZAFA” 2010, best Albanian animated movie award “Albanian Film Festival” 2012, audience award in “DocuTIFF” 2015.
He lives in Tirana and works as a lecturer at the University of Arts of Tirana.