A contemporary artist of international significance, Adrian Paci (Albanian born, 1969) gained recognition in Europe during the 1990s, with increasing visibility in the States beginning in 2005. Trained as a painter, Paci’s practice now extends to include videos, sculptures, photography, and installations. His contemplative works address themes of displacement, memory, preservation of the past, as well as cultural exchange.
Albanian Stories (video still), 1997, Adrian Paci, Albanian, b. 1969, Digital video disc, 7 minutes, Courtesy of the artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York. © Adrian Paci.