Jury of the Competition Film - Short Film: Erzen Shkololli
Erzen Shkololli was born in Pejë, Kosovo, in 1976 and lives and works in Prishtina. Through his work, Shkololli strives to re-enact traditional ceremonies and utilize local rituals and folklore to draw attention to socio-political situations, while insinuating contemporary symbols and disillusion.
Shkololli is also well known as an active mediator and organizer of the inter- and intra-cultural dialogue between Kosovo and the international art world, as well as within Kosovo itself. Since 2003 he has been a member of the European Cultural Parliament.
Shkololli’s work has appeared in exhibitions at significant European museums such as the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Tate Modern in London and MUMOK, Vienna.
He was awarded the DAAD Fellowship in Berlin 2008/09 and Premio Michetti Prize of the Fondazion Michetti di Francavilla al Mare in 2001.
Shkolollli has been commissioned to create new works for the Folkestone Triennial 2011 curated by Andrea Schliekerone, as part of the most ambitious public art projects ever to be presented in the UK.