stories #1

Pergamalis, Golden Corner, Photo: Adrian Paci
Pergamalis, Golden Corner, Photo: Adrian Paci
Pergamalis, Golden Corner, Photo: Adrian Paci

Stories is a research and development fund with which we want to respond to and record stories from Tavros, an area formed by waves of migration, with small scale industries, a neighbourhood where green open spaces can still be found and the horizon can still sometimes be seen.

Adrian Paci has been invited to Tavros for preliminary research as part of our Stories programme.

Adrian Paci (born in 1969 in Shkoder, Albania) studied painting at the Academy of Art of Tirana. In 1997 he moved to Milan where he lives and works. Throughout his career he held numerous solo shows in various international institutions such as: Natiolan Gallery of Art, Tirana ( 2019), Krems Kunsthalle ( 2019), Museo Novecento, Florence ( 2017); MAC, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (2014); Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea – PAC, Milan (2014); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2013); National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina (2012); Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich (2010); Bloomberg Space, London (2010); The Center for Contemporary Art – CCA, Tel Aviv (2009); Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund (2007); MoMA PS1, New York (2006) and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2005). 
Amongst the various group shows, Adrian Paci’s work has also been featured in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2014); in the 48th and the 51st edition of the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (respectively in 1999 and 2005); in the 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006); in the 15th Quadriennale di Roma, where he won first prize (2008); in the Biennale de Lyon (2009); and in the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013).

His works are in numerous public and private collections including Metropolitan Museum, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, MAXXI, Rome, Fundacio Caixa, Barcelona, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, UBS Art Collection, London, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, New York Public Library, New York, Solomon Guggenheim Foundation, New York, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle,

Adrian Paci teaches painting and visual art at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti NABA, Milan. He has been a teaching art classes at Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti, Bergamo, 2002-2006, IUAV, Venice 2003-2015 and has been giving lectures and workshops in many Universities, Art Academies and 

Adrian Paci will be visiting and working at TAVROS from 5 till 10 March. 

STORIES is a research and development fund which came out of a series of conversations on cinema and its desire for narratives in collaboration with Faliro House.

At the center of our lives are stories: sharing, listening, narrating, performing them, making sense of our lives. Stories keep us nourished, draw us backwards, move us forwards, help us imagine new worlds. Stories are as important as those who tell them, the people and their voices around us; and there are many, which often go unheard.   

We are particularly interested in the stories of Tavros, as a neighborhood where movements and migrations have created promising intersections, where corporations look over urban wastelands, where you feel time is still there to be given and it feels many stories have yet to be told. We are committed to listening to people and the tales they tell – whether they are epic yarns, politically poignant, quiet whispers, personal agonies or the everyday.