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Edi Rama

"Rama’s involvement in politics absorbs him in the realm of the everyday; and at the same time, precisely by virtue of this absorption, he is liberated to make these drawings…There are two ways of describing what he is doing. ‘Doodles’  is the wrong term. Drawings they certainly are, but, like a saxophonist’s, these are true improvisations." 
Michael Fried, Edi Rama & Anri Sala: Inversion, Musée D’art Contemporain de Montréal

"What do we see when we are put in Rama’s seat of automatic creation? That in fact his drawing is the opposite of absentmindedness – it is the embodiment of present-mindedness."
Anri Sala
            
Edi Rama (1964, Tirana) lives and works in Tirana. A former professor of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and author of several books, his works have been exhibited in numerous solo, two-person or group exhibitions including at the New Museum, New York (2016), the São Paulo Biennial (1994), Haus der Kunst, Munich (2004), the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010), the Musée D’art contemporain de Montréal (2011), and the Tophane-i Amire Culture and Art Center, Istanbul (2015). Edi Rama became mayor of Tirana in 2000 and was elected Prime Minister of Albania in September 2013.

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Edi Rama

Exhibition catalog of Edi Rama , IKASD Istanbul Interculutral Art Dialogue Association, curated by Best Gürsu, edited by Güniz Özsüt, 2011

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Edi Rama

Edi Rama,  Edited by Anri Sala

JRP | Ringier, 2013

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Edi Rama, Untitled, 1 August 2016, 2016 
Mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm

Edi Rama, Untitled, 1 August 2016, 2016
Mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm

Edi Rama, Untitled, 20 February 2017, 2017 
Mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm

Edi Rama, Untitled, 20 February 2017, 2017
Mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm

Edi Rama, Untitled, 2016 
Mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm

Edi Rama, Untitled, 2016
Mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm

Edi Rama, Untitled, 2016 
Mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm

Edi Rama, Untitled, 2016
Mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm

Edi Rama, Wallpaper, 2017 
Exhibition view ‘Viva Arte Viva’ at the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2017

Edi Rama, Wallpaper, 2017
Exhibition view ‘Viva Arte Viva’ at the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2017

Edi Rama, Wallpaper, 2017 
​Exhibition view ‘Viva Arte Viva’ at the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2017

Edi Rama, Wallpaper, 2017
​Exhibition view ‘Viva Arte Viva’ at the 57th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2017

Edi Rama 
Exhibition view at Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy, 2016

Edi Rama
Exhibition view at Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy, 2016

Edi Rama 
​Exhibition view at Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy, 2016

Edi Rama
​Exhibition view at Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy, 2016

Edi Rama, Tirana Project | Video by Anri Sala 
Exhibition view at Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy, 2016

Edi Rama, Tirana Project | Video by Anri Sala
Exhibition view at Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy, 2016

Still form the Video “Dammi i Colori” (2003) by Anri Sala, 
showing painted facades in Tirana, Project by Edi Rama as Mayor of the Town, Albania, 2003

Still form the Video “Dammi i Colori” (2003) by Anri Sala,
showing painted facades in Tirana, Project by Edi Rama as Mayor of the Town, Albania, 2003

Still form the Video “Dammi i Colori” (2003) by Anri Sala, 
showing painted facades in Tirana, Project by Edi Rama as Mayor of the Town, Albania, 2003

Still form the Video “Dammi i Colori” (2003) by Anri Sala,
showing painted facades in Tirana, Project by Edi Rama as Mayor of the Town, Albania, 2003

Still form the Video “Dammi i Colori” (2003) by Anri Sala, 
showing painted facades in Tirana, Project by Edi Rama as Mayor of the Town, Albania, 2003

Still form the Video “Dammi i Colori” (2003) by Anri Sala,
showing painted facades in Tirana, Project by Edi Rama as Mayor of the Town, Albania, 2003

Edi Rama, Untitled, 24 January 2017, 2017 
mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm

Edi Rama, Untitled, 24 January 2017, 2017
mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm

Edi Rama, Untitled, 21 März 2017, 2017 
Mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm

Edi Rama, Untitled, 21 März 2017, 2017
Mixed media, 29,7 x 21 cm