Edi Rama

The artwork of the Albanian artist and prime minister Edi Rama is inseparable from his political career. During telephone conferences and meetings he draws and paints on governmental correspondences and time schedules, producing a vivid and abstract journal of political life.

"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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