Leonard QYLAFI is an Albanian contemporary artist (b 1980) working in different mediums such as; video, photography, music and painting. He lives and works in Tirana /Albania


1999 – 2003: MFA – Atelier of painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Tirana/Albania

Solo exhibitions:

2017 – Representing Albania at the 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

"Occurrence in Present Tense", curated by Vanessa Joan Müller.

2016 – "IMAGERY", Zeta Gallery, Tirana/Albania

2013 - “Museum of Nature” at Zeta Gallery / Tirana/Albania

Group exhibitions:

2019 Déjeuner avec Marubi / Videos aus Albanien 8-9 March at Belvedere21 Vienna

2017- 23rd International Onufri Prize , "Ou fil du Temps", curated by Gaetano Centrone at the National Gallery of Arts / Tirana

2016 - ALBANIE, 1207 KM EST, curated by: Jean-Roch Bouiller

MuCEM-Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille/France

- “The Presence of Absence, or the Catastrophe Theory”, curated by Cathryn Drake. 19 May-19 June at IZOLYATSIA foundation Kiev/Ukraine

2015 - ACAS – Albanian Contemporary Artist Salon

Organized by French Embassy in colaboration with The Albanian Ministry of Culture

The National Historic Museum, Tirana, Albania

2014 - October Salon 55th “Disappearing Things”

Curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Vanesa Muller

Belgrade City Museum , Belgrade/Serbia

2012 - “Flying” Curated by Christoph Tannert and Ulrich Schreiber,

Kunstlerhaus Bethainen, Berlin/Germany

- “Concrete in Common” Kunst Raum Riehen Basel/Switzerland

- SUPERMARKET Art fair Stockholm /Sweden

2011 - Wiew to the Lichthof- Eastern European video art

MODEM Museum for Modern and Contemporary Arts


- OPENING What are we dealing with?

TiranaEkspres – alternative art space


- What Happened to the General? Curated by Edi Muka,

TICA – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art.

FAP Gallery,Tirana/Albania

2010 - “Albania in Backlight”, ArtPoint Gallery Kulturkontakt and

“Eyes On” Art Fair Vienna/Austia

Vidéo’Val - Festival d’art vidéo à l’université Paris-Est Créteil Paris/France

- The Culture Lobby - an archive of cultural memory

organized by KIOSK ngo


2009 - Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial TICAB 3-rd episode

Curated by, STEALTH.unlimited ,Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen


2008 - Bjcm- XIII Biennal of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean,


- “My space“ Zeta Gallery Titana/Albania & Haus am Lutzowplatz,


- Artist in residency exhibition,Art Point Gallery KulturKontaktAustria,


- “ARDHJE “Award TICA -Tirana institute of contemporary art


2007 - “Everything we want to know, but did not dear to ask “Tirana/Albania

- “VAD International video and digital art festival 07“ Gerona/Spain

2006 - “ Saze on tour “ , Mariakapel Gallery, Hoorn/Netherlands

- “ Looking for Video art “, Small Gallery, Tirana/Albania

- “ AMC Prize for Contemporary Art “,ETC Gallery Tirana/Albania

- “ Tirana-Transfer“ Kunsthalle , Karlsruhe /Germany.

2003 - International Prize “Onufri 03” , National Gallery of Art, Tirana/Albania

“Ashamed to be Happy “, Small Gallery, Tirana/Albania

Prizes & Awards

Nominated for the-Visual artist of the year 2008 by KULT Academy Albania

Winner of ARDHJE award 2008 . Jury members Roberto Pinto, Celia Prado, Gezim Qendro

Finalist of video art section, VAD International video and digital art festival 07 “Gerona/Spain

Artist in Residency programs

2009 - ISCP New York /SHBA

2008 - Kulturkontakt Austria, Vienna/Austria

2007 - TICA -Tirana institute of contemporary art Tirana/Albania

2005 - 2006 -NIFCA -Nordic Institute of contemporary Art, West Balkan Air program