BEKIM HASAJ

Born in Bajram Curri, Albania, 1990 _ Currently based in Malax, Finland

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

2010 - 2014 _ Bachelor degree in Painting from Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan (Italy), obtained a score of 110/110, with the thesis Tutte le facce dell’Io. Skills in visual arts, art history and painting.

2005 - 2009 _ Diploma from J. Misja High School of Art, Tirana (Albania), obtained a score of 10/10 in Painting.

GRANTS

 

- Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet ( SÖS) _ promotion through exhibitions and events of Scanning Landscape, project, 2021-2022;

- Vaasa City Cultural Grant _ realization of an art piece linked to the recycling of books from Lafkan antique book shop, 2021

- Svenska Kulturfonden _ realization of an art piece linked to the recycling of books from Lafkan antique book shop, 2021;

- Svenska Kulturfonden _ scolarship, personal art project Scanning Landscape, 2021;

- Svenska Kulturfonden _ art exhibitions projects at Black Box Genesis art space, 2020;

- Vaasa City Cultural Grant _ got for Black Box Genesis art space, 2020.

HONOURS AND AWARDS

- Selected for VIZart International Biennale 2019 of Self-portrait entitled Who I am, Tirana, Albania;

- CCSA (under 35) open call _ with the art group La Faretra, we won the open call by Crema Municipality (Italy, 2019), presented the art project: Terminal - a contemporary reflection inspired by Leonardo da Vinci;

- The Art of Shining _ finalist of the competition organized by Red Bull in collaboration with Bobino Club (Milan, Italy, 2014);

- Paolina Brugnatelli Art Prize _ finalist with the partecipation in the group exhibition (Milan, 2011).

EXHIBITIONS

Personal Exhibitions:

- Challanging the Support at G.A.P.-Globe Art Point (Helsinki, Finland, November-December 2021);

Untitled at Black Box Genesis art space (Vaasa, Finland, April-May 2019).

Group Exhibitions:

- Upcoming exhibition at Makers' Gallery, Vaasa (December 2021);

- Konstrundan 2021 _ online exhibition Virtual Walls? Virtual Murals¿ by Black Box Genesis / Mural Rural Artists’ exhibition and Open Studio at Malakta art Factory (Malax, Finland, September 2021);

- Wasa Future Festival, black box genesis team exhibition about upcoming mural pinting Click (Vaasa, Finland, August 2021);

- Mural Rural exhibition, group exhibition at Malakta gallery (Malax, Finland, May 2021);

- The Body Lenguage, Itsliquid Group, at The ROOM Contemporary Art Space and Palazzo Albrizzi Capello (Venice, Italy, March 2021);

- Konstrundan 2020 (also online exhibition) at Black Box Genesis (Vaasa, Finland, September 2020)/ Group exhibition at Malakta art Factory (Malax, Finland, September 2020);

- Wall Mania at Black Box Genesis art space (Vaasa, Finalnd, 2020);

- Terminal at Sale Agello (Crema, Italy, December 2019);

- Who I Am, VIZart International Biennal 2019 of Self-portrait at National Historical Museum (Tirana, Albania, September 2019);

Konstrundan 2019 at Malakta art Factory and started a new mural painting inside the building (Malax, Finland, September 2019);

- Participation in Swiss Art Expo 2019 art fair (Zurich, Switzerland, August 2019);

- Terminal, una riflessione contemporanea ispirata a Leonardo da Vinci at Spazio d’arte Tribasso-Looking for Art (Milan,Italy, July 2019) and at Sala Bergognone (Nerviano, Italy, May 2019);

- Sussurri, Racconti Dal Contemporaneo at Villa Rusconi (Rescaldina, Italy, February 2019);

- Le Forme Dell'Uomo at Casa delle Artiste (Milan, Italy, November 2018);

- Il Bestiario di Brera at Villa Adele (San Vittore Olona, Italy, October 2018);

- Le Bestie di Brera at Sala Birolli (Verona, Italy, September 2018);

- Participation in the exhibition for the art prize Paolina Brugnatelli, Brera Academy of Fine Art, (Milano, 2011).

COLLABORATIONS projects

- Click _ mural painting for WIC-Wasa Innovation Center (Vaasa, Finland, August-September 2021);

- Mural Rural Festival 2021 _ selected artist for Mural Rural by Malakta rf ry (autumn 2020, postpone on spring 2021);

- Vaasa Arts Night 2020 _ mural painting for Vaasa Arts Night 30° anniversary (August 2020);

- Vaasa Arts Night 2019 _ art installation Glitch - sorry, there is interference (Finland, August 2019);

- Burning Art Festival 2018 _ performance Deep Smoke at Malkta Art Factory (Malax, Finland, September 2018);

- Vaasa Arts Night 2018 _ performance Living Painting at Black Box Genesis art space and on the streets ( Vaasa, Finland, August 2018);

- Mural paintings for Canottieri Milano sports center (Milan, Italy, summer 2016);

- Participation as fine art student in the workshop about Breraten - Quaderno Di Appunti Visivi by Barbara Vistarini ( Milan, Italy, 2015);

- Realization and installation of two public artworks for the municipality (Buccinasco, Italy, 2014 - 2015);

- Creation of sacred painting La Madre Nostra in collaboration with Fondazione Michetti and the Academy of Fine Art of Brera. The work was painted to replace a work stolen in the church of St. Antonio da Padova, in Francavilla al Mare (Italy, 2013-2014).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Globe Art Point exhibition archive (17th December 2021);

- interview and article about Mural Rural Festival artists by Another Scratch In The Wall (Milan, Italy, 31st August 2021);

- interview and article by Luca Curci, Itsliquid Group (Venice, Italy, 8th April 2021);

- interview and photo documentation about Mural Rural for Vaasa Museum Archive by Silvia Rinne (Vaasa, Finland, May 2021);

- interview and photo documentation about the Mural for Vaasa Arts Night 2020 for Vaasa Museum Archive by Silvia Rinne (Vaasa, Finland, September 2020);

- participation in the television program, workshop and interview for Yle Strömsö ( Finland, October 2020);

- interview, article and video documentation by Vaasa City cultural department, about the Mural for Vaasa Arts Night 2020 ( Vaasa, Finland, 1st September 2020);

- radio interview and article by Yle cultural section ( Vaasa, Ostrobothnia, Finland, 31st July 2020);

- Who I Am, VIZart International Biennale 2019 of Self-portrait catalog (Tirana, Albania, September 2019);

- video documentation by Crem@online and article by Cultura Crema about Terminal - una riflessione ispirata a Leonardo da Vinci group exhibition( Crema, Italy, December 2019);

- interview and article for the blog/emerging section of The Bow - Art Communicator ( Italy, 8th August 2018).

ARTIST TALKS AND WORKSHOP

Artist Talk _ I had three meetings with the students of Vasa övningsskola, to talk about the mural commissioned by the city of Vaasa to celebrate the Arts Night anniversary (Vaasa, September 2020);

- Monotype online Workshop for Art Saturday at Malakta (May 2020);

- Handmade Paper Workshop for Art Saturday at Malakta (December 2019);

- Artist Talk at Malakta Art Factory (June 2019).

ORGANIZATIONS

February 2021 - Present _ Full Member of G.A.P. - Globe Art Point ry (Finland);

January 2021 - Present _ Client of Kuvasto ry Visual Arts' Copyright Society (Finland);

May 2019 - Present _ Board Member for Malakta art factory ry/rf (Malax, Finland).

WORK EXPERIENCE

​• October 2021 - Present _ Art Course at Malakta (Malax, Finalnd);

​• August 2021 - Present _ Co-manager of Black Box Genesis art space (online and pop-up events).

• May 2018 - Present _ Founder of Black Box Genesis.

• April 2020 - August 2021 _ Co-Director and Artists Coordinator of Mural Rural Festival for Malakta ry/rf  (Malax, Finland).

• June 2018 - July 2021 _Co-manager of Black Box Genesis art space (Vaasa, Finland).

• September 2020 Guest Artist in Yle Strömsö for an episode on the monotype technique (Vaasa, Finland).

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• July / August 2020 _ Mural Painting in collaboration with Vaasa City for a mural grented by Bröderna Gröndahls Stiftelse - Veljekset Gröndahlin Säätiö sr (Vaasa, Finland).

• 2010 - 2017 _ Freelance Visual Artist, 360 Decor-Art (Milan, Italy).

• 2016 _ Mural paintings for Canottieri Milano sports center (Milan, Italy).

• 2014 - 2015 _ Realization and installation of two Public Artworks for the municipality (Buccinasco, Italy).

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• 2015 _ Assistant for David Tremlett during a site specific artwork at Zazà Ramen (Milan, Italy).

• 2014 _ Preparation of the space dedicated to Remo Salvadori in the T-Rame art exhibition at the Triennale di Milano ( Milan, Italy).

• 2011-2014 _ Assistant for Remo Salvadori (Milan, Italy).

G.A.P Window
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Konstrundan 2021
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Mural Rural Exhibition
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The Body Language 2021
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Konstrundan 2020
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Wall Mania
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Terminal
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Who I am
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Konstrundan 2019
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Night of Arts 2019
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ARTBOX Projects
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ARTBOX Projects
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Terminal, una riflessione contemporanea ispirata a Leonardo da Vinci
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Terminal, una riflessione contemporanea ispirata a Leonardo da Vinci
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notte dell'arte 2
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Untitled
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Sussuri - racconti dal contemporano
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Le Forme dell'uomo
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Il Bestiario di Brera
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Le Bestie di Brera
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