Manifesta 14

22 July, 2022 – 30 October 2022
Prishtina, Kosovo

Artists: Petrit Abazi, Piers Greville & Stanislava Pinchuk; Astronomy Club of Kosova; Bora Baboci; Valentina Bonizzi; Anna Bromley; Luz Broto; Lee Bul; Lúa Coderch; Ilir Dalipi; Yael Davids; Cevdet Erek; ETEA; Jakup Ferri; Foundation 17; Núria Güell; Driton Hairedini; Artan Hairullahu; Laureta Hairullahu; Petrit Halilaj; Flaka Haliti; Haveit Collective; Roni Horn; Malinda Hoxha; Astrit Ismaili; Fitore Isufi Shukriu – Koja; Hristina Ivanoska; Emily Jacir; Sejla Kameric; Antoneta Kastrati; Doruntina Kastrati; Genti Korini; Argjirè Krasniqi; Edona Kryeziu; Katalin Ladik; Brilant Milazimi; Hana Miletic; Alketa Xhafa Mripa; Alban Muja; Sami Mustafa; Silvi Naci; Natasha Nedelkova; Tuan Andrew Nguyen; Vigan Nimani; Christian Nyampeta; Adrian Paci; Marubi National Museum of Photography; Pykè Presje; Lala Rascic; raumlaborberlin; Alicia Rogalska; RomaMoMa with Farija Mehmeti; Ugo Rondinone; Sahei Rahal; Nusret Salihamixhigi; Oral History Initiative/Secondary Archive; Sekhmet Institute; Selma Selman; Driton Selmani; Abi Shehu; Chiharu Shiota; Speculative Tourism; Starry Skies of Humanity; Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle; StoryLab; tamtam; Miryana Todorova; Vangjush Vellahu; Alije Vokshi; Werker Collective; Sislej Xhafa; YII Xhaferi; Miki Yui

Curator: Catherine Nichols

Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, changes location every two years. Founded in the early 1990s, Manifesta rethinks the relation between culture and civic society, investigating and instigating positive social change through contemporary culture in response to, and in close dialogue with, the social sphere of the Host City and its communities. Manifesta has consistently chosen unexpected host locations that reflect Europe’s ever-changing DNA to shed light on a world defined by changing ethical and aesthetic imperatives. Manifesta, as a recurring event, has transformed itself into a multilayered and inclusive instrument of civic engagement projects.

In 2022, Manifesta 14 Prishtina will take place in Prishtina, Kosovo. Manifesta 14 aims to support the citizens of Kosovo in their ambition to reclaim public space and to rewrite the future of their capital as an open-minded metropolis in the Balkans and in Europe through the development of a new cultural institution.

With a radically local approach, the programme is informed by extensive pre-biennial research. This research identified the key concerns for the Prishtina community, and how Manifesta could best address them through their artistic and urbanistic programme.

Under the title It matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories otherwise, Manifesta 14 Prishtina’s artistic programme takes up the challenge of exploring collective storytelling. The artistic programme presents over 100 participants, 37% of whom are from Kosovo and a further 23% from the Western Balkans region. Centring around a new permanent cultural institution, the Centre for Narrative Practice, the former Brick Factory, the National Gallery of Kosovo and the Grand Hotel Prishtina the programme kicks off on the 22nd of July and includes exhibitions, performances and interventions.


Work on view at Manifesta 14: Conflict Syntax, 2017.