Edson Luli was born in Shkoder (Albania) in 1989, lives and works in Milan. Luli is graduated in New Technologies of Art (BA) and in Cinema and Video (MA) at Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan.
Luli has participated in L’Arte nei Pixel, Videoart & Arte Contemporanea, Lucca Film Festival, Lucca, 2018; This Exhibition Will Have a Title Soon (solo show), Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milano, 2017; Watch the Line While Crossing, Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Lucca, 2017; Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, Tirana and Durres, 2017; Media Art Festival, MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2017; 22nd International Onufri Prize – Stranger than Kindness, National Art Gallery, Tirana, 2016; Tirana Film Festival, Tirana, 2016; Fuori Visioni – Contemporary Art Festival, Piacenza, 2016; Talking About, MM XI, National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtine, 2016; Combat Prize, Museum G. Fattori, Livorno, 2016; Milano Film Festival, Milan, 2015; Future Identities, Laura Haber Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2015; The rhythm of art lies somewhere in between, Bienal del Fin del Mundo IV, Chile, 2015; Hybrid Identities, Contemporary Venice, Palazzo Flangini, Venice, 2014; Pamur, Visual Arts Festival, Tirana, 2014.
Luli’s work is a continuous investigation about the existence of the being and its relation to the environment, especially man-made. The way we behave within the spaces of everyday life can be thought as the essence of our presence in the world. But what happens when we start observing it? The role of the artist, for Luli, is the one of the activator of perception, floating between philosophical, psychoanalytical, scientific methods of observation. By offering to the audience a participative type of gaze, he proposes, through his practice, the contingency of the geography of the real and the virtual self.