Lori Lako (Pogradec, Albania 1991) studied Visual Arts and New Expressive Languages at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich. After completing his studies, he decided to continue his work in the Tuscan capital.
His artistic research reflects on the condition of postmodern man—overexposed to images and messages that hinder his ability to decode the world, access historical memory, and listen to the self. Albania, his country of origin, is often present in his work, both in the form of architecture that speaks of territories lacking in identify and functionality, and through the representation of chaos, the suggestion and poetry of a country in transition. Exhibitions of his work include: And whatever I do will become forever what I have done, Museo Novecento, Florence (2019); Screen to screen; review on the film and experimental video in Italy and Albania, Black box, Tirana (2018); The sea is far, though my tears are salty, Galeria and Arteve Shkoder (2018), These lights will be served at night, Le Murate / Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Florence (2017); TU 35 Expanded, Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art, Prato (2017); Downside-up, Tirana Art Lab, Tirana (2016); It was apparently peaceful, Careof, Milan (2016); Piazza dell’Immaginario, Dryphoto Contemporary Art, Prato (2016); New Masaccio Cinema, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno (2014); Far from where, Lessful, Lanfranco Baldi Foundation, Pelago (2013). Residences include: La Cura, Manifattura Tabacchi Florence (2018); Who cares about art ?, Art House Shkoder (2018); Nobody’s body, Spazio K (Prato 2017); The Subtle Urgencies, City of Art / Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (2017); Prato-Sarajevo Art Invasion, Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato (2014).