Flaka Haliti was born in 1982 in Prishtina, and currently lives and works in Munich. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Prishtina University in 2006. Between 2008 and 2013, Haliti continued her education at the Städelschule Frankfurt am Main and completed a PhD-in-Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions including Museum of Modern Art, Vienna (MUMOK); Castile-Leon Museum of Contemporary Art (MUSAC); ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe; 54th October Salon, Belgrade; Gallery Martin Janda, Vienna; Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt; Kosovo National Gallery, Prishtina; Brussels Biennial 1; Stacion Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Vienna Fair; Artist Run Sweden Art Fair, Stockholm; Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad; SpaPort Biennial, Sarajevo; Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade; and Portikus, Frankfurt am Main.
Flaka Haliti’s artistic practice includes mixed media, sculpture and spatial installation with a decidedly site-specific approach. Appropriation and re-arrangement are continuous lines in her works, whereby new aesthetic patterns are created. Haliti emphasizes altered perceptions on a visual level, as well as in conceptual methods to engage in political reflections and geopolitical preoccupations.
Haliti represented Kosovo at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) in an exhibition curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport of the Republic of Kosovo. She is a winner of the Muslim Mulliqi Prize 2014, organized by the National Gallery of Kosovo, and recipient of the Henkel Art.Award (2013), granted in cooperation with Museum of Modern Art Vienna and KulturKontakt Austria. She was nominated for the 54th October Salon Prize, Belgrade in 2013 and received First Prize Agriculture and Banking (2009), organized by Städelschule and Rentenbank.