Recorded Memories

A series of photographs

Fani Zguro: “UNTITLED is a series of photographs showing my father when he was young. On each of these photographs the face of the person standing right next to him has been made unrecognisable. These men were all detained later. If these photographs had fallen into the wrong hands, and the men on the photographs had been identified, this could have harmed my father. There was a sort of unwritten law: one could keep all of one’s photographs … as long as one rubbed out the faces of particular people.”


Fani Zguro
Born 1977 in Tirana, Albania; lives in Berlin, Germany

Zguro studied at the Università degli Studi in 2012 and 2013, and at the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan from 1998 to 2002. He established the Gallery On The Move in Tirana, as well as the Tirana Art Center. He worked as an independent curator for the National Gallery of Arts Tirana in 2004 and 2005.

Solo exhibitions:
Fani Zguro, The Promenade Gallery, Vlora, Albania, 2010. Passengers, Atelier Pier, La Générale en Manufacture, Paris, France, 2009. Girls, Victims, Spy, Police, Gestapo, Soldiers, Men, Valenzuela Klenner Gallery, Bogotà, Colombia, 2009. Tyson vs Lewis (kuratiert von / curated by Luca Legnani), Università di Bocconi, Milan, Italy, 2002

Group exhibitions:
Coordinate Ellitiche (kuratiert von / curated by Bruno Muzzolini), Careof, Milan, Italy, 2012. The Last Book (ein Projekt von / a project by Luis Camnitzer), New York Public Library, New York, USA, 2011. Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Germany, 2010. Police the Police (kuratiert von / curated by Mica Gherghescu), 4th Edition of the Young Artists Biennial, Bucharest, Romania, 2010. Liquid Cities – Video Art & Architecture, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia, 2009