RU by Petrit Halilaj
In March 2017 the New Museum and Kvadrat announced a three-year partnership focused on supporting the realisation of ambitious new works by emerging artists who have not yet had a significant exhibition in New York or in the rest of the US. RU by Petrit Halilaj is the first of three commissioned installations that are developed within this partnership.
Petrit Halilaj (b. 1986, Kostërrc, Skenderaj-Kosovo) often uses his own biography as a point of departure for his works, incorporating materials from his native Kosovo, and using drawing, text and video to create ambitious spatial installations through which he translates personal relationships into sculptural forms.