H e l i d o n   X h i x h a

Artist Helidon Xhixha

Artist’s Biography

1970
Born: Durres, Albania.

1998
He won a scholarship to attend a specialization course at Kingston University in London, UK.

1999
He graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, Italy.

2003
He won the first prize at the second edition of the Gemine Muse Young Artists in Italian Museums.

2009
He received the Lifetime Achievement Award – the Ninth Edition of the National Art award by the City of Novara, Italy.

2013
His artwork “Monolite d’Acciaio” was included in the permanent collection of the National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, Milan, Italy.

2015
He exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale.

2016
He won the medal for Best Installation at Somerset House in London for his monumental sculpture “Bliss”.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
Helidon Xhixha: In Ordine Sparso, Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy curated by Diego Giolitti and Dr. Eike Schmidt

2016
Shining Rock, Pietrasanta, Forte dei Marmi, Lido di Camaiore, Italy curated by Luca Beatrice
Refractive Vibes, ContiniArtUK, London, UK
Captured Radiance, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Action And Thought, Royal Palace Turin, Italy

2015
Helidon Xhixha, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Fashion and Art, La Tenda Experience, Expo Milano 2015, Via Solferino, Milano, Italy
Nutrirsi d’Arte, Banca Mediolanum, Padua, Italy
Art and Jewellery, Villa Passalacqua, Como, Italy
Expo Arte Italiana, Villa Bagatti Valsecchi, Varedo, Italy

2014
Mostra di Sculpture, Palazzo Mantegazza, Lugano, Switzerland
Helidon Xhixha at Art Wynwood, Lausberg Contemporary, Miami, Florida, USA
Sculpting Light, Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany
A Light in the Space, Houses of Art Gallery, Marbella, Spain
A Light in the Space, Art Southampton, Lausberg Contemporary, Southampton, New York, USA

2013
Echo Brickell, Miami, USA
ARTISSIMA, Gallery on the Move, Turin, Italy
International Art Fair Vienna, Gallery on the Move, Vienna, Austria
Les Arts dans l’habitation, Continental Art Gallery, Port de Plaisance, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
Contemporary Art at Its Best, Houses of Art Marbella, Marbella, Spain
Art and Design, ESPACE Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
The Moulding Power of Light, La Galerie Nationale, Design Days Dubai; Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Energia dell’Acciaio attraverso l’Arte, National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Italy
Light in Miami, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
20 Anni di Electronic Art Café, performance curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, Bologna, Italy

2012
Sculpting Declinations, Fienil Arte Cultural Association, Pietrasanta, Italy
MiART, Spirale Milano, Milano, Italy

2011
ART Verona, Spirale Milano, Verona, Italy
Lampi di Luce in Città, Marco Monti Art Gallery, Monza, Italy
Lampi di Luce in Città—Una città Museo, Municipality of Monza, Spirale Milano, Monza, Italy
Thunder Lights in the City, Monza, Italy
Summer Show, Houses of Art, Marbella Club Hotel, Marbella, Spain
Villa Durazzo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova, Italy
The Moulding Power of Light, ExConvento S. Lucia e Agata, Matera, Italy
Helidon Xhixha, Marina di Varazze, Varazze, Italy
Plasmare la Forma attraverso la Luce, Progetto Artevita, Matera, Italy
The Solo Project, De Primi Fine Art Gallery, St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland
Modellare la Luce attraverso l’Acciaia, Museum of Villa Durazzo, S.M. Ligure, Italy

2010
Light as steel, Como, Italy
Leggero Come l’Acciaio, Mazzoleni Art Gallery, Bergamo, Italy
Wood and Steel, The Wood Museum, Riva 1920, Cantù, Como, Italy
Mazzoleni Art Gallery, Forte Village Resort, Sardinie, Italy
Il peso del Palio, Banca di Legnano, Legnano, Italy
Energie, Museo Magi 900, Bologna, Italy
Helidon Xhixha Personal Exhibition, Colonna del Grillo, Castelmonastero, Siena, Italy

2009
Leggero come l’Acciaio, Galleria ComoArte, Como, Italy

2008
Tu vuoi essere Attore…o comparsa?, Barclays Premier, Spirale Milano, Milan, Italy
Energy, Urban installations, Palazzo Melchionni, Alessandria, Italy

2006
Urban installations, Novara, Italy
Helidon Xhixha Personal Exhibition, Questura di Novara, Novara, Italy

2005
Testa di Cavallo, Al Halamen Roundabout Novara, Italy

2004
Luce, New Art Gallery, Borgomanero, Italy

2003
Horses, personal exhibition, Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Selected Museums and Public Installations

Albania
“Riflessi di storia”, Presidential Palace, Tirana

Germany
“Renaissance of Towers”, STARK The Transformer Station Umbolt, Kopenhagener Strasse, Berlin (Travelling Exhibition)

Italyn
“Oceano”, Parco Internazionale della Scultura, Marina di Pietrasanta, Lucca, Italy
“Monolite d’acciaio”, National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Milan
“Suono d’acciaio”, The Violin Museum, Stradivari Foundation, Cremona
Palazzo della Ragione, Milan
“Via Acquaviva”, Zona Porto Canale, Cremona
Palazzo della Provincia, Bergamo
“Renaissance of Towers”, Piazza Alessandro Volta , Como (Travelling Exhibition)
“Renaissance of Towers”, Piazza de’ Rucellai, Florence (Travelling Exhibition)
“Renaissance of Towers”, Piazza Vigili del Fuoco; Milan (Travelling Exhibition)
“Renaissance of Towers”, Piazza IV Novembre, Legnano (Travelling Exhibition)
“Renaissance of Towers”, Provincial Authorities Building, Via Torquato Tasso, Bergamo (Travelling Exhibition)
“Renaissance of Towers”, Cornice Venice International Art Fair, Venice (Travelling Exhibition)
“Renaissance of Towers” Corso Umberto I, lakeside; Stresa (VB) (Travelling Exhibition)
Piazza Fire Department, Milan
Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence
Piazza El Alamein, Giulio Cesare project, Novara
“Airone”, Fountain, Piazza Magnani Ricotti, Novara
“Testa di cavallo”, Piazza El Alamein, Novara
Ferrari factory, Maranello (Mo)
Corso Umberto I, Stresa
Piazza Marinone, Mosezzo San Pietro, Italy Martyrs Square of Liberty, Banca Popolare di Intra, Novara
“Everlasting”, La Porta di Milano, Terminal 1, Malpensa Airport, Milan
“Waterfalls”, Giuseppe Bussolin Square, Padua
“Lighted Runways”, Terminal 1, Malpensa Airport, Milan
“Iceberg”, Venice Biennale, San Servolo Island, Venice
“The Four Elements”, Venice Biennale, San Servolo Island, Venice
“Pillars of Light”, Venice Biennale, San Servolo Island, Venice
“Riflessi dal cielo”, Lombardy Regional Government Building, Milan
“Light Collision”, Lombardy Regional Government Building, Milan
“The Coil”, Arvedi Steel Plant, Via Acquaviva 18, Zona Porto Canale, Cremona
“Steel and Kauri”, Riva 1920, The Museum of Wood, Via Milano 110, Cantu
“Light and Shade”, Gemine Muse, Young Artists in Italian Museums, Novara
“Cavallino Rampante”, Ferrari Factory; Maranello
Bas-relief, Piazza Marinone, San Pietro Mosezzo (NO)
“Horses”, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, Banca Popolare di Intra, Novara

France
“Seahorse”, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Côte d’Azur

Monaco
“Vela”, New Yacht Club de Monaco, Quai Louise II

Switzerland
“Mantegazza” Palazzo Mantegazza, Riva Paradiso, Lugano
“Riflessi Lunari”, Helsinn Healthcare SA, Pazzallo
“The Three Monoliths”, Montanstahl Factory, Via Gerrette, Stabio

UAE
“Elliptical Light”, Grand Hotel Melia, Port Rashid, Dubai

USA
“Endless Melody”, Melody Tower, Miami, Florida
“The Wall”, Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida
“The Mirror”, Miami, Florida
“Thunder Light”, St. Regis Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour, Florida
“Oceano”, Muse Sunny Isles Sales Gallery, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Echo Brickell, Miami, Florida

 

Awards

Public Medal for best installation at Somerset House for the London Design Biennale
Naples Cultural Classic Award
Lifetime Achievement Award, Ninth Edition of the National Art Award, City of Novara, Italy
First Prize for “Light and Shade,” Second Edition of the “Gemine Muse Young Artists in Italian Museums,” Novara, under the patronage of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and in collaboration with Gai (Young Italian Artists) and CIDAC Association (City of Art and Culture)
First Prize, 2 nd of the Gemine Muse Young Artists in Italian Museums, Novara

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Made In Forte 1.0: Percorsi di Luci, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
Beirut Art Fair, ContiniArtUK, Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Centre Down Town, Beirut, Lebanon

2016
London Design Biennale 2016, London, UK
Colour and Matter, Promenade du Port, Porto Cervo, Italy
ArtGeneve, Gallery on the Move, Palaexpo; Geneva, Switzerland
WOP, Lugano, Switzerland

2015
56th Venice Biennale, Syrian Pavilion, San Servolo island, Venice, Italy
Art Miami, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, Florida, USA
Rosenbaum Contemporary, Bal Harbour, Florida, USA
International Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA
Art Wynwood, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Miami, Florida, USA
Stemperando, International Biennial of Artworks on Paper; Turin, Italy
Art Stage Singapore, Contini Art UK, Convention Centre; Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Breaking Through—Miami, St. Regis Bal Harbour; Bal Harbour, Florida
Artissima, International Fair of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy
Acquaè, Venice 2015, Venice Pavillion, Expo 2015, Milan, Italy
Hymn to Life, The Prize Mother Teresa of Calcutta, USA Pavilion, Expo 2015; Milan, Italy
Vicenza Oro, Monolite d’acciaio, Vicenza, Italy
Art Market Budapest, Millenaris Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary
Art Southampton, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Southampton, New York, USA
Art Brussels, Gallery on the Move, Brussels, Belgium
Art Cologne, Gallery on the Move, Cologne, Germany
From Enlightenment to Light, Miami Country Day School, Miami, Florida, USA
Art in the Park, Muse Sunny Isles, Collins Avenue; Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, USA

2014
Art Stage Singapore, ContiniArtUK, Singapore, Malaysia
Mese della Cultura e della Lingua Italiana, Collective Exhibition of Italian Contemporary Artists, Yacht Club of Monaco, Monaco
Yachting and Art, Continental Art Fair Gallery; Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France
“All about these…Ladies and Gentlemen,” video screening, Co-Pilot project, Istanbul, Turkey
MiART, Gallery on the Move; Milan, Italy
At a Glance, Galerie Lausberg, Cologne, Germany
Art Cologne, Gallery on the Move, Cologne, Germany
Art Miami, Galerie Lausberg, Miami, Florida
Arte Verona, Gallery on the Move; Verona, Italy

2013
ArtMonaco, Grimaldi Forum, Principality of Monaco
Art Monaco, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery; Monte Carlo, Monaco
Light in Paris, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
Design Day, Dubai, UAE
Light in Miami, Bayfront Park, Miami, USA
Electronic Art Café, Space Thank goodness, Bologna, Italy
First Friday Art Walk, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery; Miami, Florida, USA

2012
Naturalmente, Italy-China Biennial, Monza, Italy
Declinations plastics, Fienilarte, Pietrasanta, Italy
AD – The House of the Italians, Fair Milan City, Milan, Italy
MiArt, Milan, Italy
Art Verona, Spirale Milano; Verona, Italy
Gateway of Light, 30 Years of Style, The Anniversary of AD Magazine, Milan, Italy

2011
Gallery Marco Monti, Monza, Italy
Flashes of light in the city, Monza, Italy
House of Art Marbella, Marbella, Spain
Shaping the form through light, Saint Lucia and Agatha convent, Matera, Italy
The Solo Project, Art Basel, Switzerland
Art Paris, De Primi Fine Art Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Strappi, Graffi e Bagliori, Galleria Mondo Arte, Milan, Italy
MiArt, Spirale Milano, Milan, Italy
Art Monaco, Galleria Ferrari, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
Tra le Briccole di Venezia, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, IMM Cologne Germany, Cologne, Germany
Tra le Briccole di Venezia, Museum of Applied Arts (MAKK), Cologne, Germany

2010
IULM Open Air, IULM University, Milan, Italy
The Weight of the Palio, Banca di Legnano, Legnano, Italy
Energie Museum Magi’900, Pieve di Cento, Italy
Triennial Art Exhibition, Palace of the Arts, Milan, Italy
10th Edition National Art Prize City of Novara, Orta San Giulio, Italy
The Present and the Future, Manoir de Cologny, Place du Manoir; Geneva, Switzerland
Arte Verona, Galleria Ferrari, Verona, Italy
Chiedimi il Rosso, Overlook Centro d’Arte, Pistoia, Italy
Riflessi in Laguna, Le briccole di Venezia, Riva 1920, Venezia, Italy
Openspace, IULM University, Milan, Italy
Riflessi in Laguna, Le briccole di Venezia, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Triennale di Milano; Milan, Italy
MiArt, Spirale Milano; Milan, Italy

2009
Bau 2009, Munich, Germany
Luxury on the Lake, Galleria la Perla, Cernobbio, Como, Italy
From Columbus to Columbus, Sala Verdi, Conservatorio di Milano, Fondazione UECO; Milan, Italy
Ninth Edition of National Prize for Sculpture and Paintings, City of Novara, Salone Arengo, Palazzo Borletto, Novara, Italy
Art Verona, Spirale Milano, Verona, Italy
Blue Note, Emma Re’s Concert, Milan, Italy
Steel Walls, Salusperaquam XLVIII Fuorisalone del Mobile, Milan, Italy
MiArt, Spirale Milano, Milan, Italy
Renaissance of Towers, Progetto MIRAGGI, Piazza Vigili del Fuoco, Milan, Italy
Steel Walls, BAU International Fair for Architecture, Materials, Systems; Monaco

2008
YOU want to be … Actor or appearance?, Barclays Premier, Milan, Italy
Stark, The Humboldt Transformer Station, Berlin, Germany
ARTOUR-O MUST, International Culture Hall, Yiwu, China
ARTOUR-O MUST, Grand Hotel Minerva, Piazza S. Maria Novella, Florence, Italy
Il Lusso delle Opere di Helidon Xhixha, Bespoke, Fair of Luxury, Ex Palazzo del Ghiaccio; Milan, Italy
Arte Verona, Spirale Milano, Verona, Italy
ArteForte, Spirale Milano, Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy
Il Lago in Mostra: Passato, Presente e Futuro dell’Arte, Pallanza Villa Giulia, Verbania, Italy

2007
Frame Paint, Venice, Italy

2002
Salone Arengo di Palazzo Borletto, Novara, Italy
Luci ed Ombre, Galleria Magenta, Via Roma, Milan, Italy

2001
Agora Gallery, New York, USA
One Company Brain, Think Finance, Milan, Italy
Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, Italy
Sculpture contest, Open Air Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2000
Opened Factories, Procos Spa, Cameri, Italy
Naked for the summer, Art and Culture, Milan, Italy
Black Health Gallery, London, UK
Mulino Vecchio di Bellinzago, Parco Piemontese del Ticino; Bellinzago Novarese, Italy

1999
United States of America Consulate General, Milan, Italy
Kingston University, London, UK

1998
USA, Milan, Italy
Kingston University, London, UK

1997
Sforzesco Castle, Galliate, Italy

1996
Brera Laboratory of Modern and Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy

1989
Gallery of Figurative Art, Durres, Albania
National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania

 

Selected Publications

Exhibition Catalogue 2016. Helidon Xhixha: Refractive Vibes. Essays by Richard Cork. London, UK.
Exhibition Catalogue 2016. Helidon Xhixha: Shining Rock. Essays by Luca Beatrice. Pietrasanta, Italy.
Exhibition Catalogue 2015. All the world’s Futures, Venice Biennale 2015. Venice, Italy.
Badellino, Enrico. 2009. Helidon Xhixha: leggero come l’acciaio. Milano: Skira.
Poli, Francesco. 2011. Helidon Xhixha: plasmare la forma attraverso la luce. [Poggibonsi] (Siena): C. Cambi.