Edi Hila. Painter of transformation

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The National Gallery of Arts in Tirana presents the retrospective of the Albanian painter Edi Hila.

Edi Hila was born in Shkodër in 1944 and works in Tirana. He is affiliated with the Tirana Academy of Fine Arts, where he is an influential teacher. Educated in Shkodër, a city with its beginnings in the ancient world, Hila has always had access to the roots of classical culture.

He primarily creates series treating a selected theme over several paintings. The most important of Hila’s series include Paradox (2000–2005), Relations (2002–2014), Threat (2003–2009), Roadside Objects (2007–2010), Penthouses (2013), Martyrs of the Nation Boulevard (2015) and A Tent on the Roof of the Car (2017). The realism of his painting is distinct, based on careful observation of detail, which he exploits to convey the psychological truth of the observed phenomenon.

The exhibition is organised in Cooperation with Kontakt Art Collection.


  • Kathrin Rhomberg, Erzen Shkololli, Joanna Mytkowska

Opening hours

  • Wednesday–Sunday 10:00–6:00 pm
  • Monday and Tuesday closed

Cover photo: Edi Hila, Witness (from the series “A Tent on the Roof of a Car”), 2017 Courtesy: Kontakt Art Collection