Petrit Halilaj

Petrit Halilaj (1986, Kostërrc, Kosovo) understands exhibitions as a way to alter the course of personal and collective histories, creating complex worlds that claim space for freedom, desire, intimacy, and identity. His work is deeply connected to the recent history of his native country Kosovo and the consequences of cultural and political tensions in the region, which he often takes as a starting point for igniting countercurrent poetics for the future. Rooted in his biography, the projects encompass a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, painting, text, and performance. Often incorporating materials from Kosovo and manifesting as ambitious spatial installations, his work transposes personal relationships, places, and people into sculptural forms. Halilaj’s practice can be seen as a playful and, at times, irreverent attempt to resist oppressive politics and social norms towards an untamed celebration of all forms of connectedness and freedom.

In April 2024 Halilaj presented a site-specific installation for the Met Rooftop Garden Commission in New York. In November 2023, the exhibition Petrit Halilaj: Runik opened at Tamayo Museum, Mexico, and since December 2023 his work is on view at the NGV Triennial in Melbourne, Australia. In 2022 he took part in Manifesta 14 in Pristina, Kosovo with a large-scale public art work that is now on permanent display in the city. In 2021, Tate St Ives presented his solo exhibition Very volcanic over this green feather. Halilaj represented Kosovo at its first national pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. 

Halilaj held solo exhibitions at the Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden; Tate St Ives, UK; Palacio de Cristal, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; New Museum, New York; Fondazione Merz, Turin; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern; Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn; Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris; the National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina; Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen; Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon; and WIELS, Brussels, among others. His work was shown in group exhibitions at the 15th Lyon Biennale; the Louisiana Museum in Denmark; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection, Venice; NEON, Mykonos, Greece; and the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, among others.

He received the Kunstpreis Berlin from the Akademie der Künste in 2023 and was honored with the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) in 2018. In 2017, he earned both the Mario Merz Prize and a special mention from the jury at the 57th Venice Biennale. Prior to these, he completed the MAK-Schindler Scholarship Program at the Mackey Apartments in Los Angeles in 2016, and participated in residencies at Villa Romana (Florence, 2014) and Fürstenberg Contemporary (Heiligenberg, 2012).

Halilaj studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Art in Milan. He is currently a professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, France, together with his partner and frequent artistic collaborator, Álvaro Urbano. He is a member of the Akademie der Künste der Welt.

He lives and works between Germany, Kosovo and Italy.

Collections: Tate Collection, London; Art Collection of the United States Ambassy Pristina, Kosovo; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; MCA, Chicago; Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary – TBA21, Madrid; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin, Galerie Lafayette, Paris; University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago; Nomas Foundation, Rome; LaM – Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider ArtFürstenberg Contemporary Collection, Donaueschingen; Ettore Fico Foundation, Turin; Sammlung Telekom Deutschland, Lohmar; Lewben Art Foundation, Lithuania; Bundeskunstsammlung, The Federal Collection of Contemporary Art of the Federal Republic of Germany; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Colección Jumex, Mexico City;  FRAC Champagne-Ardenne / Regional Funds for Contemporary Art; FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais; Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel, Mexico; Kunstsammlung des Deutschen Bundestages, Berlin; By Art Matters, Hangzhou.


Grants – Prizes

Mario Merz Prize

Blau Orange 2010 – shortlist Simon Denny, Petrit Halilaj, Klara Liden, Nora Schultz


Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF), Washington D.C.

MAK-Schindler Scholarship Program at the Mackey Apartments, Los Angeles

Villa Romana, Florence

Fürstenberg, Donaueschingen

Solo Exhibitions

When the sun goes away we paint the sky, Merian Basel, Basel
The Roof Garden Commission: Petrit Halilaj, Abetare, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork

Petrit Halilaj. Runik, Curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Very volcanic over this green feather, UBS Art Studio, Art Basel
Histoires inachevées / Unfinished Histories, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva

La Collection, Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, Villeneuve-d’Ascq
you used to fly, go everywhere and wake up those who are asleep, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

Very volcanic over this green feather, curated by Anne Barlow, Tate St Ives, Cornwall

To a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love, Palacio de Cristal, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid

Shkrepëtima, Fondazione Merz, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, Turin
Hammer Projects: Petrit Halilaj, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
ShkrepëtimaPaul Klee Zentrum, Bern
Shkrepëtima, Performance, Runik, Kosovo

RU, curated by Helga Christoffersen, New Museum, New York
ABETARE (Fluturat), Kamel Mennour, Paris
Do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!?, Kamel Mennour, London

Space Shuttle in the Garden, Hangar Bicocca, curated by Roberta Tenconi, Milan
ABETARE, Kölnischer Kunstverein, curated by Moritz Wesseler and Carla Donauer, Cologne
She fully turning around became terrestrial, Bundeskunsthalle, curated by Rein Wolfs, Bonn

Yes but the sea is attached to the earth and it never floats around in space. The stars would turn off and what about my planet?, Kamel Mennour, Paris
of course blue affects my way of shitting, Chert, Berlin
Darling squeeze the button and remove my memory, Galeria e Arteve e Kosovës, Prishtina
I’m hungry to keep you close. I want to find the words to resist but in the end there is a locked sphere. The funny thing is that you’re not here, nothing is, Kunshalle Lissabon, Lisbon

July 14th?, Foundation d’Enterprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris
I’m hungry to keep you close. I want to find the words to resist but in the end there is a locked sphere. The funny thing is that you’re not here, nothing is, Kosovo Pavillion, Venice Biennale, curated by Kathrin Rhomberg, commissioned by Erzen Shkololli, Arsenale, Venice
Poisoned by men in need of some love, curated by Elena Filipovic, WIELS Contemporary Art Center, Brussels
Petrit Halilaj, Tongewölbe T25, Ingolstadt

Who does the earth belong to while painting the wind?!, curated by Giovanni Carmine, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen

Petrit Halilaj, curated by Veit Loers, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
Kostërrc (CH), Statements, Art Basel , with Chert, Berlin

Back to the Future, curated by Albert Heta, Stacion, Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Kosovo.
Petrit Halilaj, solo exhibition, Chert, Berlin.

Shote Galica, Scuola Elementare, curated by Behlul Spahiu, Runik-Kosovo

Group Exhibitions

The Bird Show. Vögel zwischen Freiheit, Kreis & Quantenmechanik, Eres-Stiftung Kunst I Wissenschaft, Munich
Italia 70 – I Nuovi Mostri (The New Monsters), Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan
We Move As A Murmuration, Timespan – Heritage & Arts Society, Helmsdale
Sounds like a Whisper (Poetically Political), Curated by Galina Dimitrova and Ariel Reichman, City Art Gallery Sofia, Bulgaria
Performer and Participant, Tate Modern, London

In the Garden, Curated by Magnolia de la Garza and Taiyana Pimentel, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey
COSMOS The Volcano Lover, Curated by Sonia D’Alto, Villa Olmo, Como
Hope, Museion Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano
The Way We Are, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
My Demons My Angels, ChertLüdde, Berlin
#nichtmuedewerden – Felix Nussbaum und Künstlerischer Widerstand heute eine umfassende Ausstellung realisieren, Museumsquartier Osnabrück, Osnabruck
nEYEYEght, curated by Valentinas Klimašauskas, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon
Thus waves come in pairs, curated by Barbara Casavecchia, Ocean Space, Venice
Lo que pesa una cabeza, TEA, Tenerife

Wie geht es jetzt weiter? Zwölf Erzählungen aktueller Kunst aus Spanien / Y ahora ¿hacia dónde vamos? Doce historias del arte contemporáneo español / Where will we go from here? Twelve stories told by contemporary artists from Spain, curated by Ana Ara and Rosa Ferré, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Manifesta 14: It matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories otherwise, curated by Catherine Nichols,Manifesta 14 Prishtina, Kosovo
Macht! Licht!, curated by Andreas Beitin and Holger Broeker, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
ADJUSTABLE MONUMENTS, Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf
Die Blüten von Berlin, ChertLüdde, Berlin

TREMBLEMENTS, curated by Célia Bernasconi, Villa Paloma, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco
13th Kaunas Biennial, curated by Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Kaunas
The point of sculpture, curated by David Bestué, in collaboration with Martina Millà, Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
Mother!, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark and Kunsthalle Mannheim
Yes to All, K60, Wilhem Hallen, Berlin
In the Pupil of the Panther, curated by Magnus af Petersens, Lundskonsthall, Lund
Flowers in Art, Arken Museum, Copenhagen
How Long is Now?, curated by Orly Rabi and Mira Lapidot The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Autostrada Biennale, curated by Övül Ö. Durmosoğlu and Joanna Warsza, National Library, Phrishtina
EVROVIZION Crossing Stories and Spaces, travelling exhibition, organised by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), curated by Sabina Klemm and Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Historijski Muzej Bosne i Hercegovine, Sarajevo, different locations
Diversity/United. Contemporary Art of Europe. Moscow. Berlin., Tempelhof, Berlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Jardin Secret, curated by Noam Alon, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris

17th Rome Quadrennial, curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
The Conference of the Animals, curated by Ulrike Müller and Amy Zion, Queens Museum, New York
Biennale Gherdëina 7, curated by Adam Budak, Dolomites, Ortisei, South Tyrol, Italy
Studio Berlin, A cooperation between Boros and Berghain, Berghain, Berlin

You, works from the collection Lafayette Anticipations, curated by Anne Dressen, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Infancy and History, curated by Andris Brinkmanis, Paolo Caffoni and Yin Shuai, OCAT Institute, Beijing
THE GARDEN BRIDGE, curated by Kinderhook & Caracas, Brücke Museum, Berlin
A Shiver in Search of a Spine, Arario Gallery, Samcheong, Korea
Homeless Souls, curated by Marie Laurberg, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
15th Lyon Biennale, Lyon
The Palace at 4 A.M., curated by Elina Kountouri and Iwona Blazwick, Archeological Museum of Mykonos, Mykonos
Wege zur Welt – Sammlung Hildebrand, curated by Anka Ziefer, G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig

New Materialism, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
CHILDHOOD. Another Banana Day for the Perfect Fish, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
THAT’S IT!, MAMbo – Sala delle Ciminiere, Bologna
When Animal Talked to Human, Traversia Cuarto, Madrid
Friend of a Friend, ChertLüdde hosted by Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw
Una vida doméstica – A Domestic Life, Curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy, Curated Sector at Salón Acme, Mexico City

Mit den Händen zu greifen und doch nicht zu fassen, Kunsthalle Mainz
Art and Alphabet, Curated by Brigitte Kölle, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
FIAC, ChertLüdde
Friends of Birds, Curated by Jeanne Barral, DOC!, Paris
Viva Arte Viva, Curated by Christine Macel, 57th Biennale di Venezia
Mario Merz Prize, Fondazione Merz, Turin
An ear, severed, listens, ChertLüdde, Berlin
Exhibition Fellows – Final Projects: Group XLII, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles

Artissima, ChertLüdde
Animality, Marian Goodman Gallery, Curated by Jens Hoffmann, London
To Walk a Line, at Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln for PLURIVESALE V
Group presentation at Artissima, Turin
The Distance of a Day: New in Contemporary Art, curated by Rita Kersting, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Triennale Fellbach, Curated by Susanne Gaensheimer, Co-Curator Anna Goetz, Alte Kelter Fellbach
Par tibi, Roma, nihil, Curated by Raffaella Frascarelli, Palatin Hill, Rome
SUPER SUPERSTUDIO,  Co-curated by Andreas Angelidakis, Vittorio Pizzigoni and Valter Scelsi, PAC-Pavilion of Contemporary Art, Milan

Alfred Jarry Archipelago: ‘HA ‘HA, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, Museo Marino Marini, Florence
Appearance & Essence – Timișoara Art Encounters 1st Edition, Curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher, Art Encounters Foundation, Timisoara
Florenz Contemporary, Italian Embassy in Berlin, Berlin
Thirty one, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Petrit Halilaj, National Gallery of Kosovo, Kosovo
What’s Love Gotta Do With It, S.A.L.T.S., Switzerland
Trouble in Paradise, curated by Rein Wolfs, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
Slip of the Tongue, curated by Caroline Bourgeois and Danh Vo, Punta della Dogana, Venice

Shit and Die, Palazzo Cavour, curated by Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben and Marta Papini, Turin
Fragile Sense of Hope, Telekom Collection, curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher, me Collectors Room, Berlin
Artists’ Artists, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Fieldworks: Animal Habitats in Contemporary Art, curated by Chris Clarke, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, CorkVilla Romana-Preisträger 2014, Villa Romana, Florence

Editionshow, Chert, Berlin
Zweiter Streich, Fürstenberg Zeitgenössisch, Donaueschingen.
SUPER Visions – Zeichnen und Sein, curated by Stefanie Heckmann, Museum Schloss Moyland, Moyland

Fuoriclasse – 20 years of Italian Art in the class of Alberto Garutti, curated by Luca Cerizza, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan
Focus, Frieze art fair, with Chert Berlin
It doesn’t always have to be beautiful, unless it’s beautiful, Muslim Mulliqi prize, The National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina
New Public, curated by Rein Wolfs, Museion, Bolzano
Lost and Found, curated by Isabel Devriendt, Wilfried Huet, Dirk Engelen, Stella Lohaus. ERROR ONE, Antwerp
30 Künstler/30 Räume, curated by Kathleen Rahn, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, Nuremberg

Temporaneo, organized by IMF Foundation and Nomas Foundation, Auditorium, Rome
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands, curated by Scott C. Weaver, RaebervonStenglin, Zurich
Ernste Tiere: Petrit Halilaj, Judith Hopf, Bedwyr Williams, curated by Christina Végh Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Ostalgia, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, New Museum, New York
Based in Berlin, curated by Angelique Campens, Fredi Fischli, Magdalena Magiera, Jakob Schillinger, and Scott Cameron Weaver, Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin
Struktur & Organismus, with Max Frey, Tue Greenfort, Petrit Halilaj, Rita Vitorelli, curated by Stefan Tasch, Marillenhof – Destillerie Kausl, Austria
You don’t love me anymore, curated by Katja Schroeder, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

Maladresses ou La Figure de l’idiot, curated by Fanny Gonella, The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris
Drinnen & Draussen, Chert, Berlin
6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, curated by Kathrin Rhomberg, KW, Berlin
Petrit Halilaj, Heike Kabisch, Carla Scott Fullerton, Berlin–Paris Exchange, Galerie Carlos Cardenas, Paris with Chert, Berlin

Melancholy of Compassion, curated by Melih Gorgun, Siemens Gallery, Istanbul
Time Machine, curated by Vlado Velkov, Kunstverein Arnsberg

The Lamb’s Mother in the Creche?, Chert, Berlin
Art is my Playground, Tershane, Istanbul

Mediterraneo Contemporaneo, curated by Antonio d’Avossa, Castello Aragonese, Taranto
Corpo Urbano, De Portesio, curated by di Bruno Muzzolini, Roberta Baldaro, Massimo Rossi, Fondazione Cominelli, Brescia
Wireless, curated by Alessandro Mancassola and Bruno Muzzolini, Unorossodue
Migre, curated by Katia Anguelova and Alessandra Poggianti, Careof, Milano
Open Air, curated by Marinella Paderni and Isotta Saccani, Orto Botanico, Parma

Bambini Di Kukes, organized by Dr. Poli Giacomo, Palazzo Municipale di Cremona
Kosove 1999, organized by Ymer Metalia, I° Premio Galleria d’Arte, Lezhe–Albania

Bibliography – Selected Articles

“Petrit Halilaj, Metropolitan Museum review — friendly neighbourhood spider sculpture” by Ariella Budick, Financial Times, 7 May 2024, online.
“An Artist From Kosovo Takes Flight: After a childhood marked by war and exile, Petrit Halilaj has become one of his generation’s great talents” by Jason Farago, The New York Times, 5 May 2024, online.
“On the Met Roof, Skywriting His Way to Freedom” by Holland Cotter, The New York Times, 1 May 2024, online.
“The Menagerie,” Vogue, March 2024, p 214-220.
“Petrit Halilaj Dreams Big for a Radically Different Mexico Museum Show” by Alex Greenberger, ARTNews, February 8, 2024, online.

“Met Announces 2024 Art Commissions” by Zachary Small, The New York Times, 29 November 2023, online
“Petrit Halilaj: Unfinished Histories” by Kristen Knupp, Art Vista, 31 May 2023, online
“Beyond Catastrophe: The Delicate Poetics of the Climate Crisis” by Evan Moffitt, ArtReview, 8 August 2023, online

“Collective Dream and Practice: Three Artists at Manifesta 14” by Robert Preece, Sculpture Magazine, 21 September 2022, Online
“At Manifesta 14, Stars Reach Down to Earth” by Mirela Baciak, Ocula, 7 September 2022
“Kosovo Capital Hosts European Nomadic Biennale Manifesta” By Xhorxhina Bami, Balkan Insight, 11 August 2022, Online
“Manifesta 14 reinvigorates neglected spaces in Kosovo’s capital” on The Economist, 29 July 2022, Online
“Manifesta 14: an unflinching look at Kosovo’s fraught history and ambitious future” by Hili Person, Wallpaper Magazine, 31 July 2022, Online
“Manifesta 14: ‘It matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories otherwise’” by Cathryn Drake, Art-Agenda, July 29 2022, Online
“‘Evidence’ at Mercer Union” by Gabrielle Moser, ArtForum, June, 2022
“Manifesta 14 Hits the Mark With a Show that Probes Kosovo’s Turbulent Past and It’s Asymmetrical Power Relations With the E.U.” by Hettie Judah, ArtNet, 26 July 2022
“Small stories make big nests – a portrait of artist Petrit Halilaj” by Maisa Imamović, Metropolis M, 9 August 2022, Online
“Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano with Annette Frick: Die Blüten von Berlin” by Mitch Speed, ArtReview, vol 74, no 5, Summer 2022
“Als wir Blüten sahen” by Brigitte Werneburg, Taz, 25 April 2022, online
“Confetti am Boden” by Nicola Kuhn, 19 March 2022, Tagesspiegel, online
“Der Gespräch der Blüten” by Ulrike Borowczyk, Berliner Morgenpost, 18 March 2022
“Die Galerie ChertLüdde ist bei Deko Behrendt gezogen” by Dirk Krampit, B.Z., 18 March 2022, online

“Finding truth amid memories of a war zone” by Alex Marshall, New York Times International, 9 November 2021.
“A War Zone Was His Canvas” by Alex Marshall, New York Times US, 8 November 2021.
“Flight Fantasies Mark Godfrey on the Art of Petrit Halilaj” by Mark Godfrey, on Artforum, November 2021.
“Petrit Halilaj: ‘I started to live with fear on a dailybasis’” by Claire Armitstead, on The Guardian, 1 November 2021.
“Petrit Halilaj reflects on trauma and hope at Tate St Ives” by TF Chan on Wallpaper, 8 October 2021, online.
“Autostrada Biennale im Kosovo Neue Wege” on Monopol, 03.08.2021, online.
“Rome’s Quadriennale: An Act of Love for a Mutant World” by Mariacarla Molè on ArtReview, 16 February 2021, online.

“Esta es la Historia de las Flores Gigantes del Palacio de Cristal” by Tom C. Avendaño, on ICON DESIGN by El Pais, n°8, November 2020, pp.88-93.
“A Giant Nest Petrit Halilaj “To a Raven and Hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of human love” at Palacio de Crystal”, Interview by Juan José Santos with Petrit Halilaj, Spike Art Magazine #65, Autumn 2020,  pp.150-151.
“El arte me golpeó con la misma fuerza que la guerra” by Luisa Espino, on El Mundo-El Cultural, 17 July 2020, pp. 6-7.
“El vergel interior de un artista” by Silvia Hernando, on El País, 17 July 2020.

“KOSTERRC (CH) by artist Petrit Halilaj” by Sokol Ferizi, on Stillpoint, September 2019, online
“Living Archaeology – Petrit Halilaj talks with Heddie Judah about butterflies, the politicisation of artefacts and the lost cultural history of his Kosovar home city”, Petrit Halilaj interviewed by Heddie Judah on Frieze, March 2019

“Shkrepëtima!” by Leonardo Bigazzi on Flash Art, December 2018
“I luoghi utopici” by Vincenzo Latronico on Flash Art, December 2018
“Ahead of Artissima – Your Guide to the Best Shows in Turin”, by Barbara Casavecchia on Frieze, 30 October 2018
“In Turin spürt PETRIT HALILAJ der verlorenen Heimat hat” by Jens Hinrichsen on Monopol, October 2018
“Stories from the ruins” by Anya Harrison on BLOU IN Modern Painters, October 2018
“Halilaj, il Kosovo è un sogno multietnico” by Fabio Bozzato on Il Venerdì, October 2018
“Petrit Halilaj The Lightning” by Elise Lammer on L’Officiel, Fall 2018
“The little revolution of Runik” by Cristina Marí on kosovotwopointzero, July 2018

“Petrit Halilaj’s presents a major project at the New Museum” on domusweb, October 2017
“Petrit Halilaj – NEW MUSEUM” by Ida Panicelli on Artforum, September 2017
“9 Breakout Artists from the Venice Biennale” by Marina Garcia-Vasquez on Vice, August 2017
“Petrit Halilaj alla Biennale d’Arte di Venezia” by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi on L’Uomo Vogue, May 2017

“Petrit Halilaj – Space Shuttle in the Garden at HangarBicocca”, Mousse, 2016
“Petrit Halilaj all’Hangar Bicocca”, Juliet Art Magazine, February 2016
“Halilaj: Che borghesi queste galline!”, Sole 24 ore, February 2016
“Una casa volante per polli astronauti”, Il Giornale dell’Arte, January 2016

“Artist’s Diary: Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano, ATP DIARY, July 2015
“Alte Meister, Von Neuen Geliebt”, Monopol, pp. 38, issue #06/2015, June 2015
“No More Trauma, but a Long Journey for Homeland: On the Art of Kosovan Artist Petrit Halilaj”, by Yunnia Yang, Art Collection+Design, Taiwan, February 2015, pp. 124-129

“Best of 2014” selected by Maurizio Cattelan, ARTFORUM, December 2014
“Petrit Halilaj”, by Barbara Casavecchia, ArtReview, January, February 2014

“Le mejor de 2013 – Petrit Halilaj selected by Danh Vo”, Código Magazine, issue #78, December 2013
“Agenda: Petrit Halilaj at WIELS”, Babara Casavecchia, Mousse, issue no. 40, November 2013
“Highlights: Petrit Halilaj”, Elena Filipovic, Kaleidoscope, issue 18, Summer 2013
“Kosovo Historienspiel”, Birgit Sonna, Art Das Kunstmagazin, June 2013
“Papier erobert den Raum”, Susanne Schreiber, Handelsblatt, March 2013
“Kosovo: Première Vénitiene”, Beaux Arts Magazine, February 2013

Review of the exhibition “Who does the earth belong to while painting the wind?!”, Marco Tagliafierro, Artforum, November 2012
“‘Who does the earth belong to while painting the wind?!’ Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen.,” Aoife Rosenmeyer, Art Review, n0. 62 / October 2012
“Petrit Halilaj’s new project for Kunsthalle St. Gallen”, Michele Robecchi, Kunstbulletin, 7-8/2012
“Future Greats”, Giovanni Carmine, Art Review, issue 57, March 2012

“Die Zeit zurückdrehen”, Dorothea Nikolussi-Salzer, Der Standard, October 2011
“Eine Himmelsscheibe, die die Zeit zurückdreht”, Ivona Jelcic, Tiroler Tageszeitung, October 2011
Ingeborg Wiensowski, Loch der Erinnerung, Spiegel Online, July 25, 2011
“Ernste Tiere” im Bonner Kunstverein, General Anzeiger Bonn, July 15, 22011
“Art Basel”, Quinn Latimer, Art Agenda, June 17, 2011
“Petrit Halilaj – Zeitschrift zuschnitt 42” Stefan Tasch, Obendrauf, June 2011
“Petrit Halilaj, by Johan Lundh, Metropolis M, no. 3 June / July 2011
“Petrit Halilaj – Brand New”, Laura Cherubini, Flash Art International, March-April 2011

“Best of 2010”, Christine Macel, Artforum, December 2010
“Where Is Petrit’s Real House?”, by Vincenzo Latronico, Domus, no. 939, September 2010
“Kunst im 21. Jahrhundert”, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, DU Magazine, June 2010
“6 Berlin Biennale, Spezial”, Monopol, June 2010
“Here and there”, by Barbara Casavecchia, Mousse, n0. 23, April 2010

“Home away from home”, by Vincenzo Latronico, Domus, November 2009
“Communication seems to be lacking us as well”, Gargarin, no. 19, 2009

“Ombre, arte, fucili, case e tableaux vivant. Sotto il cielo dell’arte a Torino e Milano. Artissima, le 50 lune di Saturno e le performance di Tino Sehgal”, by Francesca Pasini, Linus, December 2008

“Nuovi, Nuovi, Nuovi, dall’archivio Careof & Viafarini”, Milovan Farronato, Exibart.onpaper, no. 37, February/March 2007

Catalogues – Publications

“Petrit Halilaj: Abetare, The Roof Garden Commission” by David Breslin & Iria Candela, ed. Jennifer Bantz, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2024, ISBN: 9781588397768

“En El Jardín (In The Garden)” edited by Magnolia de la Garya, 2023. ISBN: 9788419539137.

“Petrit Halilaj: Very volcanic over this green feather”, ed. by Anne Barlow and Giles Jackson, Tate Publishing, London, 2021. ISBN 978-1-84976-799-6
“Diversity United Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Europa. Contemporary European Art”, exhibition catalogue, Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Bonn, ISBN: 978-3-86832-623-9.

“Shkrepëtima”, exhibition catalogue, published by fondazione merz, Torino, ISBN: 978-88-7757-276-9.
“New Materialism|Ny Materialism”, exhibition catalogue at Bonniers Konsthall, published by Art and Theory Publishing, Stockholm. ISBN: 9789188031662
“That’s IT!”, exhibition catalogue at MAMbo, published by Istituzione Bologna Musei MAMbo, Trento. ISBN: 978-88-96296-56-1
“Another Banana Day for the Dream-Fish”, exhibition catalogue, Palais Magazine, published by Palais de Tokyo, Paris. ISBN: 978-2-84711-102-6

“Animality”, Ed. Jen Hoffmann, Marian Goodman Gallery, 2017, ISBN: 9780944219348

“Space Shuttle In The Garden, Petrit Halilaj”, exhibition catalogue at HangarBicocca, published by Mousse Publishing, catalogue edited by Roberta Tenconi. ISBN 9788867492411

“Petrit Halilaj” exhibition catalogue at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Bundeskunsthalle, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln. ISBN: 9783863357344

“Shit and Die”, Maurizio Cattelan, Myriam Ben Salah, Marta Papini, Published by Damiani, Bologna, ISBN: 9788862084024
“De Generation of Painting”, published by Fondazione 107, Turin, 2014
“Il Piedistallo Vuoto/The Empty Pedestal”, Mousse, texts by Boris Buden, Keti Chukhrov, Vit Havránek, Marco Scotini and Joanna Warsza, Milan, ISBN: 9788867490691
“of course blue affects my way of shitting”, Chert and Motto books, Berlin, ISBN: 978294052418
“Kushtetuta”, edited by Petrit Halilaj, Alvaro Urbano, Issue 2, Self-published

“Kosovo Pavilion – Venice Biennale”, Walther König, edited by Kathrin Rhomberg & Erzen Shkololli, Cologne, ISBN-10: 3863355474, ISBN-13: 978-3863355470
“Poisoned by men in need of some love”, exhibition catalogue, edited by Elena Filipovic, WIELS and Motto books, ISBN: 978-2-940524-07-5
“Kushtetuta”, edited by Petrit Halilaj, Alvaro Urbano, Issue 1, KOSOVO 2.0
“SUPER Visions – Zeichen und Sein”, exhibition catalogue, Museum Schloss Moyland, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, ISBN: 3869844191

“New Public”, exhibition catalogue at Museion, Walther König, edited by Rein Wolfs, texts by Federico Campagna, Maria Lind, Rein Wolfs, Cologne, ISBN: 9783863352400
“30 Künstler 30 Räume”, exhibition catalogue, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, text by Franz Xaver Baier, Dietrich Mahlow, Angelika Nollert, Nürnberg, ISBN: 978-3-86984-320-9

Artist’s book, published by Kunstraum Innsbruck and Chert, Berlin
“Struktur & Organismus”, exhibition catalogue, edited by Stefan Tasch, Marillenhof – Destillerie Kausl, Austria
“Ostalgia”, exhibition catalogue, published by New Museum, New York
“Based in Berlin”, exhibition catalogue, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, ISBN: 9783863350451
“Kostërrc (CH)”, brochure, Chert and Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
“My work and me”, edited by Susanne Pfeffer, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, ISBN: 9783865609052

“Blau Orange 2010 – shortlist Simon Denny, Petrit Halilaj, Klara Liden, Nora Schultz”, published by BVR – National Association of German Cooperative Banks
“Drinnen & Draussen”, exhibition catalogue, Chert and Motto Books, Berlin
“What is waiting out there”, Berlin Biennale 2010, curated by Kathrin Rhomberg, DuMont Buchverlag, Cologne
“Liste”, fair catalogue, Basel