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Gazmend Ejupi, Romanian Story, 2013 , single screen video and installation
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Gazmend Ejupi, The Wedding, 2010, two-screen digital video
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Gazmend Ejupi, Cigarette Vendors, 2010, digital video
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Gazmend Ejupi, Roma Song, Three Screen Digital Video, 2012
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Gazmend Ejupi, Installation View, 2010, Tel Aviv
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Gazmend Ejupi, Paintings, Installation View, Tirana Biennale
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Gazmend Ejupi

Selected Work

Biography/Exhibitions
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Gazmend Ejupi is a Kosovar Albanian who lived in Prishtina before leaving wartorn Kosovo for London in the late Nineties . From 2005 Ejupi has shown internationally in Prishtina, Chelouche gallery, Tel Aviv, Clockwork gallery, Berlin, Hamburg and Paris. He featured as part of the Tirana Biennale in 2009.


Ejupi's work focuses on conflicted identities and the culture of immigration. He uses film with with direct interview techniques, handheld camera and raw cut footage to achieve a simple yet compelling narrative with his astute social observations.

Ejupi worked for a year researching and filming his most recent film following Romanian workers building a stripclub in the UK. The documentary style film frankly exposes the way some Romanian families cope with the task of making a living wage in Britain, intended to support a better life in Romania. With his trademark subtle humour which satirises even the bleakest of situations Ejupi manages to represent the perplexing choices faced by Romanian builders and their spouses in the quest to better themselves at home. The lives of the craftsmen and their loyal wives are starkly contrasted with the aspirational stripclub environment and a haunting of the last communist leader Ceausescu (1918-1989) from the relatively recent Romaian past.