BIO

Genti Tavanxhiu

Genti Tavanxhiu was born in 1973 in Shkodra (Albania). He established his personal sculpture atelier in Italy since 1993.

He is the AIESM (International Association for Monumental Sculpture Events) manager in Albania and agent in Italy as well as an ISSA (International Sculpture Symposium Alliance) member in  Tongling, China. For the past two decades has been part of important national and international exhibitions, being awarded several prizes.me

Tavanxhiu organized, coordinated and directed eight international sculpture symposiums in Korça (Albania), one in Elbasan (Albania) and three symposiums in travertine, in Spinetoli (Italy), and  for the first time  on the story of Albania the organized the  Architecture Symposium ,the project is endorsed by the Albanian Government, the Ministry of Culture of Albania .

On 2018 he is part of the  team that are going to present The Albania Pavilion at The International Architecture Biennale of Venice (Italy).

His monumental sculptures are present in many public places and private collections in USA, Albania, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, France, Romania, Montenegro, Cyprus, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, China, Japan, Egypt,  Syria, Iran, Israel, Luxembourg and Tawain.

Personal  Art Exhibition:

2017 – Art Exhbition , Palazzina Azzurra ;San Bendetto del Tronto (AP) (Italy)

2015 – Personal Sculpture Exhibition , Stone City – Bergamo (Italy)

2015  –  Sculpture Exhibition at Marmomacc – Fiera di Verona (Italy)

2011 – Templaria Festival, Sculpture exhibition, Castignano (Italy)

2008 – Sculpture exhibition in “Puglia Marmi” showroom, Pagliare del Tronto (AP) (Italy)

2007 – Sculpture exhibition at “Iris” Art Gallery, Shkodra (Albania)

2005 –  Art exhibition, Antrodoco (Italy)

2003 – Sculpture exhibition in “Palazzina Azzurra”, San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy)

2001 – Sculpture exhibition in «Sala degli Archi», Montefiore Conca (RN) (Italy)

Prizes :

2017 – 8th Sculpture Symposium Tehran, (Iran)  – 1° Prizes

2016 – ARTE INSIEME Concorso  BIM San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy)1st Prize

2014 – Pietraia dei Poeti, S. Benedetto del Tronto (Italy) 1st Prize

2011 – 8th Biennale de Sculpture de Quistreham, Normandie (France) Le Buria d’Argeot categorie moyennes sculpture

2008 – Olympics Landscape Sculpture Design Contest, Beijing (China) Excellent medal

2005 – 7th Stone Sculpture Symposium, Morges (Switzerland) Special jury prize

2002 – V Premio Internazionale D’Arte ”Ermano Casoli” dedicata a Sacro e Profano, Serra San Quirico (Italy) Special prize for the particular fantasy e creation

2001 – 1st International Symposium of Sculpture, Castelraimondo (Italy) 2nd Prize

2000 – 2nd International Sculpture Competition “La Giovane Scultura”, Montefiore Conca, (RN) (Italy) 1st Prize

1999 – 1st International Sculpture Competition, Castelraimondo (Italy) – 2nd Prize

Sculpture Symposium :

2018 – Stone Carving Sculpture Symposium in Takasago (Japan)

– International Sculpture Symposium, Adana (Turkey)

– 9° International Sculpture Symposium “Skulptura e Parkut”, Korça (Albania) – Artistic Curator, organizer and coordinator Symposium 

2017 –  International Sculpture Symposium, Chiayi (Tawain )

– Gare Art Festival, (Luxembourg)

– 8° International Sculpture Symposium,Tehran (Iran)

– 1° International Sculpture Symposium in Marble, Pafos (Cyprus)

– 1°International Architecture/Sculpture Symposium   “Modeling the Idea – Pavilion Days”, Korca (Albania),  Artistic Curator and organizator Symposium

2016 –  International Sculpture Symposium Besiktas, Istanbul (Turkey)

– 1° International Sculpture Symposium in Marble, Saranda (Albania)

– International Sculpture Symposium, Julienne (France)

– Ostraka Arts, Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt)

– International Sculpture Symposium, Hurgada (Egypt)

2015 – The 25st annual “Stone in the Galilee” (Israel) 

2014 – International Competition in Stone, Pingtan (China)

– 2nd Ayia Napa Sculpture Symposium, (Cyprus)

2013 – Intenational Sculpture Symposium, Karsiyaka (Turkey)

– International Sculpture Symposium, Kartal (Turkey)

2012 -1st International Pergamon Stone Sculpture Symposium, Bergama (Turkey)

– 2nd China Tongling Internatinal Copper Art Exhibition, Anhui (China)

– 3rd Ostraka Sculpture Symposium, Cairo (Egypt)

2011 – 2° International Sculpture Symposium in Travertine, Spinetoli (Italy) Artistic Curator, organizator and coordinator

– 6th carving Art Festival, Hui’an (China)

– Crossborder Sculpture Symposium Albania-Montenegro, Ulcinj (Montenegro)

– International Sculpture Symposium, Aswan (Egypt)

– Nicosia International Sculpture Symposium, (Cyprus)

2010 – 1st International Sculpture Symposium, Elbasan (Albania) Artistic Curator, organizator and coordinator

– “Holy Week“ – 1st International Sculpture Symposium, Wax – Monchique (Portugal)

2008 – Emaar International Art Symposium, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

– 2nd International Sculpture Symposium, Akdeniz University, Antalya (Turkey)

–  Sculpture Symposium “Scogliera Viva”, Caorle (Ve), Italy

2005 – 7th Stone Sculpture Symposium, Morges (Switzerland)

– 10th Stone Sculpture Symposium, Montbrison (France)

2003 – International Sculpture Symposium – Museo d’Arte sul Mare ,San Benedetto del Tronto  (Italy)

–  International Sculpture Symposium Novelda (Spain)