Aleksander Filipi

Born in Berat in 1952, Aleksandër Filipi belongs to the generation of Albanian contemporary painters. In 1971 he graduated from Artistic Lyceum”Jordan Misja” in Tirana and in 1975 from the Academy of Arts. A brilliant student of the painter Danish Jukniu, Filipi started work as a clothing industrial designer in Berat. Later on he continued working as a restorer of medieval art works and then as inspector for culture and also taught art in the faculty of the artistic school of Berati up until 1997, when he migrated to Venezuela along with his whole family. In 2000 he returned to Tirana where his works were included in several important art exhibitions. From 1978 to 1980 Filipi as a member of the working group that created the Mosaic “ALBANIA”, 400 m2, affixed on the front wall of the National History Museum in Tirana.