Genc Përmeti was born in 1965 in Tirana, Albania. He is a painter, a writer and a film producer. He studied at the Artistic Lyceum of Tirana from 1980 to 1984 and then at the Academy of Fine Arts (Tirana) 1985-1989.
From early 2003 till late in the spring of 2005 he was the cultural representative at the Albanian Embassy in Copenhagen.
He has exhibited in Holland, Germany and Greece and several times in Denmark.