Andrea Shkreli, artist photographer

Photography was an expedient means of observing and recording in the hands of those who shifted geographically. Andrea Shkreli had a twofold experience of the excitement and embarrassment of emigration: as a child from Albania, his first homeland, to Greece, and as an adult from his second home to Flanders.
Since he settled in Belgium, Andrea he continued to take pictures non-stop with his camera, and in part constitute  a way of becoming familiar with my natural and social reality.
Shkreli's photographs are creative but also deeply affected from a part of the long tradition of 20th century street and documentary photography that beset the metropolitan glow via the pictorial aspect of an increasingly complex world moving faster and faster.
In such a spirit Andrea as an artist try to unfolds his small discoveries, coincidences and notional graps, the points where the social seams stretch or are ripped, at the same time exploring the pace and liveliness that color often provides.

Often his compositions thoughtful, powerful but not cute.

Education 
 
2010 - 2012     European school of Photography - Thessaloniki
2015 - 2018     Specialization on photography, Academy of Fine Art - Bruges


 
Awards 
 
2021                   Nominee Open Theme on Fine Art Photography Awards - 8th FAPA 
2020                 Grand Prize Social Photography -  Snoecks Ghent BE
2018.                  1st prize "The City Tells"  WPP18- Zwolle NL
2011                    1st prize of new Photographer Kythera Photographic encounters - Kythira GR


 
Exhibitions
 

2022.                 Staging the real - Agrinio  (GR)
2022                  Blank Wall Gallery - Athens (GR)
2020                 3rd West Side Mountains (international doc fest)
2020.               "SF" Great Prize for Social Photography  - Gent (BE)
2020                 3rd Chania International Photo Festival
2019                  The color of Silence in Ichegem (BE)
2019                  ESP+ gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2019                  Landgoed de Campagne - Gent (BE)
2019                  ZigZag Gallery - Ostend, (Be)
2018                  5th Bienniale of Fine Art & Documentary Photography in Barcelona (SP)
2018                  The color of Silence Academy of Arts - Cultural service of the city Brugge (BE)
2018                 "The City Tells" and WorldPressPhoto 2018 - (Zwolle NL)
2018                 "Bonjour West - Vlaanderen" Academy of Arts Brugge - Brugge (BE)
2018                  Aspects of Balkan Photography: For a common narrative - Thessaloniki (GR)
2017                 "300 years of Art Academy of Arts Bruges" exhibition - Bruges (BE)
2017                  Exposure Value gallery - Ostende (BE)
2017                  New Gaanderijen,  (for municipality's cultural) - Ostende (BE)
2016                  Folklore Museum - Bruges (BE) 
2016                  International festival of Photography - Tirana (AL)
2016                  Ter Muiden - Oedelem (BE)
2016                  Howest, Best Off Art Academy - Brugge (BE)
2015                  Academy of Art AnnZee -Ostende (BE)
2014                 On Discriminations - Institution of Human Rights - London (UK)
2013                  Aspect of Balcan Photography - Thessaloniki (GR)
2012                  Esp+ gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2012                 Ariadne Photography Gallery - Athens (GR)
2011                  Kythera Photographic encounters - Kythira (GR)
2011                  Esp+ gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2010                Tettix Art Gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)
2009               Tettix Art Gallery - Thessaloniki (GR)

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