Manifesta 14 Prishtina opens in Europe’s youngest capital city


Today, on the 21st of July, Manifesta is delighted to announce that the 14th edition of the European Nomadic Biennial is open in Prishtina, Kosovo. From the 22nd of July to the 30th of October, Manifesta 14 Prishtina presents a 100-day interdisciplinary programme of artistic & urban interventions, performances, events and workshops.

Manifesta 14 responds to Prishtina’s call and the global need to reclaim and reimagine public spaces. An Urban Vision and biennial interventions by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati as well as a series of Citizen Consultations and in-depth research by Manifesta 14’s Education team have inspired a multi-layered artistic and urbanistic programme.

Under the title it matters what worlds world worlds: how to tell stories otherwise, the artistic programme was developed by Creative Mediator Catherine Nichols with the Manifesta 14 team and in close collaboration with local collectives, artists, scholars, architects and activists.

Manifesta 14 Prishtina has a radically local programme: of the 103 participants, which includes 25 collectives, 39% have Kosovar origins, the highest ever number of local participants in any edition of Manifesta. A further 26% of the participants are from the Western Balkans, meaning that 65% of the total participants herald from the region. Further, 56% of the individual participants are female, and 3% are non-binary.