Erka Shalari, born 1988 in Albania, is a Vienna based art manager and curator.She studied at the IKM Institute for Cultural Management at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Her interests focus on discovering emerging and young established artists, to offer not only more visibility and react toward them, but also find new & unconventional spaces to display. Knowing the albanian and austrian scene very well, now seeking and developing cooperations between these and the neighboring countries.
Austria and especially Vienna have been very important on my understanding for art, cultural policies and management. The same exotic and inspirations that this country gave to me, I want to offer to artists and curators of other countries in Albania, but not only. Trusting that even in places where state funding is low, ways of sponsoring and supporting art and exhibition production/ happening are achievable.