Helidon XHIXHA was born in Durrazzo on December 1970. Son of an artists he spends his childhood in the workshop of his father Sali, from whom he inherits a strong passion for the FINE ARTS but especially for SCULPTURE. After attending the Academy of Fine Arts of Tirana he decides to move to Italy. In 1998, thanks to a scholarship he has the opportunity to attend for three months the Kingston University of London and can thus improve his engraving, sculpture and photography tecniques. In February 1999, he graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts of Milan, known as Brera. Known in the academic world for his style, he experiments with and realizes works in Murano glass and stainless steel sculptures with an innovative technique His pieces of art continue to play a very important role within the international arena of the fine arts (America, Dubai, Germany, France, Austria, and England).

EXHIBITIONS

2013
• “ArtMonaco”, Nina Torres Fine Art, Grimaldi Forum, Principality of Monaco
• “Light in Paris”, Espace Pierre Cardin – Paris, France
• “Desing Days”, Design International Fair – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
• “Light in Miami”, Nina Torres Fine Art – Miami, Florida
• “Electronic Art Café”, Spazio Menomale – Bologna, Italy
2012
• “ArtVerona”, International Fair of Modern and Contemporay Art – Verona, Italy
• “Biennale Italia-Cina”, Villa Reale – Monza, Italy
• “Declinazioni plastiche”, Fienilarte – Pietrasanta (LU), Italy
2011
• “Personal exhibition”, Marco Monti Galllery, Monza, Italy
• “Lampi di luce in città”, Monza, Italy
• “ArtVerona”, International Fair of Modern and Contemporay Art – Verona, Italy
• “House of Art Marbella”, personal exhibition, Marbella, Spain
• “Plasmare la forma attraverso la luce”, Ex Santa Lucia and Agata Convent, Matera, Italy
• “The Solo Project”, International Fair of Arts – Basel, Switzerland
2010
• “Wood & Steel”, Museo del Legno e Showroom Riva 1920, Cantù (CO), Italy
• “Tra le briccole di Venezia”, MOYARD, Morges, Switzerland
• “Tra le briccole di Venezia”, Loft LIVING at SELFRIDGES, London, UK
• “Tra le briccole di Venezia”, Arsenale Nord di Venezia, Tese alle Nappe 89, Venice, Italy
• “Mazzoleni Art Gallery”, Forte Village Resort, Sardegna, Italy
• “IULM Open Air”, IULM University – Milan, Italy
• “Tra le briccole di Venezia”, Velden Casinò, Austria
• “Tra le briccole di Venezia”, Einchtungshaus WETSCHER, Fügen, Austria
• “Il Peso del Palio”, Banca di Legnano – Legnano (Mi), Italy
• “Leggero come l’acciaio”, Mazzoleni Art Gallery – Bergamo Alta, Italy

MONUMENTAL WORKS
2013
• “Monolite d’acciaio”, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia – Milan, Italy
2012
• “Riflessi dal cielo” (4 m x 2 m) – Palazzo Regione Lombardia – Milan, Italy
2011
• Monumental work (12 m x 4 m) – Grand Hotel Melia Hall– Dubai, Emirates
2010
• “Renaissance of Towers“(h. 6.5 m) – Piazza IV Novembre – Legnano (MI), Italy
• Monumental work (h 10 m) Arvedi Steel Works, Via Acquaviva, 18 – Zona Porto Canale – Cremona, Italy
• “Renaissance of Towers” (h 6.5 m) – Provincial Authorities Building, Via Torquato Tasso 8 – Bergamo, Italy
2009
• “Renaissance of Towers“(h. 6.5 m) – Piazza Alessandro Volta – Como, Italy
• “Renaissance of Towers” (h. 6.5 m) – Piazza Vigili Del Fuoco – Milan, Italy

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
The artist’s works feature among collections in the US, Italy, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, China, Brazil, Greece, Finland, The Netherlands, Albania, and Lithuania.

AWARDS
• Career Award – ninth edition of the City of Novara National Art Award, year
2009
• First Prize – second edition of the “Gemine Muse Young Artists in Italian Museums”, Novara, in collaboration with the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, Gai (Young Italian Artists) and Cidac (Association of Cities of Art and Culture) – Work “Light and Shade”, year 2003.