Manifesta 14 Prishtina


Event date
July 22, 2022 - October 30, 2022
Short description

Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, changes location every two years. Founded in the early 1990s, Manifesta rethinks the relation between culture and civic society, investigating and instigating positive social change through contemporary culture in response to, and in close dialogue with, the social sphere of the Host City and its communities. Manifesta has consistently chosen unexpected host locations that reflect Europe’s ever-changing DNA to shed light on a world defined by changing ethical and aesthetic imperatives. Manifesta, as a recurring event, has transformed itself into a multilayered and inclusive instrument of civic engagement projects.

In 2022, Manifesta 14 Prishtina will take place in Prishtina, Kosovo*. Manifesta 14 aims to support the citizens of Kosovo* in their ambition to reclaim public space and to rewrite the future of their capital as an open-minded metropolis in the Balkans and in Europe through the development of a new cultural institution.

Manifesta 14 Prishtina to open from the 22nd of July until the 30th of October 2022




Throughout its 25-year history, Manifesta has created extensive pre-biennial research into the fabric of the local Host Cities in order to create sustainable and relevant interdisciplinary projects. This multifaceted bottom-up investigation takes the form of an urban vision, citizen consultations, the mapping out of local communities as well as an array of expectation workshops with local opinion leaders in order to understand how the Host City might serve as a prototype for the world to come.

Manifesta 14’s objective is therefore to produce sustainable projects with a long-term legacy, co-created with the local infrastructure, as well as contemporary art interventions across the city of Prishtina.

Manifesta 14 Prishtina Western Balkans Project: Co-Producing Common Space and Shaping Formations of Solidarity in the Western Balkans and Beyond

Organised for the occasion of the biennial, Manifesta 14 has set up the Manifesta 14 Western Balkans project to enlarge the outreach and duration of the European nomadic biennial by developing a cross-regional collaboration platform including a vast array of cultural and civic activities across the region. An integral objective of the project is to open up the Western Balkans, creating a project that breaks the confines of isolated cultural infrastructures and networks.

Expectation Workshops

Manifesta’s Expectation Workshops are a series of meetings with local stakeholders in the fields of culture, civil society, education, architecture, research and cultural politics in Prishtina. The general aim of these workshops is firstly, to introduce Manifesta to communities in Prishtina. Secondly, and most importantly, they are to identify the objectives, as well as the challenges, expectations and outcomes of Manifesta 14 in the City of Prishtina.

Urban Vision

One of the key pillars of Manifesta, is its strong focus on urban development within its Host Cities. For each Manifesta edition, an in-depth urban research project is produced by a leading international architectural bureau. The Urban Vision functions as both pre-biennial research and a long-term plan to identify possible strategies, sites, communities and key topics for the city. The Urban Vision informs how Manifesta 14 will take shape within the local context, but most importantly it is commissioned to develop how the city of Prishtina could be transformed by reclaiming public space by its citizens.


Manifesta 14 is for everyone! Hoping to welcome visitors from Prishtina, the region and all over the world, all exhibitions and events are free. You will not need to book tickets to visit any Manifesta 14 intervention or exhibition in Prishtina.

The full list of participants will be announced in April 2022 and the full programme of events in June 2022. In the meantime, follow the social media and sign up to the newsletter to keep up to date with all our latest announcements.

If you are planning to visit Prishtina from abroad, then please head to our Plan Your Trip page for our recommendations.

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Geographical focus
  • Europe
  • International; Other
  • Kosovo*
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
Event type
  • Other
  • Training

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Modified on July 28, 2022

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