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Helen McCullagh

Adrian Cene

Born February 19, 1969 in the Albanian capital Tirana Adrian Cene became interested
in painting at the age of ten. In 1991 he spent the summer in Italy, where his remarkable
talent attracted the attention of European collectors. Returning to Albania, young Cene
continued the rigorous program at the High School for Painting and completed his
academic fine art training at the Albanian Art Academy, graduating in 1992.

Soon thereafter, the artist began to captivate not just the Albanian public, but the many
foreign dignitaries and embassy personnel working and traveling there. he participated
in numerous exhibitions organized by private Albanian galleries as well as the State
Gallery of Art. Building on these accomplishments, Cene participated aboard in
exhibitions of Albanian contemporary art. His paintings sold out in Italy, Belgium,
France,Germany,USA,Spain, Angli, Grece, Switzerland and Australia.

Adrian Cene is an exciting celebrated contemporary Albanian painter. He strikes the
public with a very personal commanding style using bold, expressive forms and color
palette. Remaining at the same time optimistic, Cene paints as if he wants to give
solutions to the very difficult and aggressive Albanian transition after the fall of
Communism. His art has a very immediate effect in managing to succseed and
convince in giving this positive message, while never losing his powerful approach.

2016 Solo Exhibiton,
East West Fine Art,
Bigham Gallery,
Naples, Florida, USA


2014 Solo Exhibition,
National Gallery of Arts,
Tirana, Albania

2007 Solo Exhibition,
Chameleon Gallery,
Paris, France

2003 Solo Exhibition,
Montaigne Gallery,
Paris, France

2000, 2002 Solo Exhibitions,
Racine Gallery,
Paris, France

Collective exhibition

2019 Stanley Street Gallery, Genius Loci, Sydney Australia
2018 Museum MACA, Acri, Italy
2017 East West Fine Art Gallery, Naples, Florida
2017 National Art Gallery, Tirana, Albania

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