Kristo Krisiko

Kristo Krisiko is born in 1938 in the city of Gjirokastra , Albania.

Prof.Krisiko is graduated in 1958 from the Artistic Lyceum in Tirana. His early artistic carieer starts in 1958 when for 10 years he is appointed as a designer in the Porcelain Factory in Tirana. His academic qualification masters in 1973 when Prof.Krisiko is graduated in the Academy of fine Arts in Tirana and year after appointed as professor of Sculpture in the Academy of Fine Arts at Tirana. 

 
Later on in his career, he was promoted to the seat of head professor at the Department of Sculpture Ceramics. Due to his passion and hard work as an artist he was awarded in 1988 with the honorific title “Merited Artist”. After the fall of communism, Prof. Krisiko was elected in 1992 President of Ceramists Association of Albania and later in 1993 he was elected president of the Albanian Branch of w.ctc. in Europe. He has travelled all over the world. The last 15 years lives and works in Albania and Greece. He has created a large numbers of sculptures of great artistic value honored with gratitude both national and international level.
Highlists of his artistic and academic qualification: 
 
  • Professor of sculpture and ceramics department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana Member of the critical Committee of the association of Visual Arts of Albania Member of the association of Visual Arts of Greece Member of the Albanian Ceramists Union Member of P.E.K.A. Greece Member of W.C.C. Europe 
  • He participated in the European Congress of Applied Arts in Belgium 1995, Metsovo, Greece 1996, Belgium 1998, Denmark 2005, Albania 2007. He has participated in numerous artistic symposiums: 1978 Algeria, 1978 Austria, 1980 Greece, 1995 Switzerland, 1999 Greece, 2000 North Macedonia, 2008 GreeceProf. Krisiko is author of two books: ‘The sculpture in place” Albania, “The applied arts today” Albania. He has participated in a number of personal and group exhibitions and Retrospective Exhibition in the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana. 
  • His work features in various collections, museums, galleries, cultural centers and public places. 10 distinguishes sculptures are placed in the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana to honor his work and devotion. 

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