Xhixha Helidon

Helidon Xhixha was born in Durres, Albania in 1970. He is a son of art and spent his childhood in his father Sali’s studio. He starts attending the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana but then decides to move to Italy. In 1998, thanks to a scholarship, he attended Kingston University in London where he refined his engraving, sculpture and photography techniques. In February 1999, he graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan.

In recent decades, affirmed his position as a leading figure in today’s contemporary art scene, with his work going on to receive much critical success on an international platform.

Upon discussing Xhixha’s iconic stainless-steel sculptures, the prominent Italian art critic Luca Beatrice is quoted as calling the artist “one of the most interesting sculptors on the contemporary scene”. Currently based in Milan and Dubai, Xhixha holds a prestigious role in the international art scene sharing his innovative vision and technique through monumental examples of public art and redefining the relationship between a sculpture and its environment.

Having inherited a passion for the arts from his father, Helidon Xhixha took the decision to study in Italy, where he was able to develop his technique whilst at Milan’s prestigious Brera Art Academy. In 1998 the artist was awarded a scholarship to attended London’s Kingston University where he was given the opportunity to work with new materials, including stainless steel, that would go on to become the signature medium through which he would lay down his artistic legacy over a 15-year period. Throughout his artistic trajectory, Xhixha’s three-dimensional stainless-steel sculptures have shed light upon the inherent relationship between the artwork and its surrounding environment. As famously stated by Xhixha, “I don’t sculpt materials; rather I use materials to sculpt light.”

Ever since his academic years, Helidon Xhixha has been commissioned to design works in various countries across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States. One of Helidon Xhixha’s most prolific artworks was included in the Cornice Venice International Art Fair in June 2007 to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. The 6-meter-high installation, depicting the American flag as two towers, was titled “The Renaissance of the twin towers” and has since been displayed in numerous cultural capitals such as Florence and Berlin as a reflection of our desire for hope and optimism.

In 2015 Helidon Xhixha’s symbolism and artistry was famously included during the 56th Venice Biennale; representing the Syrian pavilion. Helidon Xhixha’s floating installation “ICEBERG”, a four-meter-high stainless-steel sculpture, captivated audiences, garnering much attention from industry professionals and the media alike; as it floated through the Canal Grande and the Venetian lagoon. This outstanding reflective sculpture made a statement for global warming and the potential impact it could have on a place such as Venice in the near future.

Soon after, Helidon Xhixha exhibited a contemporary response to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” titled “Everlasting” at Milan-Malpensa Airport. Twelve pillars made of polished stainless steel stood before twelve panels depicting The Last Supper painting. Each stainless-steel column designed to represents one of the twelve apostles standing firmly in place around the largest, central figure, Jesus Christ, in perfect symmetry. Contrasting these slick objects, Xhixha has created a column made of dull, browned Corten steel to depict Judas, the traitor. A juxtaposition of materials highlights the themes of good versus evil, eminent notions within da Vinci’s masterpiece. Featured in such a prominent exhibition space the installation was viewed by some 20 million passing spectators.

In 2016 Xhixha’s success from the previous year leads him to present a major solo exhibition entitled “Shining rock” in the historical town of Pietrasanta on the coast of Northern Tuscany. The artworks were designed and placed across the town to accentuate Pietrasanta’s beauty and rich history. The reflective nature of the work drew over 50,000 visitors during a period of 4 months, who travelled to admire the visually striking sculptures made using marbles – coming from the Cervaiole quarry, Monte Altissimo – bronze and stainless steel. By paying homage the famous history and tradition of marble sculpting in the area, Helidon Xhixha not only made works that were relevant to their setting, but he presented a shift in his practice where he moved beyond the use of stainless steel and into the realms of exploring materials taken directly from the Earth.

During the same year Helidon Xhixha was given the ‘Public medal Award’ for Best Installation at the first ever London Design Biennale. The event at Somerset House exhibited Xhixha’s installation titled “Bliss” in the central forecourt, the most prominent location in Somerset House. Within this exhibition, that included works coming from 37 different countries inspired by the theme of Utopia, the public had the opportunity to interact, socialize and self-reflect with his sculpture. This installation was sought to blur the line between art and design in order to create a stimulating and progressive experience of Plato’s concept of ‘Utopia’ as an individual and a community in an ideal city.

The summer of 2017 Helidon Xhixha, invited in person by the Director of the Uffizi Galleries, Eike Schmidt, unveils a major new exhibition set within the stunning scenery of the Boboli Garden’s in Florence. For this exhibition the artist has sought to explore the deeply complex themes of Chaos and Order, by taking inspiration from nature and sacred geometry. The exhibition can be understood as being split into two separate sections, where a clearly discernable difference between the worlds of chaos and order are apparent. In the Limonaia of the Boboli Garden’s the artist has looked to nature in order to discover Chaos. By taking inspiration from the crystal caves of Naica, Mexico, Xhixha has designed a complex response to the seemingly random selenite formations.

For the artist’s response to Order, monumental structures have been placed in prominent outdoor locations around the Boboli Gardens, inspired by sacred geometric principles, whose roots are again found in nature. Perhaps most striking of all are the large-scale sculptures placed in front of the Palazzo Pitti; Conoscenza and Infinito. Situated at either side of the palace entrance, these works display intricate levels of geometric regularity that instantly capture the viewer’s attention.

In 2019, two major open-air exhibitions, Riflessi di Luce, curated by Eike Schmidt, presenting twenty monumental sculptures throughout the city of Lugano and Steel and Stone, held in the city of Forte dei Marmi, featuring a series of monumental sculptures by Helidon Xhixha made in stainless steel and marble.

In July 2019 Helidon Xhixha presents an environmental project called “The Twin Bottles: Message in a Bottle” in collaboration with photographer Giacomo Braglia. The monumental installation features two stainless steel bottles floating on the Venice Grand Canal in front of the Vendrain Calergi Palace creating awareness on plastic pollution in the oceans. The site-specific environmental installation is designed to remain in water and to tour the world due to its ability to adapt continuously to the environment in which it is hosted, generating a new work of art on each occasion while renewing its symbolic meaning.

On invitation by the National Institute of Contemporary Art, Helidon Xhixha installs nine monumental sculptures in the historic city center of Casale Monferrato in a solo Open-Air exhibition entitled “Casale Risplende”. The exhibition held from October 2020 to February 2021 is curated by Anselmo Villata.

In December 2020, “Luce, La rinascita di Venizia” curated by Klodian Dedja, witnesses six monumental installations placed at the Arsenale of Venice in occasion of an exhibition evoking rebirth and reawakening after the global pandemic.

Xhixha embraces the role of the monument not only as a solid, physical object but also as a reflection and abstraction of our external environment. His artistic trajectory has redefined the boundaries of contemporary sculpting and will continue to reshape our vision in the coming years.

Blue and Steel, Helidon Xhixha, Acciaio inox lucidato a specchio e jeans, 76x15,5x15,5

Blue and steel

Mirror polished stainless steel and jeans

2023 – cm. 76 x 15,5 x 15,5

Mercurio d’acciaio

Mirror polished stainless steel

2023 – diam. cm. 50

Fiamma d’acciaio

Mirror polished stainless steel

2021 – cm. 110 x 30 x 30

Helidon Xhixa, Fluido di luce

Fluido di luce

Mirror polished stainless steel

2019 – cm. 46 x 80 x 13,5

Helidon Xhixha, Finestra d'acciaio

Finestra d’acciaio

Mirror polished stainless steel

2017 – cm. 60 x 71 x 20

Onde d’acciaio

Mirror polished stainless steel

2015 – cm. 45 x 59 x 16

Helidon Xhixha, Earth

Earth

Cor-ten steel rust effect

cm. 150 x 53 x 45

2023

Milano (Italia), “Legnano, Sublimi distorsioni riflesse”, Legnano.
Perugia (Italia), “Vis à vis – Sculture in dialogo”, curated by Michele Bonuomo, Città di Castello e Montone.

Milano (Italia), “La reggia allo specchio”, curated by Michele Bonuomo, Palazzo Reale.
Brescia (Italia), “ACQUARIATERRAFUOCO”, curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Camilla Remondina, Lago di Iseo, Fondazione l’Arsenale.

2021

Dubai (UAE), “Imprint”, Firetti Contemporary.
Tirana (Albania), “Unione Di Luce”, Residenza Ambasciata Italiana a Tirana.
Siena (Italia), “Reflexes”, Forme nel Verde, San Quirico D’Orcia.

2020

Lugano (Svizzera), “Spaces of Light”, Imago Art Gallery.
Gstaad (Svizzera), “Ghiacciai d’acciaio”.
Venezia (Italia), “Luce, La Rinascita Di Venezia”.
Casale Monferrato (Italia), “Casale Risplende”.

2019

Forte dei Marmi (Italia), “STEEL AND STONE. The Energy of Matter”.
Lugano (Svizzera), “Lugano: Riflessi di Luce”, Città di Lugano.

2017

Firenze (Italia), “In Ordine Sparso”, Boboli Gardens and Uffizi Galleries.
Firenze e Pisa (Italia), “VolareArte 2017”, Pisa Airport, Florence Airport.

2016

Pietrasanta (Italia), “Shining Rock”, Duomo square, Sant’Agostino Church and Cloister.
Londra (UK), “Refractive Vibes”, ContiniArtUK.
Florida (USA), “Captured Radiance”, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton.
Torino (Italia), “Action and Thought”, Juvarra’s Halls of the State Archive, The Royal Palace.
Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italia), “Luce in Giardino”, Hotel Cristallo.

2015

Milano (Italia), “Everlasting – Homage to Leonardo da Vinci “The last Supper”, La Porta di Milano, Malpensa Airport, Terminal 1.
Padova (Italia), “Nutrirsi d’Arte”.
Milano (Italia), “Fashion and Art”, La Tenda Experience, Expo Milano 2015, Via Solferino.
Como (Italia), “Art and Jewellery”, Villa Passalacqua.
Venezia (Italia), 56th Venice Biennale, Syrian Pavilion, San Servolo Island.
Varedo (Italia), “Expo Arte Italiana”, Villa Bagatti Valsecchi.
Pazzallo (Svizzera), “Riflessi Lunari”, Installation of monument for Helsinn Healthcare SA.
Florida (USA), “Helidon Xhixha”, St. Regis Resort, Boca Raton.
Florida (USA), “Monolite d’acciaio”, Rosenbaum Contemporary, St. Regis Bal Harbour.

2014

Lugano (Svizzera), “Mostra di Sculture”, Palazzo Mantegazza.
Miami (USA), “Helidon Xhixha at Art Wynwood”, Lausberg Contemporary.
Düsseldorf (Germany), “Sculpting Light”, Galerie Lausberg.
Marbella (Spagna), “A Light in the Space”, Houses of Art Gallery.
Miami (USA), “Oceano”, Muse Sales Gallery, Sunny Isles Beach.

2013

Miami (USA), Echo Brickell Sales Center, Brickell Avenue.
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (Francia), “Les Arts dans l’habitation”, Continental Art Gallery, Port de Plaisance.
Marbella (Spagna), “Contemporary Art at it’s Best”, Houses of Art Marbella.
Parigi (Francia), “Art and Design”, ESPACE Pierre Cardin.
Dubai (UAE), “The Moulding Power of Light”, La Galerie Nationale, Design Days Dubai.
Milano (Italia), “Energia dell’Acciaio Attraverso l’Arte”, National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci.
Miami (USA), “Light in Miami”, Nina Torres Fine Art, Byshore Drive.
Bologna (Italia), “20 Anni di Electronic Art Café”, E.A.C. Performance, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva.
Torino (Italia), ARTISSIMA, solo booth installation, Gallery on the Move.

2012

Tirana (Albania), “Riflessi di Storia”, Presidential Palace of Tirana.
Cremona (Italia), “Sound of Steel”, Museo del Violino, Fondazione Stradivari.
Pietrasanta (Italia), “Sculpting Declinations. Fienil Arte”, Cultural association of Pietrasanta.
Milano (Italia), “Riflessi dal Cielo”, Palazzo della Regione Lombardia.

2011

Dubai (UAE), “Elliptical Light”, Hotel Melia.
Monza (Italia), “Lampi di Luce in Città”, Marco Monti Art Gallery.
Monza (Italia), “Lampi di Luce in Città – Una città Museo”, Municipality of Monza, Spirale Milano.
Savona (Italia), Solo Exhibition at Marina di Varazze, Varazze.
Marbella (Spagna), “Summer Show”, Houses of Art, Marbella Club Hotel.
Matera (Itala), “Plasmare la forma attraverso la luce”, Progetto Artevita.
Basilea (Germania), “The Solo Project”, De Primi Fine Art Gallery, St. Jakobshalle.
Genova (Italia), “Modellare la Luce attraverso l’Acciaio”, Museum of Villa Durazzo, Santa Margherita Ligure.

2010

Como (Italia), “Acciaio e Kauri”, Museo del Legno, Riva 1920, Cantù.
Milano (Italia), “Renaissance of Towers – Il Peso del Palio”, Piazza IV Novembre, Legnano.
Milano (Italia), “Il Peso del Palio”, Banca di Legnano, Legnano.
Bologna (Italia), “Energie”, Museo MAGI ‘900.
Siena (Italia), Personal Exhibition, Colonna del Grillo, Castelmonastero.
Bergamo (Italia), “Renaissance of Towers – Leggero come l’acciaio”, Mazzoleni Art Gallery.

2008

Tirana (Albania), “Marinz”, curator Francesco Poli, Rubens Shima, The National Gallery of Arts.

2007

Venezia (Italia), “Renaissance of Towers”, Cornice – Venice Art Fair, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi.

2006

Novara (Italia), Urban Installations in the City of Novara.
Novara (Italia), Personal Exhibition, Questura di Novara.

2005

Novara (Italia), “Testa di Cavallo”, Monumental Installation, Al Halamen Roundabout.

2004

Novara (Italia), Luce, New Art Gallery, Borgomanero.

2003

Dubai (UAE), “Il Cavallino Rampante”, Ferrari Headquarters, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida Horses, Personal Exhibition, Jumeirah.

2023

Firenze (Italia), “Fusioni di luce”, a cura di Elena Violetti, Certaldo Alto.

2022

San Quirico d’Orcia (Italia), “Forme nel Verde 2022”, San Quirico D’Orcia.
Novara (Italia), “Sos Humanity”, Lago D’Orta.
Pietrasanta (Italia), “La Forma e l’Idea”, Uffizi Diffusi a Pietrasanta, Museo Dei Bozzetti.

2021

Bad Ragaz (Svizzera), “Bad RagARTz 2021”, 8th Schweizeriche Triennale der Skulptur.

2019

Venezia (Italia), “The Twin Bottles. Message in a bottle”, Palazzo Vendramin Calergi.
Venezia (Italia), “The Twin Bottles. Message in a bottle”, Arsenale Di Venezia.
Milano (Italia), “The Twin Bottles. Message in a bottle”, Giardini Della Triennale di Milano.
Zurigo (Svizzera), “Kunst”, Imago Art Gallery.
Milano (Italia), “Grand Art”, Imago Art Gallery.
Houston (USA), “Texas Contemporary”, Imago Art Gallery.

2018

Venezia (Italia), Biennale Architettura 2018 – 16th International Architecture Exhibition.
Bad Ragaz (Svizzera), “Bad RagARTz 2018”, 7th Schweizeriche Triennale der Skulptur.
Milano (Italia), Group exhibition, Casa della Consulenza – Banca Mediolanum.
Colonia (Germania), Art Cologne, Gallery on the Move.
Bologna (Italia), ArteFiera Bologna, Gallery on The Move.
Montecarlo (Italia), “Art Monte-Carlo”, Cortesi Gallery.
Milano (Italia), Grand Art, Imago Art Gallery.
Zurigo (Svizzera), “Kunst”, Imago Art Gallery.

2017

Colonia (Germania), Art Cologne, Gallery on the Move.
Bologna (Italia), Arte Fiera Bologna, ContiniArtUK.
Forte dei Marmi (Italia), “Made in Forte: Percorsi d’Arte e di Luce”.

2016

Miami (USA), Art Miami, Rosenbaum Contemporary.
Londra (UK), London Design Biennale 2016, representing Albania, Somerset House.
Porto Cervo (Italia), “Color and Matter”, Promenade du Port.
Ginevra (Svizzera), ArtGenève, Gallery on the Move.
Lugano (Svizzera), WopArt – Work on Paper Fair, ContiniArtUK.
Varsavia (Polonia), International Art Fair Warsaw, ContiniArtUK.

2015

Miami (USA), Art Miami, Rosenbaum Contemporary.
Florida (USA), “Breaking Through-Miami”, Charity Auction in support of DRI, St. Regis Bal Harbour.
Torino (Italia), Artissima, Gallery on the Move.
Milano (Italia), “Acquae Venice 2015”, Venice Pavilion, Expo 2015.
Milano (Italia), “Hymn to Life – The Prize Mother Teresa of Calcutta”, USA Pavilion, Expo 2015.
Budapest (Ungheria), Art Market Budapest, Millenaris Cultural Center.
Florida (USA), Collective exhibition, Rosenbaum Contemporary, St. Regis Bal Harbour.
New York (USA), Art Southampton – Nova’s Ark Project, Southampton.
Bruxelles (Belgio), Art Brussels, Gallery on the Move.
Colonia (Germania), Art Cologne, Gallery on the Move.
Miami (USA), “From Enlightenment to Light”, Miami Country Day School.
Miami (USA), Art Wynwood, Rosenbaum Contemporary.
Torino (Italia), “Stemperando”, International Biennial of Artworks on Paper.
Vicenza (Italia), “Monolite d’acciaio”, Vicenza Oro.
Singapore, Art Stage Singapore, ContiniArtUK.
Florida (USA), “Art in the Park”, Muse Sunny Isles, Collins Avenue.

2014

Miami (USA), Art Miami, Galerie Lausberg.
Colonia (Germania), “At a Glance”, Galerie Bernd A. Lausberg.
Verona (Italia), Art Verona – Art Project Fair.
New York (USA), Art Southampton, Lausberg Contemporary, Southampton.
Monaco (Francia), Mese della Cultura e della Lingua Italiana, Collective exhibition of Italian Contemporary Artists, Yacht Club of Monaco.
Saint Jean Cap Ferrat (France), “Yachting and Art”, Continental Art Fair Gallery.
Londra (UK), Group exhibition, ContiniArtUK.
Colonia (Germania), Art Cologne, Gallery on the Move.
Milano (Italia), MiArt, Gallery on the Move.
Monaco (Francia), “Vela”, A monument for the Inauguration of the new Yacht Club of Monaco.
Monaco (Francia), “Vela – The trophy”, Giraglia Rolex Cup 2014.

2013

Istanbul (Turchia), “All about these…Ladies and Gentlemen”, Video screening, Co-Pilot project.
Miami (USA), “First Friday Art Walk”, Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery.

2012

Monza (Italia), “Naturalmente”, First edition of Italy-China Biennial.
Milano (Italia), “Gateway of light”, The Italian Home 30 years of style, The Anniversary of AD Magazine.

2011

Milano (Italia), “Strappi, Graffi e Bagliori”, Collective exhibition, Galleria Mondo Arte.
Colonia (Germania), “Tra le Briccole di Venezia”, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, IMM Cologne.
Colonia (Germania), “Tra le Briccole di Venezia”, Museum of Applied Arts (MAKK).

2010

Novara (Italia), 10th Edition National Art Prize, City of Novara, Orta San Giulio.
Ginevra (Svizzera), “The Present and the Future”, Manoir de Cologny, Place du Manoir.
Pistoia (Italia), “Chiedimi il Rosso”, Collective exhibition, Overlook Centro d’Arte.
Venezia (Italia), “Riflessi in Laguna”, Le Briccole di Venezia, Riva 1920.
Milano (Italia), “Openspace”, IULM University.
Milano (Italia), “Riflessi in Laguna”, Le Briccole di Venezia, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Triennale di Milano.
Milano (Italia), “Le Briccole di Venezia”, inauguration of the project at Palazzo Triennale.

2009

Como (Italia), “Luxury on the Lake”, Galleria la Perla, Cernobbio.
Milano (Italia), “From Columbus to Columbus”, Sala Verdi, Conservatorio di Milano, Fondazione UECO.
Novara (Italia), 9th Edition of National Prize for sculpture and paintings, City of Novara, Salone Arengo, Palazzo Borletto.
Venezia (Italia), New Showroom, Artetivù.
Milano (Italia), “Blue Note”, Emma Re’s concert and Helidon Xhixha’s artworks.
Milano (Italia), “Steel Walls”, Salusperaquam XLVIII Fuorisalone del Mobile 2009.
Milano (Italia), “Renaissance of Towers”, Miraggi Project, Piazza Vigili del Fuoco.
Monaco (Germania), “Steel Walls”, BAU 2009 International fair for Architecture.

2008

Milano (Italia), “Il Lusso delle opere di Helidon Xhixha”, Bespoke, Fair of Luxury, Ex Palazzo del Ghiaccio.
Forte dei Marmi (Italia), 1st Edition Arte Forte, Spirale Milano.
Verbania (Italia), “Il Lago in Mostra – Past, Present and Future of Art”, Pallanza, Villa Giulia.
Yiwu (Cina), “ARTOURR-O the MUST”, International Culture Hall.
Firenze (Italia), “ARTOURR-O”, MUST VII Edition, Grand Hotel Minerva, Piazza S. Maria Novella.

2002

Novara (Italia), Collective Exhibition at Salone Arengo, Palazzo Borletto.
Magenta (Italia), “Luci ed Ombre”, Galleria Magenta.

2001

Tokyo (Giappone), “Sculpture Contest”, Open Air Museum.
Milano (Italia), Collective Exhibition, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera.
Milano (Italia), “One Company Brain”, Think Finance.
New York (USA), Collective Exhibition, Agora Gallery.

2000

Novara (Italia), “Open Factories”, Procos SpA, Cameri.
Novara (Italia), Mulino Vecchio di Bellinzago, Parco Piemontese del Ticino, Bellinzago Novarese.
Milano (Italia), “Nudo per l’Estate”, Artistic and Cultural Event.
Londra (UK), Collective exhibition, Black Health Gallery.

1999

Milano (Italia), Collective Exhibition, United States Consulate General.
Londra (UK), Collective Exhibition, Kingston University.

2019

Milano (Italia), “The Twin Bottles. Message in a Bottle”, Helidon Xhixha and Giacomo Jack Braglia, Triennale di Milano.
Lugano (Svizzera), “Big Data”, Parco Ciani.
Venezia (Italia), “The Twin Bottles. Message in a Bottle”, Helidon Xhixha and Giacomo Jack Braglia, Ca’ Vendramin Calergi e Arsenale di Venezia.
Tirana (Albania), “S Infinito”.

2018

Tirana (Albania), “Cosmic S”, Zogu I Zi Square.
Tirana (Albania), “Omega Steel”, CFO Pharma.
Olbia (Italia), “Radiant Energy”, Olbia Airport.
Olbia (Italia), “Luce della Laguna”, Olbia Airport.
Milano (Italia), “Riflessi di Luna”, Linate Airport.

2017

Lucca (Italia), “Oceano”, Marina Di Pietrasanta.

2016

Florida (USA), “Endless Melody”, Melody Tower, Monumental Installation in Miami – Dade County.
Genova (Italia), Monumental Installation for the 24th Edition of FAI Day (Italian Environmental Fund), Arinox Spa.

2015

Miami (USA), “Thunder Light”, St. Regis Bal Harbour.
Milano (Italia), “Everlasting”, La Porta di Milano, Malpensa Airport, Terminal 1.
Padova (Italia), “Waterfalls”, Giuseppe Bussolin Square.
Lugano (Italia), “Riflessi Lunari”, Helsinn Healthcare SA, Pazzallo.
Milano (Italia), “Lighted Runways”, Malpensa Airport, Terminal 1.
Venezia (Italia), “Iceberg”, Venice Biennale, San Servolo Island.
Venezia (Italia), “The Four Elements”, Venice Biennale, San Servolo Island.
Venezia (Italia), “Pillars of Light”, Venice Biennale, San Servolo Island.

2014

Lugano (Svizzera), Mantegazza, Palazzo Mantegazza, Riva Paradiso.
Florida (USA), “Oceano”, Muse Sunny Isles Sales Gallery, Sunny Isles Beach.
Monaco (Francia), “Vela”, New Yacht Club de Monaco, Quai Louise II.
Costa Azzurra (Francia), Seahorse, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

2013

Miami (USA), “Monolite d’Acciaio”, Leonardo Da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology.
Miami (USA), “The Wall”, Bayfront Park.

2012

Tirana (Albania), “Riflessi di Storia”, Presidential Palace.
Cremona (Italia), “Suono d’Acciaio”, The Violin and contemporary Art Museum, Stradivari
Foundation.
Milano (Italia), “Riflessi dal Cielo”, Lombardy Regional Government Building.
Milano (Italia), “Light Collision”, Lombardy Regional Government Building.

2011

Dubai (UAE), “Elliptical Light”, Grand Hotel Melia, Port Rashid.

2010

Milano (Italia), “Renaissance of Towers”, Piazza IV Novembre, Legnano.
Cremona (Italia), “The Coil”, Arvedi Steel Plant, Via Acquaviva 18, Zona Porto Canale.
Bergamo (Italia), “Renaissance of Towers”, Provincial Authorities Building, Via Torquato Tasso.
Como (Italia), “Steel and Kauri”, Riva 1920, The Museum of Wood, Via Milano 110, Cantù.

2009

Como (Italia), “Renaissance of Towers”, Piazza Alessandro Volta.
Milano (Italia), “Renaissance of Towers”, Piazza Vigili del Fuoco.

2008

Berlino (Germania), “Renaissance of Towers”, STARK The transformer Station Humboldt, Copenhagener Strasse.
Firenze (Italia), “Renaissance of Towers”, Piazza de’ Rucellai.
Stabio (Svizzera), “The Three Monoliths”, Montanstahl Factory, Via Gerrette.
Firenze (Italia), “Monumental Sculptures”, Piazza Santa Maria Novella.

2004

Novara (Italia), “Airone”, Piazza Magnani Ricotti.
Novara (Italia), “Testa di Cavallo”, Piazza El Alamein.

2003

Novara (Italia), “Light and Shade”, Gemine Muse (2nd edition), Young Artists in Italian Museums.
Modena (Italia), “Cavallino Rampante”, Ferrari Factory, Maranello.

2002

Verbania (Italia), “Renaissance of Towers”, Corso Umberto I.

2001

Novara (Italia), “Bas – relief”, Piazza Marinone, San Pietro Mosezzo.
Novara (Italia), “Horses”, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, Banca Popolare di Intra.

Italia

Milano, Fondazione Laureus.
Lucca, Fondazione Henraux.
Roma, Fondazione Roma
Milano, Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci”.
Cremona, Museo del Violino, Fondazione Stradivari.
Milano, Fondazione Humanitas.
Como, Museo del Legno Riva.
Bologna, Museo MAGI ‘900.
Milano, Fondazione Luciano Pavarotti.
Milano, Fondazione Francesca Rava.
Milano, Associazione “Ali Spahia”.
Rimini, San Patrignano Foundation.
Milano, MediaFriends Onlus.
Genova, Istituto Giannina Gaslini.
Banca Mediolanum, Padua
Palazzo Regione Lombardia, Milan
Arvedi Group, Cremona
Municipality of San Pietro Mosezzo (NO)
Municipality of Stresa (NO)
Veneto Banca, Novara
Municipality of Legnano (MI)
Ferrari Factory, Maranello (MO)
Municipality of Novara, Giulio Cesare Project, Novara

Monaco

Yacht Club Monaco.

France

Parigi, Pierre Cardin.

Albania

Tirana, Presidential Palace.

USA

Florida, Melo Group, Miami.
Florida, Property Markets Group, Miami.
Florida, Diabetes Research Insitute, Miami.
Florida, St. Regis Hotel, Bal Harbour.

Switzerland

Lugano, Palazzo Mantegazza.
Lugano, Helsinn Corporate.
Stabio, Montantahl Group.

Qatar

Qatar Foundation.

UAE

Dubai, Grand Melia, Hotel.
Abu Dhabi, Suwaidi Group.

2017

London Design Biennale, Public Medal for best installation, London, UK

2016

Premio Napoli Cultural Classic 2016, Premio Eccellenze, Naples, Italy

2009

Lifetime Achievement Award – Ninth edition of the National Art award by the City of Novara – October 2009
Organized by the artistic and cultural association Art Action, under the patronage of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture of the Piedmont Region, the Province of Novara and FIAF (Italian Federation of Photographic Associations)
The National Art Award of the City of Novara is a valuable initiative that enriches the cultural offerings of a city that is opening up more and more in an engaging manner to the art world. The mayor of Novara, Massimo Giordano with great enthusiasm has always supported this event encouraging it since it’s first edition. According to the Head of culture of the municipality of Novara, Giancarlo Pessarelli, and the Artistic Director of the City Award, Vincenzo Scardino, the artworks submitted and selected by the artistic committee have highly qualitative characteristics. Novara therefore, with this ninth Art award, boast an initiative highly appreciated and welcomed by national critics.
In the occasion of this prestigious event Helidon Xhixha, as great master of contemporary art is honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the city of Novara.

2003

First prize, second edition of Gemine Muse, Young Artists in Italian
Museums.
Under the patronage of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and in collaboration with GAI (Young Italian Artists) and CIDAC Association (City of Art and Culture) Helidon Xhixha received the first prize presenting his artwork Light and Shade.

Helidon Xhixha and Giacomo Jack Braglia, The Twin Bottles. Message in a Bottle, (Venice, 20 Luglio – 1 Settembre 2019), exhibition catalogue, edited by Peruzzo Editoriale, 2019

Helidon Xhixha, STEEL AND STONE. The Energy of Matter, (Forte dei marmi, 1 Giugno – 15 Settembre 2019), exhibition catalogue, curated by Beatrice Audrito, Bandecchi & Vivaldi, Pontedera, Italy, 2019

Helidon Xhixha. Lugano: Riflessi di Luce, (Lugano, 17 aprile – 22 settembre 2019) exhibition catalogue, curated by B. Audrito, P. Bonvicini, Peruzzo Editoriale, Padova, 2019

Helidon Xhixha: In Random Order, exhibition catalogue, Firenze Musei (Boboli Gardens and Uffizi Galleries, Florence, Italy), essays by Eike D. Schmidt, Diego Giolitti, Sillabe, Scali D’Azeglio (Livorno), 2017

Helidon Xhixha: Shining Rock, exhibition catalogue (Pietrasanta, LU), Italy, essays by Luca Beatrice, Pacini, Pisa, 2016

Helidon Xhixha: Refractive Vibes, exhibition catalogue (London, UK), essays by Richard Cork, ContiniArt UK, London, 2016

Helidon Xhixha: Everlasting. L’Ultima Cena, exhibition catalogue (Milan, Italy), edited by Luciano Bolzoni, Idesia, Trento, 2015

All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale Catalogue, Venice, Italy, 2015

E. BADELLINO, Helidon Xhixha: Leggero come l’acciaio, Skira, Milan, 2009

F. POLI, Helidon Xhixha: Plasmare la forma attraverso la luce, Carlo Cambi Editore, Poggibonsi (Siena), 2011