ALBAN MUJA BIOGRAPHY

Alban Muja
Alban Muja

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alban Muja (born 1980) is a Kosovo-based visual artist and filmmaker. Muja lives and works in Prishtina, Kosovo. He completed his BA and MA at Academy of Fine Arts at University of Prishtina.

Influenced primarily by the social, political and economic transformation processes in the wider surrounding region, he investigates history and socio-political themes and links them to his posi- tion in Kosovo today. His work covers a wide range of media, including video installation, short film, documentary film, drawing, painting, photography and performance.

Muja’s work has been been exhibited extensively at various festivals, art fairs, group and solo exhibitions, including Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana; The National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina; Miza Galery, Tirana; Center for Contemporary Art &Station*, Prishtina; Viennafiar, Austria; Myymala2 Gallery, Helsinki; UnionDocs, New York; Able Kulturverein, Berlin; Siz Gallery, Rijeka; &2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art in the Atomic Shelter in Konjic; &Mediterranean 〝 Arrivals and Departure, Ancona; ※Qui Vive?§ Moscow International Biennale, Moscow; 28th Ljubljana Graphic Biennale; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka; Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava; Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad; 1st International Tehran Biennale; Columbia University, New York; Berlinale* 60 Film Festival, Berlin; Delaware Contemporary Center for Arts; VOLTA 5, Basel; Cyberfest, St Petersburg; 53rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen; Open Space, Vienna; NGBK, Berlin; Brot Kunsthalle, Vienna; ARTspace Media Art, New York; Göteborg Museum of Art, Göteborg; Cetinje Biennale 5, Cetnje; Nova Gallery, Zagreb; City Museum, Ljubljana.

Muja attended various residencies and received a number of fellowships: Tobačna 001 residency/ City Museum, Ljubljana; Apartment Project Residency, Istanbul; Young Visual Art Award at ISCP Residency, New York; ARTSLINK Residency, New York; KulturKontakt Residency, Vienna; Backyard International Artist Residency, Kuda-Center for New Media Novi Sad; International Artist and Writer Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico; Braziers International Artist Residency, Braziers Park, OxfordShire.

Since 2012, he has been a resident lecturer of Conceptual Art at the New Media Department at the Faculty of Art, University of Prishtina. He occasionally lectures on his work and contemporary visual art.

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