Nada Prlja was born in Sarajevo, lived in Skopje since1981. Prlja moved to London in 1998 and since 2014 she lives between Skopje and London. She received an MPhil Research Degree from the Royal College of Arts, London, after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Skopje, Macedonia and previously from the National High School of Fine Art in Skopje.
Prlja took part in following international biennales: 5th Moscow Biennale (Film Program), Moscow (2013); 7th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (2012); Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010), International Printmaking Biennale, Ljubljana (2009) and Varna International Biennale, Varna (2008).
Selected solo exhibitions: FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art, Praha (2013); Lakeside Kunstrum, Klagenfurt (2010); MC Gallery, Zagreb (2009); The Museum of City, Vzigalica, Ljubljana (2009); Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (2008); National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje (2007), etc.
She took part in number of group exhibitions: White Cube, London (2013); Calvert 22, London (2013); Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2013); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2013); Dorsky Gallery, New York (2012); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Szuki Museum, Lodz (2011); INIVA Institute of International Art, London (2009); David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2009); Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana (2009); Tina B – Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague (2008), Hong-Gah National Museum, Taipei (2008), Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2008), etc.
Prlja was a senior tutor in Istituto Marangoni, London (2005-2013) and visiting tutor mainly in London Metropolitan University (2005-2013); other universities that she was a tutor and held lectures are: Goldsmith University, London; LSE, London; University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, etc.