Born in Durres (Albania), 1970. Lives and works in Milan.
In 1994 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana and moved to Italy to study at the Academy of Brera, Milan and graduated in 2000.
In 1998 she attended the Advanced Course in Visual Arts at the Ratti Foundation, Como – with visiting professor Hamish Fulton. In the last fourteen years she has lived for long spells in various cities abroad (New York, Los Angeles, London and Arizona). In 2000 she won the bursary “Artists in Residence” from the Leube Art Program which took her to Vienna (where she attended master courses by Renée Green and Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Akademie Der Bildenden Kunste) and to Salzburg. In October 2004 “Gallery talk at Apexart Gallery, NY” invited her to speak about her work. In 2005 she won the 2nd Prize in the category “Light Sculptures” of the Targetti Light Art Award 2005 and now her work is part of the Targetti Art Collection and London Deutsche Bank collection. In 2007 she was invited by the Jerusalem Center for the Visual Arts as Artist in Residence. She won the ArtsLink Residency October- November 2008 NY, (USA).
2008 One Night Only the U.S. premiere of the video installation at Taliesin West – Frank Lloyd Wright’s national historic landmark home and studio in Scottsdale – in collaboration with ASU Art Museum, Arizona, U.S.A.
2007 Workshop The Ethiopian Embroiderers in collaboration with Jerusalem Centre for Visual Arts( JCVA), Tel Aviv, Israel. Directed by Nirith Nelson.
2006 “Taipei Contemporary Ink Painting Biennal”. Taipei, Taiwan. Two weeks workshop Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Japan.
2005 Yellow Stickers: Urban intervention project in simultaneously with the 51st Venice Biennale, courtesy Gallery The Flat – Massimo Carasi. (Curated by Elisa Marras).
1999 Workshop and Mercedes Benz Prize Centro d’Arte la Loggia, Montefiridolfi, (FI). Italy. (Directed by Amnon Barzel, Fabio Cavalucci and Pier Luigi Tazzi).
2009 Imagine the possibilities, Gallery Alessandro Bagnai. Florence, Italy. (Curated by James Putnam)
2008 Panoramic Landscapes, Herzliya Museum Israel. The 16 ways, Gallery Braverman By Art Projects Tel Aviv, Israel.
2006 Something in common, Gallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany /Getting lost in Venice it’s wonderful, Gallery Traghetto. Venice,Italy. (Curated by Aurora Fonda).
2005 Object of Desire, Gallery The Flat – Massimo Carasi. Milan, Italy. (Curated by Gabi Scardi).
2004 Viaggio/Trip Studioventicinque, Milan, Italy. (Curated by Paolo Campiglio).
2001 Home sweet home, Gallery “Il Graffio” in Bologna, Italy. (Curated by Michele Robecchi).
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2009 Dritto Rovescio, Triennale Museum, Milan, Italy Marvellous Reality Lalit Kala Galleries (part of the Lalit Kala Akademi- the National Academy of art) organised by Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India.
2008 One Night Only the U.S. premiere of the video installation at Taliesin West – Frank Lloyd Wright’s national historic landmark home and studio in Scottsdale – in collaboration with ASU Art Museum, Arizona, U.S.A. / MLB Home Gallery & Rocca Rinascimentale di Cento (Ferrara) (Curator Marialivia Brunelli). /Micro narratives, Museum of Sant Etiene. France (Curated by Lorand Hegyi). / Médiations Biennale. Un voyage sentimentale 1st Poznan Biennial, Poland /The Bearable Lightness of being- The metaphor of the space, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava., 11th 11th International Architecture Biennale Venice, Italy / Emergenze Creative MAR Museo d’Arte della Città di Ravenna, Italy.( Curator Marialivia Brunelli & Silvia Cirelli) / The thread as the line: Contemporary sewn art, Ellipse Arts Centre, Arlington, Virginia, USA (Curated by Cynthia Connolly) / Women’s Images/Frauenbilder, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany. (Curated by Dr. Heiner Schepers).
2007 Ouverture. Privat tales, Hungarian Academy Rome – Palazzo Dei Falconieri, Rome. Italy (Curated by Achille Bonito Oliva & Lorand (Curated by Lorand Hegyi) / Just in Time, Gallery Riccardo Crespi, Milan. Italy.(Curated by Gabi Scardi)
2006 L’immagine sottile, Galleria Communale d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone. Monfalcone, Italy. (Curated by Andrea Bruciati) Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Japan. / Das Pferd erzählen, Kunsthalle, Göppingen. Germany.(Curated by Dr. Werner Meyer, Dr. Annett Reckert) / Travelling Light. Nothing to lose, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA (Curated by Julia Draganovic).
2005 Viaggio leggero, Niente da perdere, Galleria d’Arte della Provincia di Modena, Chiesa di San Paolo, Modena. Italy. (Curated by Julia Draganovic) / Zone di Transito, Gallery A+A, Venice, Italy (Curated by Aurora Fonda ) Detroit International Film and Video Festival,Museum of New Art (MONA) Michigan, USA.BoundLess,Partecipating/contributing in Jan Christensen installation. Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway. (Curated by Henry Meyric Hughes).
2004 Place for the Self, Apexart, New York ,USA (Curated by Amnon Barzel) /Colours of Albania, National Gallery, Tirana, Albania.(Curated by Edi Muka)
2000 Noi amiamo l’Italia, l’Italia ama noi Mostra a latere del 51° Premio Michetti Palazzo Arnese, Ortona, Italy. (Curated by Edi Muka) / Travelling exhibition Junge Kunst Aus Italien: Kassel/Documenta Halle, Magdeburg/Johanneskirche, Suermondt Ludwig Museum , Aachen. Postdam/Kulturhaus Altes Rathaus, Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein. (Curated by Dr. Ulrich Schneider) / Host Home Gallery 5020 Salzburg, Austria (Curated by Peter Weiermaier and Amnon Barzel).
1999 Show and the Mercedes Benz Prize Installazione nel Arte AmbientaleCentro d’Arte la Loggia, San Casciano in Val Di Pesa, Tuscany. Italy. (Curated by Amnon Barzel and Fabio Cavallucci). / Passaggi a Nord /Ovest V° edition. District La Marmora, Biella. (Curated by Alberto Fiz and Michelangelo Pistoletto) / Workshop held by Hamish Fulton at Corso superiore d’arte visiva organised by Fondazione Antonio Ratti Como. Italy / Tracce di un seminario at the end of the course in Chiesa di San Francesco, Como. Exhibition in Viafarini Gallery, Milan. (Curated by Angela Vetteseet Giacinto Di Pietrantonio).
2005 2nd Prize category “Light Sculptures” Targetti Light Art Award Artefiera 2006, Bologna, Italy.
1999 Mercedes Benz Prize Centro d’Arte la Loggia, Montefiridolfi, Florence, Italy.
Collection of Deutsche Bank, London, UK.
Collection of Targetti Art Light, Florence, Italy.
Collection of Galleria Comunale dell’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Monfalcone, Italy.
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Windows upon oceans – Berlin Wall 20 years after