Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo
58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia
Alban Muja Artist

Alban Muja’s work, which takes the form of video installation, short films and documentaries, drawing, painting, and performance, is largely influenced by the ongoing processes of social, political and economic transformation in his native Kosovo and across the wider region of the Balkans. Through his practice, he investigates history and sociopolitical themes, and links them to his position in Kosovo today. He lives and works in Pristina.

Selected solo and group exhibitions include: Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn; Guangdong Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje; MeetFactory, Prague; Forum Stadpark, Graz; James Gallery, New York; Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou; Museum of Fine Art, Split; Trieste Contemporanea; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka; Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana; National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills; Slovak National Gallery; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden Baden; 28th Ljubljana Graphic Biennale; nGbK, Berlin; Cetinje Biennale and others.

He has been the recipient of numerous residencies and fellowships, including: Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; quartier21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna; Tobacna Center/City Museum, Ljubljana; Kuda-Center for New Media, Novi Sad, Serbia; International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York; and Apartment Project, Istanbul.

Arta Agani Commissioner

Arta Agani is Director of the National Gallery of Kosovo and Professor of Typography at Akademia Evolucion for Communication Design in Prishtina. During her work at the National Gallery in Kosovo, Agani has worked with numerous artists and curators, including Thomas Hirschhorn, Grayson Perry, Rosemarie Trockel, Alfredo Cramerotti, Dirk Snauwaert, Jérôme Sans, and Iara Boubnova. In 2017, she curated a solo exhibition by Sislej Xhafa for the Kosovo Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Vincent Honore Curator

Vincent Honoré is Director of Exhibitions and Programmes at MoCo. Montpellier Contemporain. He was part of the curatorial team opening the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2001-2004), and later a member of the curatorial department at Tate Modern, London (2004-2007). In 2007, he became
the founding Director and Chief Curator of DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation), where he led the exhibitions program, including multi disciplinary performances and live events, and a dynamic education program, working with emerging and established artists, such as Laure
Prouvost, Liv Wynter, Ryan Gander, Eddie Peake, Zoe Williams, Haroon Mirza, Sarah Lucas and Jamila Johnson-Small. In 2011, he co-founded the publishing house Drawing Room Confessions, for which he acts as chief editor. In 2017-2018, he was Artistic Director of the 13th Baltic Triennial, which took place across Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga and London. Most recently, between 2017 and 2019, he served as Senior Curator at the Hayward Gallery, where his projects included DO DISTURB, a co-programmed festival of performances at the Palais de Tokyo, an evening of performances for Art Night 2018, and DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics.

Anya Harrison Asst Curator

Anya Harrison is Curator at MoCo. Montpellier Contemporain and an independent writer. In 2017-2018, she was part of the curatorial team for the 13th Baltic Triennial, which took place across Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga and London. Other recent exhibitions and projects include The Return of Memory (co-curated), HOME, Manchester; and Ceremony, a live commission and film by artist Phil Collins for Manchester International Festival ’17. Her writing on contemporary art and culture has appeared in Frieze, Flash Art Internation- al, CURA, Garage Magazine, The Calvert Journal, Modern Painters and in exhibition catalogues.