Olaf Brzeski’s practice is rooted in surrealist visions, which he puts into life via film, three-dimensional sculptures and installations. His comments about his own works do not so much mirror his personal interpretation, but narrate fictional stories, illustrated in the artworks or, in fact, made believable through the existence of the latter. This is the way in which Brzeski generates new worlds and their inhabitants.
Residents from Poland
Artan Hajrullahu’s work is preoccupied with themes of everyday life and nostalgia. His drawings depict quotidian scenes and memories of the artist’s childhood, where the relationships between human beings and household objects tell poetic stories.
Artan Hajrullahu (born 1979 Gjilan, Kosovo), studied painting at the Academy of Arts, University of Prishtina. Hajrullahu teaches painting at the Visual Arts High School in Gjilan. He has exhibited in group shows at the National Museum of History, Tirana, 2007; The International Biennial of Drawing, Prishtina, 2010 and Varg e Vi Contemporary Art Center, Gjilan, 2010. His solo exhibitions have been held at the National Museum of History, Tirana, 2006; Kosovo Gallery of Arts, Prishtina, 2010 and the Bajraktari at Tetris, Prishtina, 2011. In 2013 he was awarded the Kosovo Artist of Tomorrow prize and the Artist of the Year, Gjilan.
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Residents from Kosovo
Alketa Ramja’s work is typified by an incessant curiosity and permanent study of new forms of expression, which reveals a striking independence in terms of applying her own critical and personal working methods.
Alketa Ramaj (born 1983 in Permet, Albania) graduated in 2006 from the Academy of Arts, Tirana. She was the recipient of the 2012 Onufri Award and 2013 Ardhja Award. Her work has been exhibited in Albania and abroad in exhibitions and venues including: Basement, Basel, 2013; Artists in Residence, Artpoint Gallery, Vienna, 2013; La Fenice Gallery, Venice, 2012; The National Gallery of Tirana; What Happened to the General?, FAP Gallery, Tirana; MulliqiPrize, National Gallery, Prishtina; Feedback 1989, Dajti Hotel, Tirana, 2009; Constructing Space, Deutsche Welle, Berlin, 2008 and Tirana-Transfer, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, 2006. Ramaj lives and works between Tirana and Venice.