Alban Muja was born in Mitrovica, Kosovo, in 1980. He currently lives in Prishtina, Kosovo, where he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts. Muja’s artistic practice is mostly influenced by the social and political transformation processes in his home country of Kosovo, but also of the region and beyond. Muja investigates history as well as the socio-political themes and links them to his condition and social position. His work covers a wide range of media including video installation, short films, documentary films, drawings, paintings and performances, and has been extensively exhibited internationally.
Residents from Kosovo
Marinella Senatore is a teacher, film director and director of photography. She also works with drawing, painting and installation. In the last years, Senatore has been working with storytelling as a way to involve the public in the making of an art work. These projects are often collaborative films where the viewer becomes the participant, and the hierarchy between the artist as author and the public as recipient is questioned and renegotiated. As a director of photography, Senatore uses cinema lighting in her film and video installations. She has recently dedicated her time to photography, installation, drawing and painting, investigating the concepts of ‘collective memory’, modalities of narration and the social mechanisms of relationships.
Marinella Senatore teaches Video and Photography at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. She attended the National Film School in Rome, Italy; the XI Advanced Course in Visual Arts at Fondazione Ratti, Como, Italy with visiting professor Alfredo Jaar; the Fine Arts School, Naples, Italy; and currently pursues a PhD in Public Art at University of Castilla-La Mancha. Her work has been exhibited widely in Italy and abroad, incuding Museo MADRE, Naples, Italy; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Moderna Museet, Stockolm, Sweden; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Italy
Christian Schmidt Rasmussen
Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen (b. 1963 in Copenhagen, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in 1992.
In his most recent exhibition, Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen presents a series of new paintings installed upon black walls, upon which small texts are written. A diary written by a vampire, who is the artist himself, is also a part of the exhibition. Schmidt-Rasmussen presents us with stories from his own neighbourhood in Copenhagen, which represents a classic terrain vague, as well as the rest of Copenhagen and Denmark. The paintings communicate atmospheres in which the everyday and the trivial is illuminated by the poetic presence of color and glitter, but also by a melancholic darkness. In his work he addresses the relationship between the immediate and the distant world.