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
Regine Müller-Waldeck was born 1975 Greifswald, Germany. She studied media arts, and photography at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, and received a Meisterschüler degree in 2008.
A frequently encountered feature of Müller-Waldeck’s object installations is the construction of usually two linked elements in which the structures of relationships and power are reflected, a gamut that ranges from the individual’s relationship to him or herself through interpersonal relationships to the relationship between the State and civil society. Müller-Waldeck sees her works as ‘psycho-social landscape’. Although they transmit images that seem harmless and even playful at first sight, whose fragile construction appear vulnerable and in need of protection, her installations later drag the viewer towards the uncanny, the latent violence of an imminent collapse. (Gregor Hose)
Residents from Germany
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.