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Ledia Kostandini (b.1983 in Pogradec, Albania), based in Tirana.


2006 Diploma in Fine Arts (Monumental painting), Art Academy of Tirana, Albania
2020-’22 Professor at POLIS University of Design and Architecture, Tirana
2016 - 2018 Adjunct Professor at the University of Arts, Tirana
2018 co-organiser of  the students exchange program  “The Sky Made of Panels” (Tirana - Linz)
2017 Author of the book “Zing City”
since 2008 Works as a freelance illustrator

Selected group exhibitions: 

2022 Balkan Trafik Festival, Brussels, Belgium

2022 “The Revolution of the City around its Dream”,  MAD Center & Bulevard Art Space, Tirana

2022 “Praznine” CultureHubCroatia, Split, Croatia
2021 Tirana Floating Archives, Tirana Art Lab, Albania
2021 “Minimal Standarts” VOGA art project, Palazzo di Citta, Bari, Italy
2021 “A for Unapologetic” DOZA Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2021 “Ambitions” National Art Gallery, Tirana & Prishtina
2020 “South by the Sea” (exhibition with Th.Napoloni & S.Kazanxhi), Galeria e Bregdetit, Vlorë
2017 “Le Corbusier et Léger. Visionspolychromes” (as part of the Documentary and Interactive space of the off-wall exhibition) La cité Radieuse, Briey, France
2017 “Children’s world” National Gallery of Arts, Tirana Albania
2017 Mediterranea Biennale, Tirana, Albania
2016 “BunkArt2” Tirana, Albania
2016 “Imago Mundi Albania”,  art collection
2015 “This is not a palm tree” Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011 “Rewind-Play-Forward”, Akademie Graz, Graz, Austria
2010 “Onufri” National Gallery, Tirana. Albania
2009 “Jeune Creation” Gallery 104, Paris, France
2008 “My space” Haus am LOtzowplatz Gallery, Berlin, Germany. 

 

Solo shows: 

2022 "Wink", mural project in St. Catherine Square,  Balkan Trafik Festival, Brussels, Belgium
2019 “I Look at Them, They Look Back at Me”  Private Print  Studio, Skopje, North Macedonia 
2018 “Let Us Meet in Between” BAZAMENT Art Space, Tirana, Albania 
2016 “Blockwork” TULLA Culture Centre, Tirana, Albania
2014 “Centro Estetike”, MIZA Gallery, Tirana, Albania. 

Residencies 
2022 “Praznine” CultureHubCroatia, Split, Croatia

2020 “Praznine” CultureHubCroatia, Split, Croatia
2012 Residency ISCP, New York, USA
2010 “Rewind-Play-Forward” TICA residency. Tirana. 

Artist talk & Open studio 
2021 “Tulla visual Lab” mentor of public art, Tulla Art Center, Tirana
2020 “Pop in Albania” online conference, Tirana - Austria
2020 “Praznine” CultureHubCroatia, Split, Croa
2018 “When in Zing City” Lecture at KunstUniversitat Linz, Austria
2017 “When in Zing City” Destil, Tirana
2012 Open Studio with Matilda Odobashi, Tirana, Albania
2012 “Open Studio” Ledia Kostandini & Ilija Prokopiev, ISCP, New York, USA 

Art Fairs 
2017 PARATISSIMA Skopje, Macedonia 
2015-2014-2013 “Supermarket Art Fair 2015” Stockholm, Sweden 
2015 “Sara Art Fair” Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina 

Awards 
2020 First prize, “L’italiano tra parola e immagine” Award, Italian Embassy in Tirana
2011 First prize, “Ardhje” Award, TICA, Tirana 
2010 First prize “Idromeno” Art Gallery, Shkodra, Albania 
2010 First prize “See Visions“ Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina