Alban Muja (born 1980 in Mitrovica) is a Kosovo based visual artist. He completed his BA and MA at Academy of Fine Arts at University of Prishtina.
Mostly influenced by the social, political and economical transformation processes in wider surrounding region, he investigates history and socio-political themes and links them to his position in Kosovo today. His works cover a wide range of media including video installation, short film, documentary film, drawings, paintings, photographs and performance which have been exhibited extensively in various festivals, art fairs, group and solo exhibitions including Kumu Art Museum, Tallin, Estonia; Guangdong Museum of Art, China; Forum Stadpark, Graz Austria; James Gallery New York; Museum of Fine Art, Split, Croatia; Artists Club ‘CoffreFort’, Brussels, Belgium, Trieste Contemporanea, Italy; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rijeka Croatia; ‘ Zachęta National Gallery of Art Warsaw Poland; Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; Škuc Gallery Ljubljan Slovenia; The National Gallery of Kosovo; Myymala2 Gallery Helsinki; Center for Contemporary Art ‘Stacion’, Prishtina, Kosovo ; Nicodim Gallery, Buchares/Los Angelos; Ludwing Museum, Budepest; Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills; ‘Mardin Biennle’ Turkey ; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany; ‘2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art in the Atomic shelter in Konjic, BH; 28th Ljubljana Graphic Biennale Slovenia; Slovak National Gallery; Museum of Contemporary art of Vojvodina; Sebia; Berlinale ’60; Mestna Gallery, Ljubljana Slovenia; Vitrine Gallery. London UK; NGBK, Berlin; Brot Kunsthalle, Vienna; Göteborg Museum of Art; Cetinje Biennale 5 Montenegro; Nova Gallery, Zagreb Croatia, ect.
He attended various residencies and received number of fellowships in, among others, Braziers International Artist Residency, Braziers Park, OxfordShire, England, KulturKontakt Residency and Q21 Residency, Museum Quarier, Vienna Austria, Artist-in-residence in Tobacna Center/ City Museum, Ljubljana Slovenia, Backyard International Artist Residency, Kuda-Center for New Media”Novi Sad, Serbia, Young visual art award at ISCP Residency, New York USA
ARTSLINK Residency New York, International Artist and Writer Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, USA and Residency in ‘Apartment Project’ Istanbul Turkey.
He lives and works in Pristina, Kosovo.
Useful links: http://albanmuja.blogspot.it/