Fitore Isufi/KOJA, (1982 Gjilan, Kosovo). Graduated and obtained Master Degree in Painting at Art Academy, University of Prishtina.  Her work is conceptual based using drawing, painting, video, texts, installation and performance. In her work she treats social and cultural topics which she combines with her personal experiences, as a reflection of the social, historical, cultural, and political climate, imposed by the country she operates at. Her work has been shown in various projects, individual and collective exhibitions, presentations and different workshops, at a local and international level. She has found interest also in presenting her work through public art in public areas.

Solo exhibitions:

2015 ‘The making of interpretations’, MIZA Gallery
Curator: Ana Frangovska
Place: Tirana, Albania

2014’Koja-Open studio’
Place: Prishtina, Kosovo

2012 ‘1 watermelon, 2 watermelons, 3 watermelons, 4 watermelons, 4 watermelons, 5 watermelons, 6 watermelons, 7 watermelons, 8 watermelons, 9 watermelons, 10 watermelons, 11 watermelons, 12 watermelons, 13 watermelons , 14 watermelons, 15 watermelons, 16 watermelons, 17 watermelons, 18 watermelons, 19 watermelons, 20 watermelons, 21 watermelons, 22 watermelons, 23 watermelons, 24 watermelons, 25 watermelons, 26 watermelons, 27 watermelons, 28 watermelons, 29 watermelons, 30 watermelons, 31 watermelons, 32 watermelons, 33 watermelons, 34 watermelons, 35 watermelons, 36 watermelons, 37 watermelons, 38 watermelons, 39 watermelons, 40 watermelons, 41 watermelons, 42 watermelons, 43 watermelons, 44 watermelons, 45 watermelons, 46 watermelons, 47 watermelons, 48 watermelons, 49 watermelons, 50 watermelons, 51 watermelons, 52 watermelons, 53 watermelons, 54 watermelons, 55 watermelons, 56 watermelons, 57 watermelons, 58 watermelons, 59 watermelons, 60 watermelons, 61 watermelons, 62 watermelons, 63 watermelons, 64 watermelons, 65 watermelons, 66 watermelons, 67 watermelons, 68 watermelons, 69 watermelons, 70 watermelons, 71 watermelons ‘, National Gallery of Macedonia, Chifte Hamam
Place: Skopje, Macedonia

2009 ‘Brothers’ houses’, National and University Library of Kosovo
Place: Prishtina, Kosovo

2000 ‘Apocalips’ IOM Gallery
Place: Gjilan, Kosovo

Collective Selected Exhibitions:

2015 ‘Spacial extension of Art’; Mala Stanica; Skopje, Macedonia
Curator: Ana Frangovska

2014 ‘Lovely days – creative cities and fantastic villages’,Split, Kroaci
Curator: Alban Muja & Renata Poljak

2012 ’10 year of winner awards “Artists of Tomorrow”/Retrospective, Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Eriola Pira.

2010 ‘Net/Rrjet II’, Expoart.40 Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Zeni Ballazhi.
2010 ‘Artist’s choise’ screening program by artist show Sislej Xhafa, Roda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden.
Curator: Sislej Xhafa (curated by Edi Muka).

2009 ‘Muslim Mulliqi Price’, Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Michael Robecchi (London) and Gazmend Ejupi (London).
2009 ‘Net/Rrjet I’, Expoart.40 Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Majlinda Kelmendi.
2009 After EGO, Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Curator: Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva (Bulgaria).

2008 ‘Muslim Mulliqi Price’, Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: D.N.K. FILOART (Berlin) and Zeni Ballazhi (Prishtina).
2008 ‘Art Book Sky “, Contemporary Arts Library, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Judith Raum (Berlin).
2008 ’49 October Salon ‘- Artist Citizen. Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia.
Curator: Bojana Pejic (Belgrade).
2008 ‘XIII Edition of Young Europina and MediterraneanArtists Bennal “, Bari, Italy.
Curator: Kushtrim Sheremeti (Prishtina) and European Apollonia Biennale (Italy).
2007 Exception/Contemporary Art Scene of Prishtina. Contemporary art Museum, Vojvodina, Serbia.
Curator: Gordana Nikolic (Novi Sad) and Krisitian Lukic (Novi Sad).

2007 Exception/Contemporary Art Scene of Prishtina. Context Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia.
Curator: Vida Knezevic (Belgrade) and Ivana Marjanovic (Belgrade).
2007 ‘Art is not a mirror, Art is a hammer’, Rizoma – Space for Contemporary Art, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Mehmet Behluli (Prishtina).

2006 ‘Young Visual Artists Award Winners 2006, Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Young Visual Artist Award in South – Eastern Europe.
2006 ‘Leonhardi kulturproject – Indefinite Ritual ‘, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Curator: Felicia Herrschaft (Frankfurt).
2006 ‘Kosovo Modern Art’ National Gallery, Tirana, Albania.
Curator: Art Gallery (Kosovo) and the National Gallery (Tirana).
2006 ‘Artists of Tomorrow IV’ Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Shkëlzen Maliqi (Prishtina).

2005 ‘Academiy Remix’, Porticus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Curator: Nikola Dietrich (Frankfurt) and Mehmet Behluli (Prishtina).
2005 ‘Missing Identity’, Museum of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Mehmet Behluli (Prishtina).
2005 ‘Move Freely’ Performance – Mother Tereza Square, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Urban FM (Prishtina).

2004 ‘Fishy Art’, Performance – Shopping center – Youth Center, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Urban FM (Prishtina) and Albin Kurti (Prishtina).
2004 ’Earth day” – Public Art
Curator: Iliros (Prishtina)

2003 ‘Enigmatic Coctail, Museum of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo.
Curator: Mehmet Behluli (Pristina).
2003 ‘La Culture de la paix et de la non violence’, Philipe Auguste Gallery, Vernon, France. Curator: ALFA (France).

2000 ‘La Culture de la paix et de la non violence II’, Philipe Auguste Gallery, Vernon, France. Curator: ALFA (France)

Artistic residences:

2006 Artist in Residence, International studio & curatorial program (Iscp), New York, USA.
2002 ‘les Campus PEINTURES ALFA (local association pour la Formation et la Adaption socio-artistic, Vernon, France.
2000 ‘les Campus PEINTURES ALFA (local association pour la Formation et la Adaption socio-artistic, Vernon, France.

Workshops:

2009 ‘Formation of new artistic cultures in the absence of professionals and experts’.
Artist: IZ Őztat (Istanbul)
2009 ‘The documentary in cinema and museums today’.
Artist: Laura Horelli (Finland) and Gerhard Friedl (Berlin)

2008 ‘Contemporary Arts Library as workshop, Contemporary arts library.
Artist: Elke Marhöefer (Berlin)
2008 ‘Politics of Contemporary Art II’, Stacion – Center of Contemporary Art.
Artist: Milica Tomić (Serbia) and Branimir Stojanović (Serbia)
2008 ‘‘Politics of Contemporary Art I’, Stacion – Center of Contemporary Art.
Artist: Stefano Romano (Italy/Albania)

2007 ‘Snowman’, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art.
Artist: Sislej Xhafa (New York)

2007 ‘Art is not a mirror, Art is a hammer’ – Rizoma – Space for Contemporary Art.
Artist: Shkëlzen Maliqi (Prishtina) and Mehmet Behluli (Prishtina)

Projects:

2014 Mural/Public art “Maca që flsin”
Place: Old Caste of Vushtrri, Kosovo

2013 Mural/Public art “Shore of Hope II”
Place: Historical centre of Prizren, Kosovo

2012 Mural/Public art “Shore of Hope I”
Place: Historical centre of Prizren, Kosovo

2011’Follow the Stars II’ – Workshop in painting/music/photography and video with non majority comunities
Place: Punëtoria Fluturistike, Prishtina, Kosovo.

2010’Follow the Stars I’ – Workshop in painting/music/photography and video with non majority comunities
Place: Punëtoria Fluturistike, Prishtina, Kosovo.

2009 ‘Brother’s houses’ Reasearch exhibition and presantation – Rural architecture in Kosovo
Place:National and Univeristy Library, Prishtina, Kosovo
2009 ‘Contemporary Arts Library out of the Box’ – promotion of Video room
Place:National and Univeristy Library, Prishtina, Kosovo
2009 New arrival books II – Contemporary Arts Library
Place:National and Univeristy Library, Prishtina, Kosovo
2009 ‘Artistic performance for children in need’ – In open air – Sheshi ‘Nëna Terezë’
Place:Prishtina, Kosovo

2008:New arrival books I – Contemporary Arts Library
Place:National and Univeristy Library, Prishtina, Kosovo

2005: New arrival books – establishment of Contemporary Arts Library I collaboration with Judith Raum, Adrian Williams and Shanon Bool
Place:National and Univeristy Library, Prishtina, Kosovo

Curatorial work:

2011 International art Prize/’Muslim Mulliqi’, co-curator Valbona Rexhepi
Place: Kosovo Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo

2010 ‘Europe Europe’, co-curator Majlinda Kelmendi
Place: Expoart.40 Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo

2009 ‘Artist of tomorrow-prize VII’ co-curator Sislej Xhafa
Place: Kosovo Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo

Publications:

2011 ‘Another World. Inspiring. ‘Evolart’, I-st nr. (Nov 2011), Prishtina, Kosovo.

2010 ‘She, Nita Zeqiri /Review ‘In the world of theate’/‘Koha ditore’/’Fjala e lirë’ (December 2010), Prishtina, Kosovo.
2010 ‘Pipe’s seed’ story/ ‘fjala e lirë’/’Express gazeta/ (November 2010), Prishtina, Kosovo.

2009 ‘Intrnational Contemporary Art Magazine RES Art World/World Art No. 3 (May 2009, Istanbul), Istanbul, Turkey.

Press:

2013 ‘Slobodni i suvereni/Free and sovereign – Art, theory and politics’. A book/A collection of Essays and Interviews on Kosovo and Serbia
Place: Serbi.

2012 ‘The idea as a concept, Materialization of the Immaterial’ Ana Frangofska/Artist’s catalogue
Place: Skopje, Macedonia

2010 ‘No exception’ – Ana Vujanovic
Place Serbia

2009 ‘The artistic emancipation of our women’ Mustafa Ferizi – ‘Zëri’
Place: Kosovo

2006 ‘Stain of Purity’ Gëzim Qëndro – ‘Shekulli’
Place: Albania

Prices:

2006 ‘Artists of tomorrow IV’ (first prize), Art Gallery, Prishtina, Kosovo.
2006 ‘Special Prize – Artist of the year 2006, Department for Culture, Youth and Sports in Gjilan, Kosovo.

2004 ‘Student of the Year/Esat Valla Class, Prishtina, Kosovo.

Collectons:

2010’ The Israel Center for Digital Art/Mobile & Video Archive/Center for digital art of Israel
Video: ‘Japonia’/2’/2006, Kosovo