Alban Muja (born in Mitrovica in 1980) is a visual artist and director living in Kosovo. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Prishtina. Mainly influenced by the processes of social, political and economic transformation in the region, the artist explores the history and socio-political topics by linking them to his stance in Kosovo. Muja’s works are diverse and include installations and videos, short films, documentary films, drawings, paintings, photographs and performances, which are widely exhibited at various festivals, art fair, group exhibitions and personal exhibitions such as the Museum Ludwing in Budapest, the Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw, the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, Parallel Vienna and Trieste Contemporanea in Trieste, Italy; Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Rijeka, Croatia; Institute for Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia, Škuc Gallery in Ljubljana, Slovenia; Kosovo National Gallery in Pristina, Kosovo; Miza Gallery in Tirana; Center for Contemporary Art “Station” in Prishtina, Kosovo; Myymala2 Gallery in Helsinki, Finland; UnionDocs in New York, USA; Able Kulturverein in Berlin, Germany; Rijeka Gallery, Croatia; The Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, USA, the Budapest Gallery and the Kiscell Museum in Budapest, Hungary, the Second Biennial of Contemporary Art and the Mardin Biennle Atomic Skyscraper in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina; “Mediterranean-Arrivals and Departure” in Ancona, Italy; Moscow International Biennale “Qui Vive?” In Moscow, Russia; Bienalen XXVIII Graphic of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia; Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia; Vojvodina’s Contemporary Art Museum; Tehran International Bienalen; Columbia University in New York, USA; 60th Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany; Contemporary Arts Center Delaware, USA; VOLTA 5 in Basel, Switzerland; Cyberfest in St. Petersburg, Russia; 53rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany; Open Environment in Vienna, Austria; Mestna Gallery in Ljubljana, Slovenia, NGBK in Berlin, Germany; Brot Kunsthalle in Vienna, Austria; Art Media Art Space in New York, USA; The Gothenburg Museum of Art; Bienalen V in Cetina; Nova Gallery in Zagreb, Croatia, etc.
Muja has been invited by many residencies for artists and has won a range of scholarships: Q21, at the Quarte Museum Residence in Vienna, Tobačna Rezidencija 001 / City Museum in Ljubljana, Slovenia; Residency of Building Projects in Istanbul, Turkey; the Visual Arts Award of Young People at the ISCP Residence in New York, USA; ARTSLINK Residency in New York; KulturKontakt residence in Vienna, Austria; International Backyard Artists’ Residency, New Media Center Kuda Center in Novi Sad, Serbia; The International Residency of Artists and Writers, the Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico, USA; Braziers International Residency, Braziers Park in Oxfordshire, England.