TICA is proud to announce the launch of its extended residency program:
TICA A.I.R. LAB
The AIR LAB consists of a re-worked profile of the existing artist in residency program of TICA. Through the generous support of Princ Claus Culturfund, and as part of the Network Partnership grant of the foundation, TICA AIRLAB will be able to organize two residency periods per year, for a period of three years. The residencies will be thematic, with a different theme to be explored every year. The residencies will also be multidisciplinary, with a focus on contemporary art but extending to other forms of expression, including theater, music, performance and architecture. Two other novelties within AIRLAB are the sending of one Albanian artist at a residency abroad, and a yearly digital publication, with documentation of the works and theoretical contributions on the yearly theme of the residency.
Alketa Ramaj, Donika Çina, Sokol Peçi
E premte, 2 Dhjetor 2011, ora 18:00, Galeria ZETA
TICA – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art and Zeta Gallery present the final exhibition of the A.I.R. program 2011. The participating artists of A.I.R. #7 were selected among the participants of ARDHJE Award 2011. They have developed their research work while in residency during September – October 2011.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 6:00pm until Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:00pm
Slovenská národná galéria, Esterházyho palác, Nám. Ľudovíta Štúra 4
The Young Visual Artists Awards program (YVAA) is an international award program for young visual artists in Central and South Eastern Europe organized by The Foundation for a Civil Society (FCS) and affiliates in ten countries in the region. Since 1990 this annual program with national exhibitions and awards, now includes residencies at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. Founded in Czechoslovakia, with the Chalupecky Award, the program has gradually expanded to include a network of similar awards in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Albania, and Bulgaria.
SOLO EXHIBITION IN TIRANA _ 25th June – 20th July 2011
Curated by Claudia Zanfi (Director of aMAZElab Milan) and Edi Muka (Director of TICA, Tirana)
As part of the ARCIPELAGO BALKANI project, devised by Claudia Zanfi and held in
collaboration with the Culture Office of the European Community, on the occasion of their
first solo exhibition in Tirana entitled “Alternative Tirana”, the international collective
Alterazioni Video (Milan/ Berlin/ NYC), presents the first preview of a project made up of
over 500 Polaroid snapshots taken during their stay in Albania in the summer of 2010. During
their journey, the artists observed the reality around them, exploiting the distance that sets
them apart from being inhabitants of the country. This fruitful mental state, one of active
and imaginative observation, is what all travellers find themselves in when fascinated by the
surrounding reality of a foreign country, perhaps also by virtue of the fact that they are unable
to understand it completely.
Location: Sarajevo, 20-25. June
The workshop was part of the long term project INDIVIDUAL UTOPIAS NOW AND THEN – Discontinuity of generation dialogue or what do we have in common, which is realized in cooperation with SCCA/pro.ba from Bosnia Herzegovina, http://www.pro.ba/; T.I.C.A. from Albania, www.tica.albania.org and New Media Center kuda.org from Serbia, www.kuda.org. The project “Individual Utopias Now and Then” is supported by Swiss Cultural Program in the Western Balkans, http://www.scp-ba.net
THE CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD
After an intense research process that started in March, the selection and curatorial team consisting of Zef Paci, Tina Finnäs and Valentina Koca, announces the list of talented artists, participants of the Grand Finale of Contemporary Art Award, ARDHJE 2011. This year 36 artists submitted an application for the competition.
TICA – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art and ZETA Gallery proudly present:
An exhibition project resulting from the two month long research of the TICA A.I.R. participants
Ledia Kostandini, Marlene Hausegger and Enkelejd Zonja.
Wednesday, November 10, at 6.00 pm, at ZETA Gallery, Hekla Center, Rr. Abdyl Frasheri, pall 31, A/4, 2nd floor (above Euromax)
Enabled through the generous support of FAVA - Foundation for Visual Arts, and Austrian Embassy in Tirana
TICA – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana www.tica-albania.org
Lala Raščić, Sarajevo, Zagreb, New Orleans http://lalarascic.com
Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art / SCCA, Sarajevo http://scca.ba
Zeta Gallery, Tirana, www.zetagaleri.com