A Laboratory Against Standstill: The Tirana Art Lab

Essay
First published in: On One Side of the Same Water. Artistic Practices between Tirana and Tangier, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2012

cityscape, modernism

Adela Demetja

Adela Demetja is a curator and author born in 1984 in Tirana, Albania. She holds a master in Curatorial and Critical Studies from the Städelschule and Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Demetja was first trained as a painter and studied from 2002 to 2006 at the Academy of Art in Tirana, Albania.
She is the director of Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art, Albania’s leading independent art institution, which she established in 2010. As an independent curator she has organized, managed and curated numerous international exhibitions and events in different European countries and in the US.

A Laboratory Against Standstill: The Tirana Art Lab