Adela Demetja is a curator born in 1984 in Tirana, Albania. She holds a Master in Curatorial and Critical Studies from Städelschule and Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main. Demetja was firstly trained as a painter and studied from 2002–2006 at Academy of Art in Tirana. She is the director of Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art, independent art institution, which she founded in 2010. As an independent curator, she organized and curated numerous international exhibitions, among others in institutions like National Gallery of Art Tirana, National Gallery of Kosovo, Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Project Biennale D-0 Ark Underground Konjic, Action Field Kodra Thessaloniki, Lothringer 13 Kunsthalle Munich, Villa Romana Florence, Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin. She lives between Frankfurt am Main and Tirana.

Adela Demetja

Edi Muka is an art critic and curator. He is co-director of the Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennale (T.I.C.A.B.), a co-founder and curator of the Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art (TICA), and curator and artistic director (together with Joa Ljungberg) of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art. Since 1999 he is director of the International Center of Culture in Tirana, and he was in charge of the international programme of Tirana’s National Gallery from 2001 to 2006. Edi Muka has curated several shows with Albanian and international artists, among others the Albanian Pavilion at the 48th (1999) and 51st (2005) Biennale di Venezia, and exhibitions in Tirana, Milan, Berlin, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, and New York. He has published extensively on contemporary art in exhibition catalogues as well as international art magazines such as Perpjekja, PamorArt, FlashArt, Springerin, Camera Austria, Manifesta Journal, or Frieze. Edi Muka lives and works between Malmö / Göteborg (SE) and Tirana (AL).

Edi Muka