Biography

Remijon Pronja (b. Albania, 1984, he lives in Tirana).

 

Pronja’s artwork is about human condition. He has always been drawn toward the way whereby different cultures have struggled to describe the attempts of human beings to become the owners of their existences. His MA in Fine Arts at the University of Milan led him to investigate cultural appropriation adopting a interdisciplinary method.

 

His installations, paintings, and drawings encompass recurring themes taken from human existence and phobias. An interdisciplinary method, homesickness, migration and sense of loss are among the topics Pronja brings to life to shed light on social issues.

 

He is also a co-founder of MIZA Galeri [www.mizagaleri.com], an artist-run space in Tirana devoted (since 2012) to the promotion and support of emerging artists from Albania and abroad. Some of his solo echibitions are: “Inno alla Gioia e Il Prezzo della Liberta”, Galleria Opere Scelte, Torino (2018), “Untitled in Allegro Moderato”, Zeta Gallery, Tirana (2017), and “rex anonymous”, Ku(rz)nthalle Bregenz, Austria (2014). He took part in numerous group exhibitions, among which:: “Exgratia”, Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone, Milan (2018); “Idromeno Award”, Shkodër (2017); Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, Tirana (2017); “The Whale That Was a Submarine”, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2015); “Post Young Albanian Artists”, Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali (2013); Onufri XIX: “Perchance to Dream”, National Art Gallery, Tirana (2012).Remijon is the winner of the 2018 Ardhje Award.