LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Laura Paja (b. 1995 Shkoder) born in Albania moved to Italy at the age of thirteen. In 2014 she began the three-year cycle at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, graduating in 2018 with the thesis entitled Adrian Paci Riti di passaggio. She currently lives and works in Milan where she attends the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and is followed by professor Omar Galliani.
Her work investigates issues such as the role of women in Albanian society and the practice of arranged marriage and it is according to this direction that her portraits are born. Her subjects take charge of these experiences and through the use of techniques ranging from pen to oil pastels she represents a flow of images that starts in the memory and ends on paper, with a sign that catalyzes the emotion and gives it shape.
Interested in men's gestures and rituals, she used video, installation and sound to be able to give voice and body to suppressed or exasperated emotions, brought to fiction, due to the rules and codes of a patriarchal society.
2019, Exhibition Dona le tue rughe at Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, curator Maria Cristina Galli, Milano
2019, Workshop with Omar Galliani and Gaetano Grillo for the experimental theatrical show Acca of Diego Boiocchi, Tortona Theater
2018, Exhibition at Spazio Hus, curator Andrea Del Guercio, Milano
2017, Exhibition at Animavì Festival, curator Simone Massi, Pergola
WHO I AM
Laura Paja, born in Albania and lives in Italy. Work on arranged marriage and patriarchal society.
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