Remijon Pronja2023-11-12 10:08
Remijon Pronja is a lecturer in the Art and Design department at the Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD). He is also the director of the center – MAD Center “Gëzim Qëndro”
During this period at Polis University, he was engaged in the courses of History of Contemporary Art, Painting and Drawing, and earlier he gave his contribution as a lecturer at the “Jordan Misja” Artistic High School.
In addition to her academic career, Pronja is one of the co-founders of MIZA Galeri, an artist-run space in Tirana (2012 – 2017), dedicated to the promotion and support of emerging artists from Albania and abroad.
He also has a contribution to the artistic scene as a visual artist, his artwork deals with the human condition. Property has always been attracted to the way different cultures have struggled to describe their efforts towards awareness. Thanks to the Master in Fine Arts completed at the University of Milan, it led him to investigate cultural appropriation, borrowing interdisciplinary methods. His installations, paintings and drawings include recurring themes drawn from life and the phobias it spawns. Homesickness, migration and the feeling of loss are among the themes that Pronja brings to life.
Among other things, Remijon Pronja is also the winner of the Ardhje 2018 award and currently a PhD candidate at U-Polis and Unife.
Pronja R. (2023). The Folkloric Spirit Through the Form. In the case of Tirana recents architectural development. OMB. Polis University.
Property R. (2022). Climate change awareness in the Lezha area through artistic practice. OMB. Polis University
Property, R. (2020). About the Work “Wavelengths”. In: Missing Stories – Forced Labor under Nazi Occupation. An Artistic Approach. Edited by Frank Bauman and Tanja Ducker, pages 40 – 49, Goethe Zentrum, Belgrade. Serbia.
Property, R. (2018). Remijon Pronja Oda e Gezi, Nushid AlFarah. In: Ardhje 2007 – 2008. Edited by Marko Stamenkovič, pages 62 – 63 and 75. Pegi Tirana. Tirana, Albania. ISBN 978 9928 233 04 2
Property, R. (2018). Conversation. In: EXGRA-TIA. Edited by Isabella Zamboni. Typografia Altedo srl, Bologna. Italy.
Property, R. (2017). Home. In: Mediterranea 18 – young artists biennale. Page 136. Published by: BJCEM.
Property, R. (2016). Il vuoto nello², Fibonacci Receipt. Chapter: To be an artist. In: The whale that was a submarine, contemporary positions from Albania and Kosovo. Pages 226 – 229. Publication edited by: dr. Fabérnyi Julia, Kálmán Borbála. Published by: Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art. Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 978 963 9537 53 8
Property, R. (2014). Post – trascrizione di una conversazione telematica. Mention In: Post. Edited by Antonio Frugis and Roberto Lacarbonara. Salento Books. Lecce, Italy.
SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
Annex Pilot / Curated by Donika Çina, Tulla Culture Center.
GJON MILI International Video Art Festival / Curated by Yllka Gjollesha, September 5 – September 10, 2022, Korçe, Tirana, Albania. New York, USA. https://gjonmilivaf.com/
The Revolution of the City Around its Dream / Curated by Stefano Romano and Remijon Pronja. Boulevard Art Media Institute in collaboration with MAD Center “Gëzim Qëndro”, Tirane (Albania). https://mad-center.org/the-revolution-of-city-around-its-dream
Missing Stories – Forced Labour under Nazi Occupation. An Artistic Approach / Kuruar prej Mirja Linnekugel, Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e.V. Berlin (Germany). https://missingstories.net/exhibition/exhibition-berlin/
Missing Stories – Forced Labour under Nazi Occupation. An Artistic Approach / Curated by Thomas Elsen, H2 – Center for Contemporary Art in the Glass Palace, Augsburg (Germany). https://missingstories.net/exhibition/exhibition-augsburg/
Missing Stories – Forced Labour under Nazi Occupation. An Artistic Approach / Curated by Adela Demetja, Thomas Elsen, Sanja Kojić. National Historical Museum, (TAL) Tirana Art Lab. https://missingstories.net/exhibition/exhibition-tirana/
Missing Stories – Forced Labour under Nazi Occupation. An Artistic Approach / Curated by Adela Demetja, Thomas Elsen, Sanja Kojić, PI Museums and Galleries of Podgorica. https://missingstories.net/exhibition/exhibition-podgorica/
Missing Stories – Forced Labour under Nazi Occupation. An Artistic Approach / Curated by Adela Demetja, Thomas Elsen, Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Una Popović and Natalija Vujošević. Novi Sad Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina. https://missingstories.net/exhibition/exhibition-novi-sad/
Arkivi i Hapur – Open Archive / on the attention of Valentina Koça, Zeta Galeri, Tirane. https://qendrazeta.com/2020/12/14/open-archive/
Missing Stories – Forced Labour under Nazi Occupation. An Artistic Approach / Curated by Adela Demetja, Thomas Elsen, Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Una Popović and Natalija Vujošević. Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCAB), Belgrade. (Serbia). https://missingstories.net/exhibition/exhibition-belgrade/
BestOf / curated by Valentina Bonomonte and Emanuela Romano, a pick gallery, Turin. Italy. https://apickgallery.com/
Ekrani i Artit Film Festival / Section Curated by Adela Demetja. Art House, Shkodra, Albania. http://www.arthouse.al/project/ekrani-i-artit-2019/?lang=en
Silence For… Curated by Aleksandra Zinovska-Vilic. MKC – Macedonian Cultural Centre. Skopje, North Macedonia.
Reaching Into Transformation / Curated by Xinchen Du. CP Project Space. NYC, USA. https://www.macp.sva.edu/reaching-into-transformation
Executive (Dis)Order: Art, Displacement & the Ban / Curated by Osman Can Yerebakan. Queens Museum. Queens, NY. USA.
Schermo a Schermo/Ekrane përballë / Co – curated by Adela Demetja and Bruno Di Marino. Universiteti i Arteve. Tirana, Albania. https://iictirana.esteri.it/iic_tirana/sq/gli_eventi/calendario/2018/11/schermo-a-schermo.html
Muslim Mulliqi Prize 2018 / Are our Memories History? / Galeria Kombetare Kosove. Curated by Iara Boubnova. Pristina, Kosovo. http://www.residencyunlimited.org/remijon-pronja-featured-in-muslim-mulliqi-prize-2018-are-our-memories-history/
Ardhje Award / Curated by Alban Hajdinaj, Zeta Gallery, Tirana, Albania. https://qendrazeta.com/2018/06/04/ardhje-award-2018-winner/
Exgratia. Collezione Giuseppse Iannaccone / Curated by Adrian Paci dhe Rischa Paterlini. Milano, Italy. https://www.collezionegiuseppeiannaccone.it/collezione-giuseppe-iannaccone-and-art-house-presents-ex-gratia/?lang=en
Idromeno Prize / Curated by Zef Paci & Artan Dracini, Shkoder, Albania.
Parallel Vienna 2017 – Parallel Vienna, Viene, Austria.
Mediterranea 18 – Young Artists Biennale, Curated by Maja Cirič, Tirane-Durres, Albania. https://www.bjcem.org/mediterranea18/
AIRLAB 2016 Exhibition/TICA Residency / Curated by Stefano Romano. Tirane, Abania. http://tica-albania.org/new/en/artists-in-residency
THE WHALE THAT WAS A SUBMARINE – Contemporary Positions from Albania and Kosovo, Curated by Julia Fabényi. Ludwig Museum. Budapest, Hungary. https://www.ludwigmuseum.hu/en/exhibition/whale-was-submarine-contemporary-positions-albania-and-kosovo
This is not a palm tree / Neurotitan Schwarzenberg. Curated by Annika Hirsekorn. Berlin, Germany.
SARA ART FAIR 2015, Sarajevo, BH.
SUPERMARKET 2015 Stockholm Independent Art Fair. Stockholm, SE.
LANGE NACHT DER MUSEEN. Curated by Lana & Rafet Jonuzi, KU(RZ)NTHALLE – Temporary Contemporary Art and Architecture. Bregenz, AU.
Group Exhibition, Robert Kananaj Gallery. Toronto, Canada. https://robertkananajgallery.com/index.php?mact=CGBlog,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=37&cntnt01returnid=64
POST YOUNG ALBANIAN ARTISTS. Curated by Antonio Frugis & Roberto Lacarbonara. Museo Pino Pascali. Polignano al Mare, BA. Italy. https://www.museopinopascali.it/portfolio-items/post-young-albanian-artists/
IDROMENO PRIZE, Curated by Zef Paci. Galeria e Qytetit Shkoder. Shkoder, AL.
ONUFRI PRIZE 2012. “PERCHANCE TO DREAM. Curated by Daniele Capra.GKA, (National Gallery of Art, Albania. https://www.danielecapra.com/testi/onufri-perchance/
Andata / ritorno. Curated by Matilda Odobashi. FAP Gallery. Tirane, ALB.
“Inno alla Gioia e Il Prezzo della Liberta”. Opere Scelte Gallery. Curated by Claudio Cravero. Torino, Italy. 2018 https://operescelte.com/archivio/inno-alla-gioia-e-il-prezzo-della-liberta/
“Untitled in Allegro Moderato”, ZETA Gallery, Curated by Marko Stamenkovic. Tirana, Albania. 2017 https://qendrazeta.com/2017/06/07/untitled-in-allegro-moderato_remijon-pronja/
“REMIJON PRONJA rex anonymous” Curated by Lana & Rafet Jonuzi, critical text by Daniele Capra. KU(RZ)NTHALLE – Temporary Contemporary Art and Architecture. Bregenz, Austria. 2014 http://remijonpronja.net/news.html