Donika Çina is a young artist, who currently lives in Tirana, Albania. Donika usually works in the medium of video art, video installation and short movies. She graduated from the Faculty of Visual Art – Multimedia, at the Academy of Arts in Tirana and continued to study photography and video at the University of Arts and Design in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and further in the class of Candice Breitz at the University of Art in Braunschweig, Germany. She has been part of numerous national and international exhibitions and projects.
Donika Çina is interested in how the personal situates itself and deals with society and its collective notions, norms and standards. She especially focuses on moments of decision-making, which she understands as a proposition of taking a standpoint, which reflects or rather derives from not only black and white options. Through the process one develops and confronts questions, which then result in the final result of decision-making. Therefore the process can be regarded as a layering system towards taking a stand. This process is reflected on through the mediatic form used in Donika’s work, hence addressing the viewer’s directly to make their own decisions when encountering her work.