Lorena Kalaja was born in Tirana, Albania. She has graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana and completed her masters in fine arts at Herbert H. Lehman College in New York. She lives and works in New York. She was assistant curator of current exhibitions on 2015-2016 at Islip Art Museum, NY. Over her career she has participated in numerous exhibitions of her work which includes, video, multimedia installations, photography and other mediums.
“I am interested in the individual’s relationship with the environment, specifically with social, political structures, systems, and architectural spaces.
In my studio practice, I seek to materialize the essence of my physical and spiritual life experiences via the use of video, multimedia installations, photography and other mediums, searching for their inner symbolic and universal meanings.”