Bio

Contact
matilda_odobashi@hotmail.com
Education
2018 – … Formation in psychoanalysis, with the support of Fondation du Champ Freudien, Paris (FR)
2012 – 2015 MA in Cultural Anthropology, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies, Tirana (AL) (not completed)
2006 – 2010 Diploma of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Tirana (AL)
Solo / Two Shows 
2018 – Two exhibition, Size Matters, Vienna (AT)
2016 – The passenger, Traklhaus auf der Festung, Salzburg (AT)                                              – WHITE, Two exhibition, Zeta Art Center / Gallery, Tirana (AL)
2014 – The Chronic, Two exhibition, Zeta Art Center / Gallery, Tirana (AL)
2012 – Open Studio, Tirana (AL)
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 – Ambitions, National Gallery of Arts, Pristina (KS)
2021 – Ambitions, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana (AL)
2019 – Ardhje Award 2019, T.I.C.A – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Zeta Art Center/ Gallery (AL)
2018 – Muslim Mulliqi Price, National Art Gallery, Prishtina (KS)                                               – Artist Presentation, TICA Air program, Zeta Art Center / Gallery, Tirana (AL)
2017 – Maeutics, FLUC, Vienna (AT)                                                                                                 – It looks like…, Zeta Art Center / Gallery, Tirana (AL)
2016 – The whale which was a submarine Contemporary Art in Albania and Kosovo, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Arts, Budapest (HU) 
          – Ardhje Award 2016, T.I.C.A – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana Ekspres, Tirana (AL)
          – Work Presentation of Artist in Residence, Austrian Federal Chancellery in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria, Concordia Platz, Vienna (AT)
          – Le Smanie Per La Villeggiatura – Suppiej & Zanato Summer Studio, Venice (IT)
2015 – Der albanische Weg: Sammulung der Nationalen Kunstgalerie und Zietgenossische Kunstler, Landtag NRW, Dusseldorf (DE)
          – Art Market Budapest, Budapest (HU)
          – Parallel Vienna, Vienna (AT)
          – A day like any other…, Zeta Art Center / Gallery, Tirana (AL)
          –Tirana Open 1- Pamur, FAB Gallery, Tirana (AL)
2014 – Udhët 4 – Professor’s exhibition of the Faculty of Fine Arts – FAB Gallery, Tirana (AL)                                                                                                                                             – Let us start from the middle, Tirana Art Lab Center for Contemporary Art, Tirana (AL)
2013 – Jaw Dick Chodz Zobacz, Sztuki Jatki Gallery in Nowym Targu (PL)
          –100 km Art- Tirana Shkodra Public Art Paracours, National Road Tirana- Shkodra,  Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art, (AL)
          – Udhët 3 – Professor exhibition of the Faculty of Fine Arts – FAB Gallery, Tirana, Albania
          – Ardhje Award 2013, T.I.C.A – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana Ekspres, Tirana (AL)
          – Idromeno Award, National Gallery of Shkodra, Shkodra (AL)      
2012 – Udhët 2- Professor exhibition of the Faculty of Fine Arts – FAB Gallery, Tirana (AL)
          –100 years self-dependence, Online Publication, Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art, http://100vjetvetevaresi.wordpress.com                                                            
          – Udha, Metropol Theater, Tirana (AL) 2011 – Onufri XVII- I am ART-ist, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana (AL)
          – Squat the city, Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art, Tirana (AL)
2010 – Boje Granica, King Nicole Castle, Bar (ME)                                                                         – AMC Price, FAB gallery, Tirana (AL)
          – Glaxo Smith Kline Price, Tirana (AL) 
Residencies/Workshops
2018 – TICA (Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art)  Air Program, Tirana (AL)
2016 – KulturKontakt Austria, Austrian Federal Chancellery in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria, Vienna (AT)
          – Artist talk, Academy of Fine Arts and KulturKontakt Austria, Vienna (AT)
          – Exhibition Installation Course, British Council and the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Banja Luka (BA)
2015
           – Sumer School as School, Stacion
           – Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina (KS) 2014 – Free Home University, AIR program, Loop House and Musagetes, Lecce (IT) (2nd session )                                               – Salzburg Künstlerhaus studio, Land of Salzburg (AT)                                                        
2013 – Free Home University, AIR program, Loop House and Musagetes, Lecce (IT) (1st session)
          – Daw Dikh, Zakopane (PL)
          – Polifoni (pa fustanellë), Freudian Circle and Albanian Lacanian Circle, Academy of Arts, Tirana (AL) (http://nyjelakim.net/read/?p=776)
          – Balkan Express Caravan – Art in the Balkans, Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj-Napoca (RO)
2010 – Due mari, un popolo, un amicizia, Vlora Municipality and FORMA Milano, Vlora (AL) 
Scholarships/Awards
2018 – Finalist at Ardhje Award, TICA – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art and Zeta Art Center / Gallery, Tirana, Albania
2016 – KKA Residence Fellowship, KulturKontakt Austria and The Federal Chancellery, Vienna (AT)
          – Finalist at Ardhje Award, TICA – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana, Albania
2013 – Finalist at Ardhje Award, TICA – Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art, Tirana (AL)
2010 – Third place, Glaxo Smith Kline Price, Tirana (AL)
Projects & Interests 
2019 – …. – Ergo-therapist at Child & Family Unit Nyjelakim, Tirana (AL)
2018 – …. – Secretary of Group du Champ freudien en Albanie, Tirana (AL)                    
2018 – … – Professor for Visual Arts,  Ecole Française Internationale de Tirana (AL)
2018 –  Pavillion K, Curator of the solo show of artist Maksud Vezgishi,  National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina (KS)
2017 – “Turp/Trup”, Curator, group exhibition within the frame of the month against homophobia, in collaboration with The Alliance Against LGBT Discrimination, Kapanoni, Tirana (AL)
2016 – Parallel Vienna Fair, International curator, Vienna (AT)
2014 – 2016 – Coordinator, Zeta Art Center / Gallery, Tirana (AL)
2014 – 2016 – Artistic coordinator, Alliance Against LGBT Discrimination, Tirana (AL)
2011 – 2015 – Adjunct professor at the University of Arts, Department of Visual Arts, Tirana (AL)
2014 – Home, Curator of the solo show Sead Kazanxhiu,  National Museum, Tirana (AL)
2012 – Andata- Ritorno, Curator, Group exhibition, FAB Gallery, Tirana (AL)
2011- 2013 – AIR Program Coordinator, Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art, Tirana (AL)