PAINTING EXHIBITION

 

  Artist  

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FARIJA MEHMETI

Born 1978 and raised in the village Lepina. I started painting in 2001 after watching my brother Bajram paint scenes of Roma life. I paint portraits of Romani women, mostly from imagination, showing their colorful way of dressing up, in order to preserve this tradition and the culture of the Roma.
Since 2011 I had several exhibitions, some together with Baijram, some indepententely.

Amphitheatre across from the National Theatre

BAJRAM MEHMETI

Born in 1980 in the municipality of Lipljan. Since I started to go to school, I always loved to paint. After primary school, on the advice of my parents, I enrolled at the agricultural school in Lipljan for agricultural technician. I attended this secondary school for four years and finished it in 1998.

In 2000, I started painting classes by Zoran Živković. Inspired by Paul Polansky, an American writer, I started to paint scenes of Roma life from imagination and sold him many in the years 2001 to 2003. He organized for me a first exhibition abroad in Vienna, Austria. Starting from then, I exhibited my pictures in more then ten places up to this day.

Amphitheatre across from the National Theatre

MIRJETA QEHAJA

Mirjeta Qehaja was born in 1995 in Gjakova, Kosovo. From 2014 to 2018 she studied Arts in Pristina; now she is taking on her master’s degree. She has been awarded first place at several academic and non-academic school exhibitions. On September 13, 2017, she launched her first solo exhibition entitled "Barriers", with the message that everybody has to pass barriers if they want to achieve something. Soon she will open her second solo exhibition which will deal with the Holocaust.