Lala is an artist and Professor of Art and Photography at De Montfort University, Leicester UK. Her
recent exhibitions include: 'wisdom today and forever' curated by Monika Szewczyk at the National Museum of Photography Marubi
, Albania; ‘the needle, the haystack, the thread’ at The Arts Club of Chicago; and ‘Select Haystacks (1989 - ongoing) at the Alberto Peola Contemporary Art Gallery, Italy ( 3 November – 28 February 2019). She is recently exhibited in ‘Light, observed’ at the Karst Gallery, Plymouth UK and is artist in resident in a collaboration with Abigail Lane at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art which will follow with an exhibition .
1972 photo by Tina Hall
She was born in Sarajevo, 1966, to an Albanian father and British mother. She came to Britain in the 1970s. She studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London University (1985/88) and MA at Pristina University, Kosova (1988/90). Her first show was in Damien Hirst’s landmark exhibition “Freeze”, London (1988) that is famous for launching the Young British Artists (YBA). She has represented Albania in the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999. She has exhibited nationally and internationally with many solo shows including at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, Germany throughout Italy and Albania. She has also exhibited in many group shows in the UK, USA, China, and Continental Europe. She took part in documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel 2017 with Blood Memory and Haystacks series.