She is an artist and Reader in Art and Photography at De Montfort University, lecturing in photography and video in the School of Arts
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 YBA Young British Artists. 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 was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Foundation Photography Prize in 2016 for her solo show “Blood Memory” at the National Art Gallery of Kosova. Lala’s work is currently showing at documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel 2017.