Education 2016-2017 MFA Art, Society and Publics University of Dundee 2006-2012 BA(h)/MA in Visual Arts Athens School of Fine Arts 2000-2004 Diploma in panting and drawing High School Lyceum Elbasan Albania Experiences 2021 Curator and Art Project Developer Argonaut Art Factory Since 2013 Freelance Visual Artist, Curator Art Technician 04/2020 Artist’s Book Curation Drita e Mendjes online publication 04-07/2019 The Artist and Children with autism Creative workshop and art therapy – Elbasan 08/2018 Curator/Co-organizer St. Margarete’s House Art Residency Identity Edinburgh

Kristian Zara was born in 2nd January 1986 in Elbasan Albania. He started studying drawing and painting since he was 11 years old. His studies in fine arts have been leading him into a process of self-development through which creativity is seen not only as the pure nature of mind but also as a way of life. Apart from visual arts, his interest grows as well as in the field of psychoanalysis, politics, sociology and spiritualism-mind-energy. ‘’There are things in life that you can’t describe, define or talk about through words. All these, before anything shaped into their physicality, belong to your inner world. That invisible world where all things are imaginary, fantastical and spiritual. It is the world of hidden layers rising up from below. It can be called the psychic realm entangled within that these things come from. Therefore you have art, through which the interaction between the inner and the outer becomes conscious to undertake a healthy development of the self (of humanity). Art is the language, the physical aspect and the outcome of your internal process’’
Exhibitions Solo 2021 Gjendje të Brendshme - Tirana 2012 Umanita Nostra - Athens 2011 Metavasis - Athens 2011 Kristian Zara’s Thesis - Athens Group 2021 Qytet-Qytet - Tirana 2019 Biennale of Self-portrait - Tirana 2018 Identity - Edinburgh 2018 Polyphonic Murders - Edinburgh 2017 Masters Show - Dundee 2016 Across Mediterranean - Edinburgh 2014 ASKT Alumni 10/11 Exhibition - Athens 2014 On the Road - Saranda 2012 Athens Matter - Athens 2012 Why Art Now - Athens 2011 Art Reflection - Athens 2010 Bipolarity and Art - Athens 2010 Art and the City - Athens 2009 Artist Inspired by Theatre - Athens 2009 Dialogue - Athens
05/2018 Art Director/Curator – Polyphonic Murders – Edinburgh 2015 to 2017 Organizing Committee/Art Director – SynFestival Edinburgh 02-07 2014 Workshop Assistant – ESW Edinburgh 2014 Restoration of Hagiography – Athens 2013 Azadi (freedom) – with C. Turan, activist, writer and journalist – Athens 04-07 2012 Painter/Sculptor – national Opera of Greece 04-07 2011 Stage Technician/Production Manager Assistant – Hellenic Festival – Athens 2007 to 2011 Art Tutor/Curator – Fine Art Foundation Course – Athens
Education 2016-2017 MFA – Art, Society and Publics University of Dundee 2006-2012 BA(h)/MA in Visual Arts Athens School of Fine Arts 2000-2004 Diploma in panting and drawing High School Lyceum Elbasan Albania Experiences 2021 Curator and Art Project Developer Argonaut Art Factory Since 2013 Freelance Visual Artist, Curator Art Technician 04/2020 Artist’s Book Curated Drita e Mendjes online publication 04-07/2019 The Artist and Children with autism – Creative workshop and art therapy – Elbasan 08/2018 Curator/Co-organizer St. Margarete’s House Art Residency Identity Edinburgh
about
Kristian Zara was born in 2nd January 1986 in Elbasan Albania. He started studying drawing and painting since he was 11 years old. His studies in fine arts have been leading him into a process of self-development through which creativity is seen not only as the pure nature of mind but also as a way of life. Apart from visual arts, his interest grows as well as in the field of psychoanalysis, politics, sociology and spiritualism-mind-energy. ‘’There are things in life that you can’t describe, define or talk about through words. All these, before anything shaped into their physicality, belong to your inner world. That invisible world where all things are imaginary, fantastical and spiritual. It is the world of hidden layers rising up from below. It can be called the psychic realm entangled within that these things come from. Therefore you have art, through which the interaction between the inner and the outer becomes conscious to undertake a healthy development of the self (of humanity). Art is the language, the physical aspect and the outcome of your internal process’’
05/2018 Art Director/Curator – Polyphonic Murders – Edinburgh 2015 to 2017 Organizing Committee/Art Director – SynFestival Edinburgh 02-07 2014 Workshop Assistant – ESW Edinburgh 2014 Restoration of Hagiography – Athens 2013 Azadi (freedom) – with C. Turan, activist, writer and journalist – Athens 04-07 2012 Painter/Sculptor – national Opera of Greece 04-07 2011 Stage Technician/Production Manager Assistant – Hellenic Festival – Athens 2007 to 2011 Art Tutor/Curator – Fine Art Foundation Course – Athens
Exhibitions Solo 2021 Gjendje të Brendshme - Tirana 2012 Umanita Nostra - Athens 2011 Metavasis - Athens 2011 Kristian Zara’s Thesis - Athens Group 2021 Qytet-Qytet - Tirana 2019 Biennial of Self-portrait - Tirana 2018 Identity - Edinburgh 2018 Polyphonic Murders - Edinburgh 2017 Masters Show - Dundee 2016 Across Mediterranean - Edinburgh 2014 ASKT Alumni 10/11 Exhibition - Athens 2014 On the Road - Saranda 2012 Athens Matter - Athens 2012 Why Art Now - Athens 2011 Art Reflection - Athens 2010 Bipolarity and Art - Athens 2010 Art and the City - Athens 2009 Artist Inspired by Theater - Athens 2009 Dialogue - Athens