Kristian Zara was born in 2nd January 1986 in Elbasan Albania. He started studying drawing and painting since he was 11 years old.  

Apart from visual arts, his interest grows as well as in the field of psychoanalysis, politics, sociology and spiritualism-mind-energy.  

Education

MFA – Art, Society and Publics – University of Dundee. 2016-2017

BAH/MA in Visual Arts – Athens School of Fine Arts. 2006-2012

Diploma in panting and drawing  – High School Lyceum – Elbasan Albania. 2000-2004

Courses | Seminars Attended 

Exhibition Curatorial Course – S. Cook. 02/2017

Artist’s Book – DCA Dundee. 04/2017

Metal Work – Casting – ESW Edinburgh. 04-05/2015

Art Teacher – Secondary School 23 Athens. 03/2012

Rembrandt Van Rijn – Prof. Ernst Van de Wetering – Benaki Museum, Athens. 2011

Experiences | Employment 

Freelance Visual Artist, Curator, Art Technician – since 2013

Political Activism – since 2018

Artist’s Book Curation – Drita e Mendjes, online publication of Albanian artists. 04/2020

The Artist and Children with autism – Creative workshop and art therapy – Elbasan. 04-07/2019

Curator/Co-organiser – St. Margarete’s House Art Residency Identity – Edinburgh. 08/2018

Art Director/Curator – Polyphonic Murders – Edinburgh. 05/2018

Organizing Committee/Art Director – SynFestival Edinburgh. 2015 to 2017

Workshop Assistant – ESW Edinburgh. 02-07 2014

Restoration of Hagiography – Athens. 2014

Azadi (freedom) – with C. Turan, activist, writer and journalist – Athens. 2013

Painter/Sculptor – national Opera of Greece. 04-07 2012

Stage Technician/Production Manager Assistant – Hellenic Festival – Athens. 04-07 2011

Art Tutor/Curator – Fine Art Foundation Course – Athens. 2007 to 2011

Exhibitions

Solo – Umanita Nostra, Athens 2012. Metavasis, Athens 2011. Kristian Zara’s Thesis, Athens 2011.

Group – Biennale of Self-portrait, Tirana 2019. Identity, Edinburgh 2018. Polyphonic Murders, Edinburgh 2018. Masters Show, Dundee 2017. Across Mediterranean, Edinburgh 2016. ASKT Alumni 10/11 Exhibition, Athens 2014. On the Road, Saranda 2014. Athens Matter, Athens 2012. Why Art Now, Athens 2012. Art Reflection, Athens 2011. Bipolarity and Art, Athens 2010. Art and the City, Athens 2010. Artist Inspired by Theatre, Athens 2009. Dialogue, Athens 2009. Students’ Works, Andro island 2009.

Self_Publication | Published | Research

Drita e Mendjes – Published Online 04/2020

Work published – A5 Magazine, UK 2019

Tirana International Self-Portrait – Published in 2019 (ISBN 978-9928-149-82-4)

Turan, C. and Zara, K. (2017). Chromata pou muithikan stis zoes mas. Athens: Papazisis. (ISBN 978-960-023330-8)

Psyche – Published in 2010

Zara, K. (2017). Meta-Morphosi, Artist’s Writings. Self-published: ISSUU (ISBN 978-197-564321-8)

Zara, K. (2017). Endeavour, MFA Dissertation. Self-published: ISSUU (ISBN 978-024-490687-0)

(5 July 2017). A Questionnaire for self-understanding Work by a collective group of artists completing the MFA Art, Society & Publics at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee

Artistic Research – ‘‘Endeavour’’ Exploring the Inner Self (2016/17)  Field of studies:

  • Psychoanalysis and Art
  • Art and Occult
  • Soul and Meditation

Art Practice and Methods (2016 to current) – Unpublished.

Field of studies:

  •  Rudolph Steiner’s Art as Inner Activity
  •  Socrates’ methodology
  •  Jordan Peterson’s on Responsibility and Intergration
  •  Paul Kle’s Writings
  •  Way of Perception

People’s Predetermination to conceive the Visual Arts (2008 to current) – Unpublished.

Field of studies:

  • Personal notes of life-experiences
  • Reflectionism
  • Conversation and Dialogue
  • Experientialism

Membership

Chember of Fine Arts of Greece

  • Member since 2012

Diem25’

  • Member since 2018