Iva Lulashi (1988) was born in Tirana, Albania. She lives and works in Milan. In 2016 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Her work starts from traces found, scene photos or frames that reflect the visual language of an Albanian story, which has never been consciously lived where it begins to incorporate erotic movies, confusing the border between the communist propaganda stills in the movies, scenes of sex, and healthy outdoor activities.
Iva was part of the collective Malutta Foundation with which she has taken part in various projects such as the Malutta Black Market Foundation, Monitor Gallery in Rome, Malutta Meets the Albanian Pavilion Foundation, workshop, Venice Biennale and Rob Pruitt’s flea market, AplusA Gallery in Venice.
She has participated in workshops in Venice (Forte Marghera), Bruges (Het Entrepot), Salzburg (Nata Wien), Shkoder (Arthouse) and Milan (Viafarini in residence). Iva has exhibited her works in various spaces such as: “Biennale Mediterranea”, Galeria kombtare e arteve (Tirana), “Premio Francesco Fabbri”, Villa Brandolini (Treviso),”Premio Combat”, Giovanni Fattori (Livorno), ”Uninspired Architetur: Public Space and Public Memory in Albania” Sincresis Arte Gallery (Empoli), ”Frames”, Villa Rondinelli, Archivio Porcinai (Fiesole), ”Where i feel, there i am”, Miza Gallery (Tirana), Collezione Giuseppe Iannaccone (Milano),”Love as a glass of water”, Salzburger Kunstverein (Salisburgo), “Eroticommunism” Prometeogallery (Milan), BienNolo (Milan)