RECOVERING DATA… …RECOVERING STORIES is the title of Donika Çina’s talk at MAD Center “Gëzim Qëndro” on Tuesday January 28th, 2020.

Artist statement: Donika Çina is interested in how the personal situates itself and deals with society and its collective notions, norms and standards. She especially focuses on moments of decision-making, which she understands as a proposition of taking a standpoint, which reflects or rather derives from not only black and white options. Through the process one develops and confronts questions, which then result in the final result of decision-making. Therefore the process can be regarded as a layering system towards taking a stand. This process is reflected on through the mediatic form used in Donika’s work, hence addressing the viewer’s directly to make their own decisions when encountering her work.

Bio: Donika Çina was born in 1988 in Korça, Albania, studied at Academy of Arts in Tirana Albania, University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca Romania and at University of Art Braunschweig, Germany. She lives in Tirana, Albania. Her works have been exhibited innumerous exhibitions including; TIA MUCH KLIMA, Halle 50, Munchen; Albania is not Cuba, Havana; Dejeuner avec Marubi, Belvedere 21, Vienna; In-Between, Zeta Gallery, Tirana; Double Feature #7, Tirana Art Lab; Ardhje Award, Zeta Gallery Tirana; Tirana Open 1 Book and Art Festival, Tirana; Archivitionism (archivism-activism-exhibitionism), Galeria Plan B Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Autopia Cycle, Eliava Market, Tbilisi, Georgia; The Office Tirana, National Gallery Tirana, Albania and Museo Orientale, Torino, Italy; Guri Madhi Prize, Korçe, Albania.