Alma Bakiaj

b. 1984, Albania. Lives and works in London

Alma Bakiaj is currently pursuing an MA in Fine Art from Middlesex University London. Alma Bakiaj creates mysterious narratives of bizarre domestic settings, exploring the tensions between the physical and the imagined world, origin and ephemerality, personal and collective memory, female sexuality and subjectivity. Her oil paintings are alluring and dark fields of pictorial emotional exploration which speak directly to our contemporary fragmentary culture. Her ghost-like figures introduce a complex reality of the female’s intimate space and psyche. She is also interested in traditional painting techniques, materiality, as well as blocks of colours and shapes and their relationship across the painting.

Alma Bakiaj

Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2015 – Double Feature #2 Alma Bakiaj & Viola Bittl, Tirana Art Lab, Tirana/Albania 
  • 2012 – Anamorphosis Lida Aexiou & Alma Bakiaj, Folklore Museum of Ioannina, Greece

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

  • 2021 – SYNIME_Ambitions, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana
  • 2018 – New Horizons of European Painting III: The Action of the Senses, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
  • 2017 – REMbrand name project, Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2015 – Not Quite There (Watercolor Project), Myro Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2014 – Dare to Repeat, 5th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 2014 – OBSESSION Love, Ritual, Collection, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, UK
  • 2014 – WIN Exhibition Spirit of Womanhood, Gallery at OXO, London, UK
  • 2014 – Live In Your Dreams!, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK
  • 2013 – Thrills and Chills, CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 2013 – Floating Walls, Kodra Fresh Art Festival 2013,Thessaloniki, Greece

Awards & Residencies

  • 2012 – Pavlos & Elisabet Papagianopoulou Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship, Athens
  • 2011 – Ioannis Latsis Foundation IAOA Awards, University of Ioannina
  • 2010 – Ioannis Latsis Foundation IAOA Awards, University of Ioannina
  • 2010 – Lilian Voudouri Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 2008 – Commendation: 5th Biennale of Students of Schools of Fine Arts of Greece, Athens
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2007 – Commendation: Belle Arte Lamia, Lamia, Greece

  • 2005 – Undergraduate Studies in Paris Scholarship: Academy of Athens
  • 2003 – 1st Prize Painting: 9th Panhellenic Peripheral School Competitions of Painting, Thessaloniki

Collections

  • Frissiras Museum of Contemporary Painting, Athens
  • Private collections, Greece

Education

  • 2021-2022 – MA Fine Art, Middlesex University London
  • 2014 – Critical Theory and Contemporary Art Practice Short Course, UAL, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
  • 2010-2011 – MA Painting, School of Plastic Art and Art Sciences, University of Ioannina
  • 2003-2008 – BA Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Fine and Applied Arts Department of the School of Fine Art

Works by Alma Bakiaj

Alma Bakiaj Untitled I: From the series, she figured out that was the way it was supposed to be, 2019 Oil on canvas 160 x 110 cm £3,200 © The Artist

Alma Bakiaj

Untitled I: From the series, she figured out that was the way it was supposed to be, 2019
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Alma Bakiaj Untitled II: From the series, she figured out that was the way it was supposed to be, 2019 Oil on canvas 160 x 110 cm £3,200 © The Artist

Alma Bakiaj

Untitled II: From the series, she figured out that was the way it was supposed to be, 2019
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Alma Bakiaj Untitled III: From the series, she figured out that was the way it was supposed to be, 2019 Oil on canvas 160 x 110 cm £3,200 © The Artist

Alma Bakiaj

Untitled III: From the series, she figured out that was the way it was supposed to be, 2019
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