#paperworks 01\17 Ledia Kostandini
#PAPERWORKS is a new zine collector’s edition by Private Print that includes designs of a zine in an unified A3 format. Every zine will be an original design in collaboration with an artist from Macedonia or abroad, with the goal to be a medium for their promotion and support. Every zine will numerated, with limited circulation 50 copies and will be published occasionally during the year.
Ledia Kostandini (1983; Tirana, Albania) is an artist and illustrator based in Tirana. Her practice includes different media: photography, painting, installation, intervention, illustration etc. Since 2008 she has been part of different solo and collective exhibitions, residencies and art fairs in Albania as well as abroad. Since 2006 she is working as an illustrator, having several collaborations in Tirana with the most important publishing houses. In 2017 she published her first independent book as an author and illustrator with the title Zing City. This book currently is being part of an exhibition project entitled Visiones Polychromes in Briey France. Artist’s statement: “I wanted to make a funny composition using images I shoot every day around the city, feeling amused by what i find in the urban layers. In this case I have used different informal balconies which are often improvised and meant to live temporarily. And I surely love to add a little bit of imagination to different motives. It led me to this kind of development, in which I am making an ambiguous evaluation of property (Immobile), relying on prescriptions about Automobiles.”