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Ms Lala Meredith-Vula

Job: Reader in Art and Photography

Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Media and Communication

Research group(s): Photography and Video

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 207 8674

E: lala@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.lalameredithvula.com

 

Publications and outputs 

  • "Folk Art * Sex Fantasy * Kosova Myths * London diaries"

    Meredith-Vula, L. A. (2015) "Folk Art * Sex Fantasy * Kosova Myths * London diaries"
. GX Gallery
  • Blood Memory
    Meredith-Vula, L. A. (2015) Blood Memory. National Gallery of Art, Kosova
  • Shifting borders: solo exhibition with catalogue
    MEREDITH-VULA, L.A. 22 May - 21 August 2007. Shifting Borders. Prishtina:The Kosova Art Gallery. 06 November - 20 November 2007. Shifting Borders. Tirana:The National Gallery of Arts.
  • Four elements
    Meredith-Vula, L., Floridi, M. and Delbene, G. (2006) Four elements. Barcelona: Actar D.
  • Quattro elementi - four elements
    MEREDITH-VULA, L.A. 05 March - 02 April 2006. Quattro Elementi. Rome: Galleria Doria Pamphilj Exhibition and accompanying book Floridi, M., Delbene, G. and Meredith-Vula, L. (2006) Quattro Elementi. Un progetto di paesaggio tra arte e Natura, Barcellona, Actar [Italian ISBN 84-96540-25-1; English ISBN 84-96540-26-X]
  • Women and water: solo exhibition
    MEREDITH-VULA, L.A. 26 September - 31 October 2003. Women and Water. Karlsruhe: Gallery Kohinoor.
  • Marginalised people: solo exhibition
    MEREDITH-VULA, L.A. 18 September - 31 October 2002. Marginalised people. Venice:Galleria Contemporano.

 

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Research interests/expertise

  • Contemporary Photography
  • Video
  • Film
  • Fine Art
  • Contemporary Visual Art
  • Photography and film history
  • Fine Art and Photography practice
  • Focusing particularly themes of migration, diaspora, identity and belonging
  • Art in Eastern Europe both contemporary and historic.

Areas of teaching

  • Photography, Video, Art
  • Photographic, Fine Art and Film/Video Practice 
  • Photographic, Fine Art and Film/Video History
  • Photographic research practices

Qualifications

BA hon Fine Art (London), Post Graduate Studies (former Yugoslavia)

Courses taught

  • Photography and Video BA (Hons)
  • Photography MA
  • Photographic History and Practice MA
  • Media BA (Hons)

Honours and awards

Rome Scholarship, Sargant Fellowship, British School Rome (2001)

Nominated twice for the Paul Hamlyn Award (2002 and 2006)

Bryan Robertson Trust Artist Award (2006)

My Film ‘Are You Everybody?’ is nominated for the ‘Best short film’ category at ‘Doku Fest 10’ International Balkan Film festival (2011)

Conference attendance

Other forms of public presentation

Solo Exhibitions as follows:

2008 Apr, Arte Contemporanea, Alberto Peola Gallery, Torino, Italy

2011 Nov, Harvey Nichols Prism London, London

2012 July, Interlude National Museum of Kosova, Kosova

Group or selective shows as follows:

2008 Jan, “Book 2 ” U H galleries, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St. Albans, England

2008 Jan, “Bologna Art First Arte Fiera” International Fair of Contemporary Art, Bologna, Italy 

2008 Aug, “Freeze 20” with Damien Hirst, Hospital club gallery, London

2008 Sept, “Behind the Walls” Noorderlicht 15 Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Holland

Toured to ‘Month of the Photography', November Bratislava, Slovakia

2009 Jan, www.throughmyeyes.org.uk: Imperial War Museum on-line exhibition “Through My Eyes”, London

2009 April, August Gallery as part of East 2009 (London Arts’ Festival), London

2009 May-August, “Fotografia” International Photography Festival of Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Rome

2009 Dec, “Mulliqi Prize 09” Gallery of Art Kosova, Prishtina, Kosova

2010 March-Sept,“Caravaggio e la Fuga” Palazzo Principe, Genoa, Italy

2010 March, “Are you Everybody” Cultural Xchange DMU, Leicester

2010 April, “Shifting Boarders” Himalaya Gallery Contemporary Art Centre, Chongqing, China
2010 May -June, Fotografia Europea Museo Frati Cappuccini, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2010 Oct, Perception on Reality, Fotohuis, Brugge, Belgium

2011 Sept, Mitrofana Grekova Museum, Novocherkassk – Rostov, Russia

2011 Sept, South Hill Park Arts Centre Bracknell, UK

2011 Nov, Creative Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK

2011 Dec, Bosnian and Hercegovina Embassy Exhibition, London

2012 Jan, ‘Objectives Objectivity’ Offcine Fotografche Rome Italy

2012 Sept, “Time, Place, and The Camera: Photographs at Work” curated by Christine Frisinghelli of Camera Austria, Kosova National Art Gallery, Kosova

Public Film Screenings as Follows:

2010 2 Sept University of Auckland, New Zealand Electroacoustic Symposium

2011 3 Feb   SoundImageSound 8 Festival, Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

2011 23-31 July  Dokufest 10 International Film Festival Prizren 

2012 27 Oct MANTIS FESTIVAL University of Manchester UK

2013 February University of Edinburgh

Externally funded research grants information

  • 2001 Rome Scholarship, Sargant Fellowship, British School Rome £12,000
  • 2006 AHRC small grant in creative and performing arts £19,998

Internally funded research project information

  • ADH Research Leave Award 2012

Case studies

For example, my exhibition “Caravaggio e la Fuga” which exhibited 16 of my large photographs and ran from March – September 2010, had more than 20,000 visitors, many of whom bought the large book published about the exhibition containing a chapter on my work.  Through the medium of the book, the images were also seen by readers who were unable to attend in person.  The work also received extensive coverage in conventional media, including over 40 journals and newspapers in Italy.  The exhibition was reviewed favourably in the Spectator (Sept 2010) in the UK.  In all these ways, it is clear that it reached at least the existing audience for art.

But significant effort was also devoted to widening the appeal of the exhibition.  The challenge was to reach a different art audience.  The show was promoted on Facebook - a social network with over 400 million users world wide and 14 million in Italy.  Game applications, Facebook ads, and other activities were designed to announce the exhibition appealing to universal concepts and aiming to share them in an accessible way.  Facebook users were enticed to escape from everyday life and the city, and to respond to the evocative power of landscape, with my landscape photographs playing a key part alongside old masters.

There was also a downloadable application from the AppStore showing in iTunes.  Visitors to the exhibition could down load the app and walk around the exhibition with the information audio information and then take it away as a virtual souvenir of great art historical value.

There was evidence therefore of the impact of my art work, that many people came because of these promotions, and that the impact of the exhibition extended beyond the gallery into people’s own homes.

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