Leon Cika

Tel: +355 4 244995
Mob: 0682027988
E-mail: leoncika1@gmail.com

EDUCATION

– 1976 Fine Arts Academy of Albania, in Tirana.

1976 Graduated from University. Diploma of Graphic Art
Got the title “Painter of Graphic Arts”.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Painter of landscape, and abstract paintings.

Art Photographer

2007 – 2008 Professor of photography in the Swiss- Albanian Institute of Photography (Project 5.6)

1998 – 2000 Professor of photography, in the faculty of Journalism, University of Tirana, Albania.

1993 – up to date Reporter/Producer/Cameraman for ‘Reuters Television’ in Albania.

1985 – 1989 Chief of the Art photography and Chief of the General Photography department of the ”Enver Hoxha” museum in Tirana. Creates and prints giant photographs (up to 16 m x 4, carried out in a dark room).

1980 -1985 Chef of Photography department in the Albanian News Agency and photographer
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1979 – 1981 Part of the expositional group and painter of frescos and gravures for the Museum of the National Hero, Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeg in the castle of the city of Kruja.

PRIZES AND AWARDS

• 2005 – 2006 Receives two prizes for Art Photography in two exhibitions organized by the Ministry of Culture of Albania.
• Winner of the International Competition of Photography “Marubi”
• 1995 National Prize for the best placard received during the Anniversary of National liberation from the Nazis.
• 1982 Receives the ‘Naim Frasheri” Medal.
• 1988 Receives the “Naim Frasheri” Order of the firs class.

EXHIBITIONS

2012 Paenting exhibitions with a co-author in Kledio Galery in Tirana
January 2010 Painting exhibition in the city of Pogradec (collective exhibition)
2005 – 2006 Two photo exhibitions in the National Art Gallery, using the theme of Tourism in Albania.
1998 – 1999 Two painting exhibitions with a co-author, Adnan Kastrati, Rogner hotel in Tirana.
1981 – 1994 Professional Photographer. Takes part in national and international exhibition and publishes Art Photographs in different Art magazines
1986 -1987 – 1988 Exhibitions of photography organized by the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for international participants.
!986 –Painting exhibitions in the Cultural Center in Tirana.
1977 Personal exhibition of paintings in the city of Gramsh.

PUBLICATIONS

”Icons of Berat” (coauthored) Illustrated album about Albanian icons
“Albanian Painters in Italian academies” (coauthored) Illustrated album of works of Albanian painters.
“ Berati” Il;lustrated album of potographies.
“Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbegt” Illustrated album of photography about the Albanian National Museum of Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeg.

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