Valentina Koça

Valentina Koça is the founder and executive director of ZETA Center for Contemporary Art which is a non-profit exhibition space founded in Tirana, 2007. She was awarded as one of the CiMAM Precedent Grantes in 2018. Through ZETA, she has been involved in the development of a number of projects and awards. As of 2018 the Ardhje Award project is organized by ZETA, through an open call for biannual competition and curated exhibition of the finalists. Koça was also involved in the making of Manisfesto DESERTATION which brought together artists, filmmakers, curators, academics, historians, architects, activists, and publishers to collaboratively examine attitudes and acts of desertion.