Meet the Jurors
The Kosovo Art Exchange Gallery invites artists and art professionals to participate in a blind juried process to ensure the highest level of excellence while ensuring the merit of the art is focus for selection. Lexo në shqipë
Tommie Lee Washington (American)
Juror for Text It! Exhibition
Tommie Lee Washington is an award-winning graphic designer and animator who has been working for ESPN for over 20 years. Prior to being hired by ESPN, Tommie worked as an Art Director for music videos and infomercials. He has also worked as a free-lance animator with clients including the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Flyers.
Mr. Washington became the first ESPN employee to create a 3D animation to air on an ESPN network. He continued to be an innovator by creating the first virtual reality set for “Outside The Lines” and first animated over-the-shoulder graphic for ESPN, airing on ESPNEWS.
Bruce Herman (American)
Juror for That Face Exhibition
Bruce Herman is a painter and educator living and working in Massachusetts. Herman holds the Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts at Gordon College where has has taught and curated exhibitions since 1984. He completed both undergraduate and graduate fine arts degrees at Boston University College of Fine Arts with graduate work under Philip Guston and James Weeks; undergraduate work with David Aronson, Reed Kay, and Arthur Polonsky.
Herman lectures widely and has had work published in many books, journals, and popular magazines––most recently in Through Your Eyes (Wm. B. Eerdman Books). His artwork has been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in eleven major cities including Boston, New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.
His work has been exhibited internationally, including Kings College Chapel, Cambridge University; Hong Kong University; Palazzo Dei Sette in Orvieto, Italy; in Canada, Israel, and soon in Japan. Herman’s art is featured in many public and private collections including the Vatican Museum of Modern Religious Art in Rome; The Cincinnati Museum of Fine Arts; DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts; the Hammer Museum, Grunwald Print Collection, Los Angeles; the Cape Ann Museum, and in many university galleries throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more about Bruce Herman at his website.
Alban Muja (born 1980 in Mitrovica)
Juror for Mitrovica Matter
Muja is a Kosovo based visual artist and filmmaker. He completed his BA and MA at Academy of Fine Arts at University of Prishtina.
Mostly influenced by the social, political and economical transformation processes in wider surrounding region, he investigates history and socio-political themes and links them to his position in Kosovo today. His works cover a wide range of media including video installation, short film, documentary film, drawings, paintings, photographs and performance.
His work have been exhibited extensively in various festivals, art fairs, group and solo exhibitions including Museum of Fine Art, Split; Trieste Contemporanea; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rijeka; Škuc Gallery Ljubljan; The National Gallery of Kosovo; Myymala2 Gallery Helsinki; Nicodim Gallery, Buchares/Los Angelos; Ludwing Museum, Budepest; Gagosian Gallery; 'Mardin Biennle' ‘2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art in the Atomic shelter in Konjic, BH; 28th Ljubljana Graphic Biennale; Slovak National Gallery; Museum of Contemporary art of Vojvodina; Berlinale’; Mestna Gallery, Ljubljana, NGBK, Berlin; Brot Kunsthalle, Vienna ; Göteborg Museum of Art; Cetinje Biennale 5; Nova Gallery, Zagreb, ect. He attended various residencies and received number of fellowships in, among others, Vienna, Ljubljana, New York, Santa Fe, and Istanbul. He lives and works in Pristina, Kosovo.
John Gordy (American)
Juror for Mitrovica Matter
Earning his M.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Gordy has been an exhibiting photographer. Working as a designer and multimedia developer, he is a sought after lecturer for his expertise on marrying the arts and multimedia in a museum context.
Working in and with some of America's most prestigious art museums including the Smithsonian Institution's Freer and Sackler Galleries, he has developed and created digital media projects with major international contemporary artists such as Xu Bing and collaborated with musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma.