Executive Director / Lexo në shqip
Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Jacqueline ("Xhaklina") earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and art history from James Madison University. Her experience includes being an interactive designer with the Smithsonian Institution's Freer and Sackler Galleries and with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. After leaving the field of design, she opened her art studio in Raleigh --- SignificantForm Studio. As a working artist, she exhibited in many juried and solo shows. Her work has won awards and are held in private collections. She continues to pursue painting while investing in the local arts community in Mitrovica.
Before becoming the executive director of KAE, Jacqueline was involved with arts education. While in the U.S., she was a touring docent for the North Carolina Museum of Art. After moving to Mitrovica, she taught art at the Kosovo Leadership Academy.
Her favorite artists include: Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn, Beverly McIver, Mickalene Thomas, Xu Bing, and El Anatsui.
Working on her bachelor's degree from International Business College Mitrovica, Adelina joins the KAE Gallery team with a love for art and the administrative skills to keep things organized. Her travels to Vienna and summer long employment in Germany last year, solidified her as staff member who speaks German fluently. In addition to German, Adelina is a capable translator with the English language. Adelina's role will also include running and facilitating the gallery's Let's Talk! Kids program.
Debora is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Prishtina. Her positive attitude and determination of experiencing new challenges has lead her to such professional experiences as being a receptionist for the Kosovo Leadership Academy and a research assistant at NGO Democracy Plus in Prishtina. Although her busy life commits her to Prishtina during the week, she has not parted ways with Mitrovica. She makes sure to always find ways to help her community, even if that means sacrificing her weekends.
Volunteer: Artists Critique Session Facilitator
Rilind Sadiku earned his Bachelors in Architecture from the University for Business and Technology (UBT). As an avid photographer, his involvement at the KAE Gallery includes participating in exhibitions and artists critiques. Using his passion for photography and traveling, Rilind volunteers at the gallery as the facilitator for the Artists Critique Sessions every second Saturday of the month. His easy laugh and generous spirit welcomes artists to come and experience the gallery as a place of their own.
A senior at the Kosovo Leadership Academy, Agnesa is proficient in communicating in English. Her eagerness to help and learn makes her a delightful asset at the Gallery.