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Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

Fantastical, Political on Open Studio with Jared Bowen

At the Fitchburg Art Museum, an exhibition of five contemporary artists explores extravagant art with a political edge in "Fantastical, Political." https://video.wgbh.org/video/fantastical-political-photographer-erik-jacobs-and-more-a34ww0/

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Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

Fitchburg Council Backs Sale of Former School for Artist Studios

The $20-$25 million project is collaboration between several entities, including NewVue Communities and the Fitchburg Art Museum, to turn the former school and several auxiliary buildings into artist housing. http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_31799895/from-classrooms-studios

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Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

Art in Bloom a Floral Festival

The Laurelwood Garden Club, in partnership with Fitchburg Art Museum, have also been preparing for the 20th Annual Art in Bloom event to be held at the museum, 185 Elm St., from Thursday, April 26, through Sunday, April 29. http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/community/ci_31790059/art-bloom-floral-festival

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Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

School Building Rising from Ashes

From the ashes of a 2016 fire, the artist housing project at the former B.F. Brown School, now called the Fitchburg Arts Community, is moving forward. http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_31781226/school-building-rising-from-ashes

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Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

Lauren Szumita and Kledia Spiro: Fantastical-Political at FAM

In this program, host Mark Lynch talks with FAM’s Marketing Manager, Kledia Spiro, and FAM’s Koch Curatorial Fellow, Lauren Szumita, about the show. This program will air live on Sunday, March 25, at 9 pm on 90.5 FM.

https://www.wicn.org/podcasts/audio/lauren-szumita-and-kledia-spiro-fantastical-political-fam

Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

Mohamad Hafez: Unpacked and Other Works

And in this program, Mark interviews Fantastical, Political artist Mohamad Hafez about his beautiful and heartbreaking sculptures that reflect the devastation of the Syrian civil war. This program will air live on Sunday, March 18, at 9 pm on 90.5 FM.

https://www.wicn.org/podcasts/audio/mohamad-hafez-unpacked-and-other-works

Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

Fitchburg Art Museum show features regional artists exploring political themes with playful touch

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Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

FSU students step in to help Spanish-speaking visitors

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Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

Renowned composer, Beat Generation figure to join local musicians at Fitchburg Museum

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Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

Vibrant additions to the collection at Fitchburg Art Museum

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Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

'Brutal To The Eyes, Horrible To The Ears': The National Anthem, As Played By A Steamroller Music Box

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Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

Facing Addiction

An interactive art and storytelling project coming to the Fitchburg Art Museum Community Gallery will focus on stories from the opioid epidemic.

http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_31629979/facing-addiction-coming-fitchburg-art-museum

Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014

Laurelwood Garden Club Tea Party

Hanley designed one of 12 table settings around which over 100 woman -- and one man -- sat and sipped tea during the eighth annual Scholarship Tea at the Ronald M. Ansin Gallery in the Fitchburg Art Museum on Saturday afternoon.

http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_31610584/spot-tea-shot-at-an-education

Kledia Spiro

Kledia Spiro (1987, Tirana, Albania) creates videos, performances, installations, and paintings. Kledia was born in Albania and is part of an olympic weightlifting team. She uses weightlifting as a symbol of survival, empowerment and celebration. Weightlifting becomes a vehicle for discussing women’s role in society, immigration and times of war. 

Spiro explores the connection between weightlifting, folk dance and daily life as a new celebratory ritual for understanding the relationship between the artist and her parents, as well as the present and the past. By experimenting with indeterminate methods, Spiro wants the viewer to access the otherwise inaccessible spaces. Her works are based on Freudian and Piagetian behavioral concepts: visions that reflect psycho-analysis, behavioral psychology, and a sensation of indisputability, combined with details of odd, eccentric, absurd, totemic and humoristic elements. By questioning where one is and the concept of movement, Spiro investigate the manipulation of lifting objects overhead and it's effects.

Spiro received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. She also received the Museum Studies Certificate from Tufts University in 2015. She has BA from The College of the Holy Cross in Studio Art and Psychology with an Asian Studies Concentration. In 2015, Spiro was awarded the Graduate Student Travel Grant by Tufts University, and was also selected as one of five artists for the New England Media Symposium on the panel "Gender, Technology and Media: Hypothetical Schematics” at Emerson College. In 2014, Spiro was appointed as the MFA Graduate representative for Exhibitions at the SMFA. Spiro was a visiting artist and guest lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross in 2014