Edona Kryeziu, born in Saarlouis, studied European studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and political science at the Yeditepe University, Istanbul, after working in Buenos Aires primarily as a theatre educator.
She was also active in the independent scene during her studies, creating her own projects as a director and dramaturg. She then completed the MA Migration and Diaspora Studies at the SOAS University of London in the field of visual anthropology. During her masters she worked as a curatorial assistant at the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum in London. In 2019 she participated in the Stacion Summer School for contemporary art from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.
From that point on, Edona has worked at the junction of art and intersectionality, as well as translocal (post-)migrant knowledge production. As an arts and culture journalist, she has written for publications such as Kosovo 2.0 and SeeStage; as an artist she has presented her video works in venues including the National Gallery of Arts in Albania, the Zurich Short Film Festival and the Autostrada Biennale. Edona has been a dramaturgy assistant and junior dramaturg at the Gorki since 2020. Together with Yunus Ersoy she curated the ‘61-’91-’21: Immer wieder Deutschland programme accompanying the exhibition Offener Prozess – Aufarbeitung des NSU-Komplexes. Edona is the dramaturg for the exhibition, which is being hosted by the Gorki through the end of February 2022. She also served as curatorial advisor for the exhibition Beware of Linguistic Engineering by Delaine Le Bas, which ran at the house from April to September 2022.