Lala Meredith-Vula was born in Sarajevo in 1966 to an Albanian father and an English mother. She came to Britain in the 1970s. She studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths’ College, London University (1985-88) and was awarded a Yugoslav scholarship at Pristina University, Kosova (1988-90). Her first show was in Damien Hirst’s landmark exhibition “Freeze” in London (1988), notably launching the YBAs (Young British Artists). She has represented Albania in the Venice Biennale, (1999 and 2007). She has exhibited nationally and internationally with many solo shows including at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, Germany, Italy and Albania. She has also exhibited in many group shows in the UK, USA, China and in Europe. She exhibited at the Kosova National Gallery in March 2015. Meredith-Vula is currently a Reader in Art and Photography at De Montfort University.