Author: Rudina Hoxha
Date: 18 October 2011
Rudina Proda, a 32-year old Albanian autistic painter, has taken part in 125 exhibitions and won more than 30 prizes. She has opened exhibitions in the UK, Italy, France, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Croatia and other countries.
In Croatia she presented a colourful collection of paintings in ballpoint pen in May 2011. Many visitors said they had never seen anything like it. When asked about the ballpoint pens, Ms. Proda’s father Dr. Veip Proda, who is also her agent, explained to Southeast Europe: People and Culture, “I bought them for a few cents from some street vendors. I thought they could be of use some day and I was right.”