Albulena (Lena) Borovci is a costume designer actively working on Theater, Film and TV projects. Her experience spans a wide spectrum of work ranging from witty and lush 18th century period costumes to innovative contemporary devised pieces. Being from Balkans, which may seem intuitively a trouble region, Lena has been exposed to a beautiful and culturally rich environment from an early age which has proven to be an endless inspiration in her designs.

Lena holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon University - School of Drama.

Lena is the recipient of the USITT's prestigious Zelma H. Weisfeld Costume Design & Technology Award in 2013. In the same year her work is recognized by Costume Society of America with the Early Career Award of Excellence in Costume Design & Technology. In addition, Lena was selected as one of 30 artists, in 2015 I-Art: Artist in Residence program to explore the theme of “Diffused Pole on the Identities and Contemporary Arts of Sicily” in Sicily, Italy.

Lastly, Lena is appointed as a National Curator of the Republic of Kosovo for the global costume design exhibition Innovative Costume of the 21st Century: The Next Generation, which premiered at the State Historical Museum in Moscow, Russia in June of 2019.

 
 

 
 

THEATER CREDITS

Bryma e Vdekjes National Theater of Kosovo _ dir. Burbuqe Berisha _ 2019
The Hypocrites or The English Patient Qendra Multimedia _ dir. Blerta Neziraj & Agon Myftari _ 2018
Hollysh*t / Stones in His Pocket AAB Faruk Begolli Theater _ dir. Ilir Bokshi _ 2018
The New Adventures of Don Quixote National Theater of Kosovo _ dir. Dino Mustafic _ 2017
Sila Central Square Theater _ dir. Megan Sandberg-Zakian _ 2014
Aida Alumni Theater Company _ dir. Hallie Donner _ 2013
Mnemonic Quantum Theater _ dir. Karla Boos _ 2013
Deep Blood Red Rauh Studio Theater _ chor. Tsilala Graham-Haynes _ 2013
Dancelight 2013 Rauh Studio Theater _ chor. Grace Rao _ 2013
The Rivals Philip Chosky Theater _ dir. Annie Tyson _ 2012
Mad Forest Philip Chosky Theater _ dir. Jed Allen Harris _ 2011
Lioness Hunt Rauh Studio Theater _ chor. Rodney Earl Jackson _ 2011
The ALICE Project Philip Chosky Theater _ dir. Marianne Weems _ 2011
Speed the Plow Oda Theater _ dir. Burbuqe Berisha _ 2010
The Past Meets the Future Oda Theater _ dir. Burbuqe Berisha _ 2010
Nëntë Plagët e Gjergjezit Adriana Abdullahu Theater _ dir. Fadil Hysaj _ 2009
Shkëlqesi National Theater of Kosovo _ dir. Enton Kaca _ 2009
Era, Bebushi dhe Xhemi Kaqadremi Qendra Multimedia _ dir. Ben Apolloni _ 2009
Uuuuh! National Theater of Kosovo _ dir. Isa Qosja _ 2008

 
 

 
 

FILM CREDITS

Vera Dreams of the Sea _ feature directed by Kaltrina Krasniqi _ post-production
The Vanished _ feature directed by Arben Thaci _ post-production
A Month _ short directed by Zgjim Terziqi _ 2017 imdb
Home Sweet Home _ feature directed by Faton Bajraktari _ 2016 imdb
Like Lambs _ feature directed by Ted Marcus _ 2016 imdb
A Drop of Blood _ short directed by Bekim Guri _ 2015 imdb
Bjorn _ short directed by Theodore Cormey _ 2015 imdb
Heshtje _ short directed by Bekim Guri _ 2014 imdb
The Mill _ short directed by Ilirjan Himaj _ 2011 
In Memoriam _ short directed by Ilirjan Himaj _ 2010
Three Windows _ short directed by Faton Bajraktari _ 2010 imdb
The Elevator _ short directed by Burbuqe Berisha _ 2009
Lumi i Verdhë _ short directed by Valjet Rexhepi _ 2009

 
 

 
 

TV & MARKETING CREDITS

Dormeo: Replace It TV Commercial by Koperativa _ 2019
EYE Project: VET Media Campaign TV Commercial by Koperativa _ 2019
GIZ: Parents’ involvement in Education TV Commercial by Koperativa _ 2018
UEFA: It all starts here TV Commercial by FCB Inferno _ 2018
Dormeo: Sleeping Beauty TV Commercial by Koperativa _ 2018 
Djath Rugove: Tradita Vazhdon TV Commercial by Trembelat _ 2015
Raiffeisen Bank: Zanat Marketing Campaign by New Moment _ 2014
RTK: Stinë Dashurie TV Series directed by Faton Bajraktari _ 2014-2015

 
 

 
 

ARTWORK PROJECTS

Shakespeareana Key women figures in Shakespeare’s work _ 2018-2019
Conceptual Film Photography Styling / Personal Projects _ On going
Corredo Come Arte Artist in Residence in I-Art _ 2015