Etleva Hoxha was born in Tirana, Albania in 1971. When Etleva had to make the choice to go to university, Albania was still under communist rule, therefore she was not able to go to an art school as she always wanted. Instead, she studied History and Philology at the University of Tirana.
Year later, after becoming a mother and raising her children, she went back to making art, which has allowed her to express her inner voice whilst connecting to the reality around her. She now also owns a small gallery in Tirana, and takes part in local activities in her home country, such as the Spring Festival.