MY WORK

My work centres on the co-existence of dualities. It treads blurred borders and investigates uncertain divides between opposing poles. It synthesises extremities, and acts as a seam that binds together disparate realities. 

Uncertain of its own actuality, it questions its own being.

I am not a painter or sculptor, I am also not a filmmaker or a writer.

I produce 'work'. 

It is my vocabulary. It is the vehicle that best embodies my thoughts and connects all my creative output.

 

1958 Born in Malta. Lives and works in Malta. 2000 Graduated in MA Fine Arts with distinction (Leeds University, UK) and 2009 PhD, University of Preston UK. 2011 to date - Head of Department of Digital Arts, University of Malta. 2015 Associate Professorship, University of Malta.

AFFILIATIONS: 2017 Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation2016 co-founder of ISTRA Foundation for Arts and Research, Malta. 2002 founding member of stART - a group of Maltese contemporary artists. 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS, PROJECTS AND PUBLIC COMMISSIONS: 1999 48th Venice Biennale - Malta Pavilion, Le Tese dell’Arsenale, Venice, Italy; 2000 Hermes - St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta; 2001 Three Pieces - The outer building, Museum of Modern Art, Vaduz, Liechtenstein; 2002 Amen - Nemmen - The “Johanniterkirche”, Feldkirch, Austria; 2002 Hermes - The Sacristy, “Johanniterkirche”, Feldkirch, Austria; 2002 Nixtieq… - Attard Historic Centre, Malta; 2003 Immigrant - Only Atelier, Vienna, Austria / 2004 Queen Street Gallery, Belfast, N. Ireland / Villa Manin Centre of Contemporary Art, Udine, Italy; 2004 Body Works - Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus; 2005 MOYA, Vienna, Austria; 2005 re:public - The Vision Centre, Cork, Ireland; 2006/7 Selfportrait - A Show for Bethlehem - Show for Peace - Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy and MAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Fe, Argentina; 2006 Hermes - Galerie der Schwarze Punkt, Konstanz, Germany; 2006 Body of Glass – After Caravaggio - The “Johanniterkirche”, Feldkirch, Austria; 2007 Playing God - The Preston Minster, Preston, England; 2007 Body of Glass – After Caravaggio - Auberge d’Italie, Valletta, Malta; 2007 6collabor8 - Palais Liechtenstein, Feldkirch, Austria; 2007 Analogue and Digital - Fieldgate Gallery, London, England; 2009 Sounds and Visions - Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art, Israel; 2009 Heterotopia - Gallery No. 68, Valletta, Malta; 2011 Terrain Vague - St. James Cavalier, Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta; 2012 Merry-go-round - Interactive Sculpture, Larnaca Airport, Larnaca, Cyprus; 2013 Logos - Sta. Barbara church, Valletta, Malta; 2014 Kiss the Sky - Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta, Malta; 2015 Ghoqda - Monument for EU-Africa Summit, Castille Square, Valletta, Malta; 2016 The Space in Between - K.B. Gallery, Kaposvár, Hungary.

SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS: 1982 Contemporary Art Exhibition - Cathedral Museum, Mdina, Malta; 1983 Ggajta - British Legion and Ta’ Cenc Hotel, Gozo; 1983-1990 Maltafest - Auberge de Provence, Valletta, Malta; 1984 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London, England; 1985 Marriott Hotels Contemporary Art Exhibition, Christie’s Sales Rooms, London; 1985 Chenil Galleries Contemporary Painters - Kings Cross, London, England; 1986 Italian and Maltese Artists - Hotel Phoenicia, Floriana, Malta; 1988 Mostra Internazionale d’Arte - Museo del Risorgimento, Rome; 1988 The Art of a Rising Generation - Chamber of Commerce, Valletta, Malta; 1989 Maltese Artists in Florence - Galleria Renzo Spagnoli, Florence, Italy; 1989  Malta -  25 Sena Indipendenti - Auberge de Provence, Valletta, Malta; 1990 Inaugural Exhibition - The Gallery, Sliema, Malta; 1991 Maltese Art - Cairo and Alexandria; 1991 Malta Week - Moscow, Russia; 1992-3 Maltese Contemporary Art - Travelling Exhibition, Germany; 1992 European Paintings - Gallery 100, St. Julians, Malta; 1993 Iljieli Mediterranji - In-Nudo fl-Arti Maltija - Floriana, Malta, 1994 Contemporary Sacred Art in Malta - Mdina, Malta; 1994 Iljieli Mediterranji - Dan... Din... Jien,  Floriana, Malta; 1994 Expressions ‘94 - AZAD, Casa Pereira, Valletta, Malta; 1994 Gallery Glage - Konigstein, Germany; 1995 Works - Institute of Visual Arts, Valletta, Malta; 1995 Woman in Maltese Art - Auberge de Provence, Valletta, Malta; 1995 First Biennale of Malta - Valletta, Malta; 1996 Maltafest - Valletta, Malta; 1996 Kreativa - Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta; 1996 Contemporary Christian Art - Mdina, Malta; 1997 Maltafest - Valletta, Malta; 1997 Euromed Conference - Valletta, Malta; 1998 WTDC Conference - Valletta, Malta; 1998 Labyrinth Gallery - Valletta, Malta; 1999 Re-interpreting Preti - Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta; 2000 From Hagar Qim to the Ring of Brodgar - Maritime Museum, Cottonera, Malta; 2000 25th Anniversary of the Republic of Malta Exhibition - Gallerija il-Foyer, National Labour Centre, Hamrun, Malta; 2000 Edinburgh Festival - City Art Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; 2000 Year Zero - Galeria d’Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain; 2000 Millennium Celebrations - Floriana, Malta; 2000 MAFA Degree Show - Bretton Hall College, Wakefield, England; 2002 UBER - Portomaso, Paceville, Malta; 2002 Cityspaces - YMCA Valletta Festival, Malta; 2003 Borders - Pinto Wharf, Valletta, Malta; 2003 Invisible Cities - St. James Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta; 2003 La Mostra Impossibile - Birgu, Malta; 2004 Body Works - Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus; 2004-5 Instant Europe - Villa Manin Centre of Contemporary Art, Udine, Italy; 2005 Collective - MOYA, Vienna, Austria; 2006 Oasis International - Japanese and Maltese Artists - Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Malta; 2006-7 Crossings - Malta, Cyprus, France - Travelling Contemporary Collective Exhibition; 2006-7 Selfportrait - A Show for Bethlehem - Show for Peace - Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy and MAC - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Fe, Argentina; 2007 Search for a Space - Various Venues, Malta; 2007 Caravaggio - quote... unquote - Various Venues, Malta; 2007 Visions in the Nunnery - The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust, London, England; 2007 The Philosophical Brothel - St. James Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta; 2007 6collabor8 - Palais Liechtenstein, Feldkirch, Austria; 2007 6collabor8 - The Citadel, Rabat, Gozo, Malta; 2007 Analogue and Digital - Fieldgate Gallery, London, England; 2008 Watch - Museum of Fine Art, Valletta, Malta; 2008 Sea Dreaming - St. James Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta; 2008 Scent - St. John’s Cavalier, Valletta, Malta; 2008 Eighteighteen - Malta Contemporary Art, Marsa, Malta; 2009 Sounds and Visions - Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art, Israel; 2009 Ten - Gallery No. 68, Valletta, Malta; 2009 The Life Model - Between Nude and Naked - Gallery No. 68, Valletta, Malta; 2009 hello... @ ART PRAGUE 2009 - Art Prague, Prague; 2010 With Love? From Me to You - The James Taylor Gallery, London; 2011 I fought the X and the X won - National Museum of Fine Arts, Cluj, Romania and National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta Malta; 2011 Festival Rues d’été - Graulhet, France; 2012 Wicc imb Wicc (Contemporary Self Portraiture) - St. James Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta; 2012-3 Stemperando - Torino, Cosenza, Roma, Italy; 2014 Identita’ - AZAD, Republic Street, Valletta, Malta; 2015 The Culture of Ageing - St. James Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta; 2015 Virtuoso – Studio 104, Valletta, Malta; 2016 Terrain Vague - MADATAC 07 - Madrid Videoart and New-Media Audiovisual Art Festival, Madrid, Spain; 2016 I am my photograph – Cologne Off 2016, India; 2017 Small Amnesias - Rhythms of Vision, Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Malta; 2017