Malta unveiling its First-Ever Biennale in Less than a Week

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Malta unveiling its First-Ever Biennale in Less than a Week

The anticipation is reaching a crescendo as Malta gears up to host its first-ever biennale, a groundbreaking celebration of contemporary art set to captivate audiences from March 13th to May 31st.

With less than a week remaining until the grand unveiling, the air is thick with excitement, heralding the dawning of a new era in the Maltese cultural landscape.
Under the patronage of His Excellency the President of Malta and UNESCO, this historic event promises to showcase a kaleidoscope of artistic expression, uniting local and international talents in a harmonious celebration of creativity. From avant-garde installations to thought-provoking exhibits, the curated programme reflects the diverse voices and perspectives that shape our global artistic tapestry.
The final preparations are in full swing, with artists adding the finishing touches to their masterpieces, transforming Malta into a vibrant canvas of inspiration.  
"This biennale marks a pivotal moment for Malta, a convergence of artistic brilliance that promises to leave an indelible mark on our cultural landscape,"  says Mario Cutajar, President and founder of the "We invite art enthusiasts and the curious to join us in this momentous celebration, where boundaries are pushed and imaginations set free."
As the countdown to the opening ceremony begins, Malta eagerly anticipates the commencement of a biennale tradition that will undoubtedly redefine the island nation as a global hub for contemporary art.
Organizers of the new art biennale have named 72 artists from an estimated 30 countries that will participate in its inaugural edition, which is due to run from March 11 to May 31, with exhibitions set to take place across twelve historical sites in Maltese cities.

Established names like Cecilia Vicuña, Tania Bruguera, Laure Prouvost and Pedro Reyes will be among the participants.

Full artist list for the 2023 Malta Biennale’s main pavilion :

Suez Canal Republic

Alan Abd El Monim, Italian/Egyptian

Camilla Alberti, Italian

Anna Anderegg, Swiss

Teresa Antignani, Italian

Jean-Marie Appriou, French

Rosa Barba, Italian-German

Simon Benjamin, Jamaican

Laura Besançon, Maltese

Aaron Bezzina, Maltese

Rebecca Bonaci, Maltese

Josian Bonello, Maltese

Isabelle Borg, Maltese

Claude Borg, Maria Borg, Sumaya Ben Saad, Rebecca Mifsud, Maltese

Amy Bravo, American (USA)

Tania Bruguera, Cuban

Siwani Buhlebezwe, South African

Teresa Busuttil, Australian

Anna Calleja, Maltese

Austin Camilleri, Maltese

Edson Chagas, Angolan/Portuguese

Mel Chin, Chinese-American

Leo Chircop, Maltese

Dolphin Club, Maltese, French

Joseph Cochran II, American (USA)

Andrea Conte (Andreco), Italian

Gaia De Megni, Italian

Mònica de Miranda, Portuguese/ Angolan

Adama Delphine Fawundu, American (USA)

Zehra Doğan, Kurdish

 Dolphin Club, Maltese, French

Madeleine Fenwick, British

Andrea Ferrero, Peruvian

Martina Georgina, Romeo Roxman Gatt, Maltese

Nina Gerada, Maltese

Sara Goldschmied, Eleonora Chiari, Italian

Bettina Hutschek, German

Anne Immelé, French

Daniel Jablonski, Brazilian

Barbara Kapusta, Austrian

Dew Kim, South Korea

Konstantina Krikzoni, Greek

Wioletta Kulewska Akyel, Polish

Sara Leghissa, Italian

Ji Yeon Yaloo Lim, Pia Borg, Korean, Maltese-Australian

Luz Lizarazo, Colombian

Edson Luli, Albanian

Basim Magdy, Swiss/Egyptian

Guadalupe Maravilla, El Salvadorian

Jermay Michael Gabriel, Italian

Karyn Olivier , American

Zazzaro Otto , Italian

Adrian Paci, Albanian

Post Disaster (Collective), Grazia Mappa, Gabriele Leo, Gabriella Mastrangelo, Peppe Frisino, Italian

Dijana Protić, Croatian

Laure Prouvost, French

Keit Bonnici, Florinda Camilleri, Neils Plotard, Maltese, Maltese, French

Agnes Questionmark, Italian

Anna Raimondo, Italian

Pedro Reyes, Mexican

Cemile Sahin, German

Paul Sammut, British

Zineb Sedira, French/Algerian

Ana Shametaj, Giuditta Vendrame, Italian/ Albanian, Italian

Anthony Spagnol, Maltese

Tom Van Malderen, Belgian

Fabrizio Vatieri, Italian

Raphael Vella, Maltese

Matteo Vettorello, Italian 

Franziska Von Stenglin, German

Cecilia Vicuña, Chilean

Sandra Zaffraese, Maltese

Franziska Von Stenglin
Cecilia Vicuna
Sandra Zaffarese

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Anna Melnykova, "Palace of Labor (palats praci), architector I. Pretro, 1916", shot with analog Canon camera, 35 mm Fuji film in March 2022.

Anna Melnykova, "Palace of Labor (palats praci), architector I. Pretro, 1916", shot with analog Canon camera, 35 mm Fuji film in March 2022.


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