“I am always seeking connection. Art can be a nonverbal means to connect us to history, to each other and to the space around us”

alexiamedici

Alexia Medici (1980, Malta) is an artist, art program coordinator and a socially engaged independent curator based in Barcelona since 2006. She loves being around people, and her curatorial projects mediate between social narratives and her investigations based on history and historical architecture. This mediation usually results in site specific exhibitions related to the passage of time, and its effect on the surrounding space and its community.

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Alexia Medici (1980, Malta) es una artista, coordinadora y curadora independiente con sede en Barcelona desde 2006. Sus proyectos curatoriales median entre narrativas sociales y sus investigaciones basadas en la historia y la arquitectura histórica. Esta mediación a menudo resulta en exposiciones site-specific relacionadas con el paso del tiempo y su efecto en el espacio circundante y su comunidad.

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Bio

Although engaged with art since her childhood, her formal studies are in Communication Studies and Psychology, where she graduated from the University of Malta in 2001. She then worked as a graphic and web designer. In between 2010-2011 she took an academic year course at Metàfora Studio Arts Programs in Barcelona. 

She has two children, born in 2012 and 2014 respectively, and during this time, her artwork which previously was mainly installation based, evolved into photography. Hence her fascination for the interconnection between space and time began. After working in design for 14 years, she assumed her current position as coordinator of the art program in Metàfora in January 2015. The role of coordinator gravitated her art towards curatorship, a role that suited her interests and with which she instantly felt comfortable with, giving her lots of gratification.

Since evolving into a curatorial role, she successfully completed several curatorial courses and curated four major site specific art exhibitions, each with a focus on the mediation between art and the general public.


Timeline
/ Work / Life / Relevant Experience

Curated Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter at Ca l’Aranyó, UPF, Barcelona 2020
Guide for collectors during ARCOGalleryWalks during the Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2019
Expanding Exhibitions: Innovative Approaches to Curating, NODE Curatorial Studies 2019
Talk at Sant Andreu Contemporani about L’últim Passatge as part of their curatorial program entitled Pasarse de la raya (Crossing the line) 2019
Presentations at Escola Barcelona introducing L’últim Passatge to neighboring schoolchildren 2019
Interview by Luis Benvenuty from La Vanguardia about L’últim Passatge 2019
Curated L’últim Passatge: an artistic tribute to the residents of Passatge de Piera and Colònia Castells 2019
Artistic collaboration with Katerina Ashche Máquina del Tiempo for L’últim Passatge 2019
Curatorial participation Festa Major Les Corts as a prologue to L’últim Passatge 2018
Socially Engaged Art Projects: Community and Participation, NODE Curatorial Studies Online 2018
Cultural Fundraising, NODE Curatorial Studies Online 2018
Guide for collectors during ARCOGalleryWalks during the Barcelona Gallery Weekend 2018
Participation in EINA Print.ed art fair, Barcelona 2018
Interview by Russian journalist Daria Gavrilo about Passatge de Piera: Interpretation of a Transition 2018
Curated Passatge de Piera: Interpretation of a Transition 2018
A Practical Guide to Curating, NODE Curatorial Studies Online 2018
Presented the Discourse Project installation series in Malta 2017
Curated Artist Takeover: in the Parc de la Espanya Industrial, 2017
Participated in Artist Takeover: in the Parc de la Espanya Industrial with Discourse [41.3777, 2.1416], 2017
MONA biennial: a work of art in one tweet, 2017
Artist Residency in Motherhood (2017-2020)
Malta Artist Directory interview published, 2017
Participation in Barcelona Gallery Weekend (Compositions: Pep Vidal), 2017
Bringing up two little children and creating a new series of abstract photographic artworks called A Visual Poem. 2016
On Visual Poesy – the Passage of Time: a new detail photography project specific to Instagram flows, 2016
Working on a balance between early motherhood, working as contemporary art program coordinator at Metàfora Studio Arts and having a career in the arts. Starts an Instagram account used as an ephemeral art tool, 2015
Second child, Tommy is born, 2014
“Times Square Takeover”, Times Square billboards, New York, 2014
“Exposure” See | Me Exhibition Space, Long Island City, New York, 2014
Photographic competition (runner up), Galería ArtMallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2014
“SCOPE Art Fair” Miami Beach, USA, 2013 “Creatives Rising” See | Me Exhibition Space, Long Island City, New York, 2013
“The Story of the Creative” See | Me Exhibition Space, New York, 2013
“Women in Photography” Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013
First child, Liza is born, 2012
Photography Open Salon Arles (screening installation), Galerie Huit, Arles, France, 2012
Carrousel du Louvre Salon Contemporary Art Fair “Art Shopping Paris”, France, 2012
Galería Javer Róman, Malaga, Spain, 2012
International Art Fair: Kunstart 2012, Bolzano, Italy
Galería Untitled Bcn, Barcelona, 2012
Malta Design Week, Old University Building, Malta, 2011
Metàfora Studio Arts Program on-site exhibition, Barcelona, 2011
Participation SWAB Art Fair “Postcards” 2011
Can Manyé, Alella, 2011
Galería Untitled Bcn Barcelona, 2011
Metàfora Studio Arts Program on-site exhibition, 2010
Galería Untitled Bcn Barcelona, 2010
Gracia Arts Project Barcelona, 2009
Christine X Gallery, Malta, 2008

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Other / Interviews / Press:

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Further studies

2019: Expanding Exhibitions: Innovative Approaches to Curating, NODE Curatorial Studies

2018: Socially Engaged Art Projects: Community and Participation with Stine Marie Jacobsen, Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin

2018: Fundraising cultural: financiación para organizaciones y proyectos artísticos con Ana Fernández Osorio, Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin

2018: A Practical Guide to Curating with Nora Mayr, Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin

2015-2016: El Torn Barcelona (ceramics) – Hand building and painting with Glazes and Engobes

2013-2014: El Torn Barcelona (ceramics) – Wheel Throwing

2012: Escola Davinci, Barcelona

2010-2011: Metàfora Studio Arts Program

2094: Alfred Briffa, Malta – life drawing classes

1998-2002: Oloug Vethal, Malta – mentorship, private classes

1998-2002: B.Communications and Psychology at the University of Malta

1998: Raymond Pitre, Malta – mentorship, private classes

1996-1998: De La Salle College, Malta (under the tutorage of Olaug Vethal) – Art Advanced Level

1996: The School of Art, Valletta, Malta – academic drawing

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Copyright:
Alexia Medici reserves copyright on all images and artworks created by her, this includes works that have been sold and/or appear in external publications.