My work mainly explores the ephemeral space and its interaction with the passage of time. I am also very interested in people, be it in a historic or communitarian sense. Although I think of myself as an installation artist, the majority of my recent work has been done in a photographic format.

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Bio

I’m a conceptual artist and independent curator living in Barcelona since 2006 (b. 1980, Malta).

My grandfather John Briffa was a gilding decorator who worked on various palazzos and churches around Malta, whilst his brother Joseph Briffa, a renowned figurative artist, also worked in churches, but focused on painting figurative scenes on their ceilings and walls.

Commencing my formal artistic studies at the School of Art in Valletta in 1996, I continued my art practice under the mentorship of the late Olaug Vethal, followed by classes with Raymond Pitré and Alfred Briffa in Malta.

After obtaining a Bachelors degree in Communications and Psychology at the University of Malta in 2002. I became involved with conceptual art at Metàfora Studio Arts Programs whilst taking an academic year course between 2010-2011. Having worked in graphic and web design for 14 years, I took on my current role as the art program coordinator at Metàfora in January 2015.

My media of choice has adapted according to my personal needs and limitations. After I stopped painting, I became intrigued with installation work, and this then adapted to photography during my early motherhood, until 2017, when I discovered a love for curatorial work.

Since July 2017 I have curated three independent art projects and completed various curatorial courses presented by the Node Center for Curatorial Studies online platform in Berlin.

Resume (curatorial):

2019
L’últim passatge: an artistic tribute to the neighbours of Passatge de Piera and la Colònia Castells

2018
Participation Festa Major Les Corts
ARCOGalleryWalks guide during Barcelona Gallery Weekend
EINA Print.ed fair
Passatge de Piera: Interpretació d’una Transició

2017
Artist Takeover: in the park

Resume (visual arts):

2019
Máquina del Tiempo in collaboration with Katerina Ashche for L’últim passatge

2017
The Discourse Project installation series in Malta
Discourse [41.3777, 2.1416]
MONA biennial: a work of art in one tweet
Artist Residency in Motherhood (2017-2020)
Malta Artist Directory interview published

2016
Bringing up two little children and creating a new series of abstract photographic artworks called A Visual Poem.
On Visual Poesy – the Passage of Time: a new detail photography project specific to instagram flows

2015
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 artist instagram account.

2014
Second child, Tommy is born.
“Times Square Takeover”, Times Square billboards, New York
“Exposure” See | Me Exhibition Space, Long Island City, New York
Photographic competition (runner up), Galería ArtMallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2013
“SCOPE Art Fair” Miami Beach, USA
“Creatives Rising” See | Me Exhibition Space, Long Island City, New York
“The Story of the Creative” See | Me Exhibition Space, New York
“Women in Photography” Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2012
First child, Liza is born.
Photography Open Salon Arles (screening installation), Galerie Huit, Arles, France
Carrousel du Louvre Salon Contemporary Art Fair “Art Shopping Paris”, France
Galería Javer Róman, Malaga, Spain
International Art Fair: Kunstart 2012, Bolzano, Italy
Galería Untitled Bcn, Barcelona

2011
Malta Design Week, Old University Building, Malta
Metàfora Studio Arts Program on-site exhibition, Barcelona
Participation SWAB Art Fair “Postcards”
Can Manyé, Alella
Galería Untitled Bcn Barcelona

2010
Metàfora Studio Arts Program on-site exhibition
Galería Untitled Bcn Barcelona

2009
Gracia Arts Project Barcelona

2008
Christine X Gallery, Malta

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Other / Interviews / Press:

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CV:

  • 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

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.