Austin Camilleri is an artist working in installation, painting, drawing, video and sculpture. He studied at the University of Malta and at the Accademia Pietro Vannucci in Perugia.

He has curated exhibitions and created interdisciplinary events often working with authors, composers, actors, architects and choreographers, together or separately. He established 356,  is founding member of StArt, Fundazzjoni Klula and ISTRA Foundation and a visiting lecturer at the Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta.

His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Mediterranean Biennale and the Biennale for Young Artists and in shows at the Bozar, the Musee Bontanique and the Centrale Electrique, European Centre for Contemporary Arts in Brussels, Belgium; at Kalmar Konstmueum In Sweden; the Henderson Center in Beijing, China; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Apollonia in Strasbourg, Fondation Villa Datris in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France; Palais Liectenstein in Feldkirch, Austria; the Vatican Museum and Museo Archeoloigico complex, Lipari; Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland; at Inguat, Guatemala City, Guatemala; in Grote Kerk in the Hague, Holland; Chiesa Santa Chiara, Republic of San Marino; at Beith Shemesh, Gerusalem, Isreal; at Palais Kherredine in Tunis, Tunisia; at the Munchen Kunstelerhaus in Munich and Kulturzentrum in Konstanz, Germany; the National Museum of Fine Arts, Maritime Museum, Museum of Archeology and MCA in Malta.

Austin Camilleri lives in Gozo and works between Malta, Italy and Belgium.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS . PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2017    Libretto, Galleria Mediterranea, Palermo

2016   Zieme, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden

           Formula of Excellence with Alfredo Rapetti Mogol, Gozo/ Milan

           Bronze Portals, Santwarju Hniena Divina, Naxxar

2015   Ghost Trip, Henderson Centre, Beijing, China

          Hate Politik, in collaboration with Thomas Zueggin, Mario Sammut and Kenneth Spiteri

2014  Winning architectural project: international call for proposals for an artistic statement to

the Maltese Republic

Solo I Bambini ci salveranno, in collaboration with 12,000 primary school pupils

           Zieme, Valletta International Arts Festival, City Gate, Valletta

2013   Deposition, Tal-Pilar Church, Valletta

2011    Camilleri On Paper, gallery Art..e, Victoria, Gozo

           L-Ahhar Moll, with Ruben Pace, St James Centre for Creativity, Valletta

2010.  MCA 16, Malta Contemporary Art Foundation, Valletta 

Blata, public sculptural installation. Garden of Nations, Ramallah.

2009 Camilleri Carbonaro, with Pawl Carbonaro, Munchen Kunstlerhaus, Munich, Germany 

Via Crucis, Santwarju Hniena Divina, Naxxar.

          This is fiction, Centre Culturel TiArt, Paris, France 

2008  Peinture peinture galerie GNG, Paris, France    

 Pan, with composer Ruben Zahra, Ospizio, Floriana

2007  Mind the gap, Place Fontanais, Brussels

Voyage, public sculpture, Woerden, Holland  

2006  Open Late  SSA Gallery, Gharb, Gozo      

Human Implementation, curated by D Ljubicic, Kulturzentrum, Konstanz, Germany      

2005  Lonesome death of Hattie Carroll, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta 

2004  Messa Arcaica, ex-chiesa Santa Caterina, Lipari, Italy

          Dome painting , Santa Lucija Church, Gozo 

2002  Let me give you what you want, San Lawrenz                

2001   Recent Works, Galerie Bagnato, Konstanz, Germany

Ciclo Della Madonna, paintings, Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime, Siracusa   

1999  Stones, Maltese islands                                    

A happening, performance with Pierre Portelli, Valletta

1998   Sacredaustin, St.James Church, Victoria       

1997   Drawings and etchings, Inguat, Guatemala City, Guatemala    

Recent Paintings, SAI gallery, New York, USA

1996    Playing with Fire, University of Malta, Msida                   

 Opus, etchings and engravings, Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta              

1995     Un periodo di convalescenza rimasto a meta’, L’Atelier, Perugia, Italy

1994    On the Sublime, Tigrija Palazz, Victoria

1992    Works, Exhibition Hall, Ministry for Gozo, Victoria

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2017 Homo Melitensis, Maltese Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Land of Sea, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium

         Artraker Bienniel Awards, Fondazzjoni Kreativita’, Valletta

         Presentation 3, Studio Galerie Bagnato, Konstanz , Germany

   

2016   The Last Horse of Oland, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden

           iMprint, Art..e gallery, Victoria

2015   Virtuoso, Studio 104, Valletta

2014   Startle, St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta

          Made in MT, Dar Malta, Brussels, Belgium

Sculptur du Sud, Villa datris, L’isle sur la Sorge, France

 Pan – the goat god, collaboration with Ruben Zahra, Hagar Qim temples

  Printcycle, Palazzo dePiro, Mdina, Malta

  Identita’, Casa Pereira, Valletta, curated by M Mifsud

  VIVA, City Gate, Valletta, curated by R.Vella

  Ziguzajg, International Children’s Festival, Valletta, Malta

  Repubblika, Shortlist Exhibition, Concept for new image of the Republic of Malta, Museum of      Archeology, Valletta, Malta

2013Revisit, Tal-Pilar Church, Valletta

Milkshake,  St. James Cavalier, Centre for Creativity, Valletta, curated by Lisa Gwen

Stemperando, Biennale di lavori su carta, Biblioteche Nazionali, Roma, Torino, Cosenza, organised by Verso l’Arte and Istituto Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea

2012. Nuov, Palazzo Municipale, Nichelino, Torino

 6:6, Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema, Malta    

2011   Wertenbruch feat. Camilleri redux, Opus 64 galerie, Sliema, Malta    

3artists/3composers, Upper galleries, St James Cavalire, Valletta, Malta    

I Fought the X and X won, Museum of Contemporary Art , Cluj, Romania                            Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta

2010   Mediterrenean Biennale, Palace Kherredine, Tunis     

Projecetd Visions, Apollonia, Strasbourg

2009   Square, Gallery 64, Valletta, Malta    

Itinera 3, Istituto Culturale Italiano, Valletta, Malta                    

2008   Eighteitheen, MCA, Marsa

  Scent, St John’s Cavalier, Valletta

  Projected Visions, Apollonia, Strasbourg, France

2007   Agorafoly Outside, Place Fontainas, Brussels, Belgium

Agorafolly Inside, Centrale Electrique – European Centre for Contemporary Arts, Brussels, Belgium

6collabor8Palais Liectenstein, Feldkirch, Austria          

Cittadella Centre for Culture and the Arts, The Citadel, Gozo

Second International Sculpture Symposium, Woerden, Holland

Forbidden spectacle, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, curated by M.Mangion

60x60x60, ISIDEM exhibition, Siracusa-Scicli-Valletta curated by Salvatore Lacagnina

2006   twenty-five years 25 artists, Middlesea House, Floriana, curated by D. Vella

2005    Going beyond the countries art- small states on uncertainstereotypes, San Marino, curated by R. Canarezza and PP Coro

  ®®(F) 2005àXP Global Networking Project, Memory and Identity, Montevideo, curated by          Agricola de Cologne.    

  Works 10 Artists, Gallery art..e, curated by C.Cassar2005  

  Six generations of Maltese contemporary artists, Valletta, curated by G.Glanville

            Blitz, Malta War Museum, Birgu, curated by R.Vella

2004   Abstract paintings in the reserve collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta

  Breakthrough, Grote Kerk, The Hague, Holland curated by A.Odding             

   Caravaggio – la mostra impossibile, Caraffa Stores, Birgu

2003   START, Digital Prints exhibition in tandem with J.Elkins talk, St James Cavalier, Valletta

  Escape, Cittadella, Gozo, curated by A.Camilleri

  Borders, Valletta, curated by Start and R.Davies

2002   Cityspaces, Valletta, curated by R.Vella     

  Uber, Portomaso, Paceville, curated by M.Mangion

2001.   Malta,crossroads of civilisation, UN, Geneva,curated by D.Vella                                                          

Chocolate, Streatham Common, London, UK

Windsor and Newton worldwide millenium exhibition, Brussels, London, Stockholm, New York

2000   Art in Malta today, St.James Cavalier, Valletta, curated byJ.P Cassar          

  Sacred Art in Gozo 1575-1999, Victoria, curated by J.Calleja

1999   Deheb, International Workshop on art and ecology, Beit Shemesh, Israel          

Biennale for Young Artists, Ex-Mattatoio, Rome, Italy          

Windsor and NewtonCompetition, Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta          

Re-interpreting Preti, National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, curated by A.Bartolo, D.Cutajar, T.Vella

1998   Mediterranea, Musee’ Botanique, Brussels, curated by Correri Casini

1997   Open Air Show, Angiers, France  Ex-tempore, Hagenau, France          

International Salon, SAI Gallery, Broadway, New York, USA          

Abstraction in Malta, Mellieha, curated by Adrian Bartolo

1995   Arti Indipendenza, curated by D. Vella

1994Sul Fiume, Pretola, Italy, curated by S. Cardinali

1993Chiesa di S.Prospero, Perguia, Italy

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 CURATORSHIP

 

2013 SWIM, Maritime Museum, Birgu, for the Malta International Arts Festival

2013 Dukeofedinbourghhotel Room36, The Citadel, Gozo, for Lejlet Lapsi

2012 WiccimbWicc, St James Cavalier, Valletta,  for Malta International Arts Festival

2012 What it does to me, paintings, Charles Gatt, Zebbug

2011 Camilleri on paper, Art..e gallery, Gozo

2007 6collabor8, co-curated with V Briffa and P Portelli,  Palais Leichtenstein, Feldkirch, Austria

2006 Candlelight, Mario Abela and Josef Camilleri, St Augustine’s Cloister, Gozo

2004 Wistin Camilleri-maquettes, statues, sculptures,  Sentinella, Victoria

2003 Escape, Old Prisons, Cittadella, Gozo

2002 Borders, co-curated with Start, Pinto Stores, Valletta

1999 Stones, Valletta, Dingli, Delimara, Xwejni – Malta

1998 Sacredaustin, St James’ Church, Victoria

 

 

AFFILIATIONS . WORKSHOPS. RESIDENCIES

 

2015- ongoing Founding member ISTRA foundation for Arts and research

2015- ongoing visiting lecturer, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malta

2015 Artistic director Chorus Urbanus, Lux, CD production and launch

2014-15 Travel Residency, Beijing, Baoding, Xian, China

2011 Towards Frugality, Architecture Workshop, Phoenicia Hotel, Floriana

2010 Workshop at the International Accademy of fine Arts , Ramallah

2008-2009 Visiting Lecturer, M.Ed Art, Faculty of Education

2007ISIDEM project, Scicli and Siracusa, Italy

2007, 2008 Production Design for Ggantija Awaken, Ggantija, Gozo

2006- 2009 Co-founder of Fundazzjoni Ta’ Klula 

2002-2006Co-founder of StART, a group of contemporary artists working together to advocate change in local cultural policy.

2005, 2006, 2007 Production Design for Carols by Candlelight

1999First Art and Ecology Conference, Jerusalem, Israel

1999 Founder of 356, a multicultural association for the production of contemporary projects 

1999, Director, Perfect, NCS theatre

1998 Set Designer, La Gioconda, Astra Theatre

1991 Set Designer, Nabucco, Astra Theatre

 

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