Malta Biennale: an explosion of contemporary art in the heart of the Mediterranean

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The Malta Biennale, will explore the theme of man and nature with works by over 50 artists in evocative locations between Malta and Gozo. An unmissable event with side events and educational initiatives.

Valletta, Malta – From 13 March to 31 May 2024, the first edition of the Malta Biennale turns the spotlight on contemporary art, transforming the Mediterranean archipelago into a vibrant centre of creativity and innovation. With the theme ‘baħar abjad imsaġar taż-żebbuġ: white sea olive groves’, the biennale invites artists from around the world to explore the complex relationships between man and nature, in dialogue with Malta’s rich history and culture.

An immersive journey through art

The biennale unfolds through a series of evocative locations, scattered across Malta and Gozo. Historic buildings, deconsecrated churches, museums and public spaces are transformed into evocative settings for works of art of different kinds: site-specific installations, video art, performance, painting and sculpture. An immersive itinerary that invites the visitor to explore not only the works of art, but also Malta’s evocative landscapes and unique atmospheres.

A dialogue between cultures at the Malta Biennale

Over 50 artists from more than 30 countries around the world were selected to participate in the biennial. Among the prominent names are:

Aaron Bezzina (Malta)
Adama Delphine Fawundu (Sierra Leone/USA)
Adrian Paci (Albania)
Agnes Questionmark (Italy)
Amy Bravo (USA)
Ana Shametaj / Giuditta Vendrame (Italy/Albania)

Their works, intertwined with the historical and social context of Malta, offer a variety of views on the biennial’s central theme, questioning the relationship between man and the environment, migration, memory and identity. An intercultural dialogue that enriches the Malta Biennale with new perspectives and meanings.

Beyond Art: Collateral Events and Educational Initiatives

The Malta Biennale is not just about exhibiting works of art. A rich programme of side events enriches the visitor experience, with workshops, seminars, talks, concerts and performances. Special attention is devoted to education, with specific activities for schools and families, aimed at stimulating creativity and participation for all. The Biennial thus becomes a place of encounter and exchange, where art becomes an instrument of learning and growth for the community.

An unmissable opportunity for Malta

The Malta Biennale represents a unique opportunity for the island to establish itself on the international contemporary art scene. The event not only enhances Malta’s cultural heritage but also provides an important boost to the local economy, attracting tourists and art enthusiasts from all over the world. The Malta Biennale is set to become a permanent fixture in the international art calendar, contributing to strengthening Malta’s image as a cultural destination of excellence.

An invitation to discovery

The Malta Biennale is an invitation to immerse oneself in a unique artistic experience, to explore new creative languages and to reflect on topical issues. A fascinating journey through the Mediterranean, discovering a land rich in history, culture and beauty. An opportunity not to be missed for all lovers of art and culture.

Useful information:

Dates: 13 March – 31 May 2024
Places: Valletta, Gozo and other sites in Malta
Side events:

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