* 1986 in Malta
Carefully constructed geometrical compositions, subtlety of lines, combination of materials, contrast of ‘natural’ and ‘synthetic’ colours and repetition are a few ways of how one can describe the work of Maxine Attard. All of the above however, are only some elements that she begins with each time she starts a new work. Overall, the urge to produce such work stems from Maxine’s constant preoccupation with the insignificance of human existence in the face of the sublime. As a result, her work tackles the void, the nothing and the constant search for meaning through the repetition of mark-making, the order of geometry and the minimal palette of colours and compositions.
Selected Exhibitions, Collaborations, Competitions & Commissions
2019 | Afterminimalism, group show at Valletta Contemporary, Malta
2018 | Here & Now 01, group show at Valletta Contemporary, Malta
2017 — 2018 | In Between Obliterations, solo exhibition, The Mill – Gabriel Caruana Foundation, Birkirkara, Malta
2016 | Bodyless, group exhibition, Maritime Museum, Birgu, Malta
2016 | ‘Pjazza Teatru Rjal’ Public Art Commission – INHABIT, Valletta, Malta
2015 | October – November BJCEM – Mediterranea 17, No Food’s Land, Young Artists Biennale, Milan, Italy
2015 | September A Dining Room (collaborative event) at Art..e Gallery, Gozo, Malta
2015 | August – October A Dining Room (collaborative installation) in Divergent Thinkers, part of VIVA 2015, Malta
2013 | Drawings, solo exhibition, Art..e Gallery, Gozo, Malta
2013 | DUKEOFEDINBURGHHOTEL Room 36, group exhibition, Sentinella, Citadel, Gozo, Malta
2012 | Religionis Violentia, group exhibition, London West Bank Gallery, London
2012 | iconoKLASTI , collaborative exhibition, Victoria, Gozo
2012 | Resting Place, collaborative installation with Justin Falzon, Nadur Parish | Church, Gozo, Malta
2011 | M.A. Fine Art Show , University of Brighton, U.K.
2011 | Down to the Essentials, work exhibited in a collective exhibition, Riverside Gallery, Richmond, London
2011 | Enabling Excessive Restricting Essential, collaborative project, Grand Parade, University of Brighton, England
2010 — 2011 | a series of two exhibitions, Grand Parade, University of Brighton, England
2010 | Analysing Time in Vista, group exhibition around several locations in Victoria, Gozo, Malta
2010 | 4VISIONS, group exhibition, Mosta, Malta
2009 | Heritage at Risk, group exhibition by Heritage Malta, Palazzo Vilhena, Malta
2009 | The Carmelites, solo exhibition, Carmelite Priory Museum, Malta
Education & Training
2010 — 2011 | Masters in Fine Art University of Brighton, U.K. Grade: Distinction
2005 — 2008 | Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History of Art University of Malta Grade: 2nd Class Upper (delivered in English).
2006 | IELTS (International English Language Testing System, Academic Level), IELTS International
2005 | TEFL (Introductory Teaching English as a Foreign Language lecturer training course) Skylark School of English, Malta
2004 | Intermediate level – English, University of Malta
2002 | O-Level English, Edexcel International in English Language, London Examination General Certificate of Education
2015 | Part-time teacher, Gozo Visual and Performing Arts School, Malta
2014 | VIVA Curatorial School – Presentation on own work, Malta
2012 – 2014 | Assistant-Lecturer in Fine Art and Historical/Critical Studies, MCAST Malta Institute of Arts, Science and Technology, Malta
2011 | Assistant with Morison and CO. for Hayward Gallery, London.
2011 | Set designer collaboration for ‘Woman in Mind’, New Venture House Theatre, Brighton, U.K.
2011 | Gallery work, Invigilator, workshop and survey assistant, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, U.K.
2008 — 2010 | Artist in Residence, Carmelite Priory Museum, Mdina, Malta