Through my work I'm questioning and reflecting on the systems of knowledge and information, systems for understanding and categorization that have influenced and are still influencing my cognition of life.

Through the process of making, erasing and remaking and the shifts in meaning  that take place when editing and re editing the groupings of my works, I'm colonizing a grotesque, sometimes funny and often nonsensical world that exists within, and perhaps without, my work.

C.V

Born Attard, Malta

Works and lives Cardiff, Wales
 

Education

2015, MA Fine Art, University of the West of England, Bristol

2012, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Metropolitan University Cardiff

 

Exhibitions

2019, Wales Contemporary, Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven

          & Mall Galleries, London

2019, Downstream, The Crypt, St Paul's Church, Bristol

2018, SPACEs reimagined, Kosar Contemporary, Bristol 

2018, Bona fide, Walcot Chapel, Bath

2017, Winter Wall, Cardiff Made, Cardiff

2017, Presence, Centrespace, Bristol

2016, Al che my, The Island, Bristol

2016, (two artists) SEEMS, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes

2015, Vent, University of the West of England, Bristol

2015, White Hole, Spike Open, Spike Island, Bristol

2014, Stay, Walcot Chapel, Bath

2014, Deceive/ Disclose, The Galleries, Bristol

2013, The Emerging artist award, Clarke Willmott, Bristol

2012, Output, Howard Gardens, Cardiff

2011, Made in Roath, Cardiff

2004, (two artists) Rencontre, Couvre Porte, Birgu, Malta

2003, (solo) Grand Harbour, Notte Bianca, Malta

1998, (solo) Nomad, The National Museum of Fine Art, Malta

 

 

 

Residencies

2016, Stiwdio Maelor, Corris

2016, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes

 

Public Collections

The National Museum of Fine Art, Valletta, Malta

Bank of Valletta plc., Malta

The Council of Birgu, Malta

© 2020 James Vassallo