Published on Thursday 16 May 2024

Webinar: The Malta Pavilion at the 60th Venice Art Biennale

Join us for our upcoming webinar: The Malta Pavilion at the 60th Venice Art Biennale

The webinar will bring together speakers who will share with us their insights and experiences about Malta at the Venice Art Biennale. The conversation will not be complete without your participation and without the questions you might like to ask!

The session will take place on 29 May at 11am CET. It shall be moderated by Dr Romina Delia, Internationalisation Executive at Arts Council Malta. Amongst the speakers is Matthew Attard, the artist who represented Malta at this year’s Biennale with I Will Follow the Ship.

Mikala Tai, a curator, researcher, and academic specialising in Australian and Asian art and is currently the Head of Visual Arts at the Australia Council for the Arts will also take part, representing the Australian Pavilion, Australia being the winner of this year’s Biennale. The artist Archie Moore has won the prestigious Golden Lion for best national participation.  

The general audience will be able to contribute to this 60-minute webinar session by joining through this link

Speakers of the Webinar:

Matthew Attard – Artist I Will Follow The Ship

(Malta, 1987). Matthew’s I Will Follow The Ship represented Malta at this year’s Venice Art Biennale. His practice investigates images as social and cultural constructs. Matthew is strongly interested in situating his practice within the realm of contemporary drawing through a multimedia approach that highlights drawing’s versatile, performative, and time-based nature. His interest in understanding the gaze as a form of drawing - its perceptual, physiological and cultural dimensions – are the focus of his practice-based PhD research at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, funded by the Malta Arts Scholarship scheme. Raised in Malta, in 2009 he moved to Venice and collaborated with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the USA Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Later, he came back to Malta where in 2018 he obtained his Masters by Research Degree from the Digital Arts Department of the University of Malta. He first exhibited his work in a double solo show organised in 2014 at Galleria Michela Rizzo in Venice. Since then, he has exhibited in Venice, Rome, Valletta, Genoa, London, Beijing and Los Angeles among other cities.


Mary Ann Cauchi – Director Funding and Strategy, Arts Council Malta

Mary Ann provides overall direction to the strategy and funding teams, setting the strategy and vision for Arts Council Malta and coordinating programmes and initiatives aimed at supporting the cultural and creative sectors. Mary Ann oversees the funding processes and the coordination of the various strategic areas, both within Arts Council Malta as well as for the Public Cultural Organisations. She is currently also EPALE Ambassador for Creativity and Culture 2022-2024.

Throughout her career, Mary Ann Cauchi has occupied various positions in the cultural and creative sectors including Head of the National Malta School of Music and Founder-Director of Artsphere International, a company based in Malta with international networks. Prior to that, she also worked at the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, on numerous large-scale artistic and cultural events and the initiation of arts funding support.


Dr Romina Delia, Internationalisation Executive Arts Council Malta

Dr Romina Delia is the Internationalisation Executive at Arts Council Malta. She has project led Malta’s participation at the Venice Art Biennale and at the London Design Biennale for the past 9 years, all of which received very positive feedback from the international press. In 2017, during Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, she was one of the team members from Malta chairing the Cultural Affairs Committee in Brussels. She is the focal point of Malta for international networks such as EUNIC- the EU network for National Institutes of Culture, and IETM- the International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts. Romina has a PhD in curatorship from the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK and she has had her research published by Routledge.