Xlokk Kahlani – Exhibition by Kamy Aquilina

Date/Time
Date(s) - 21 Oct 2021 - 11 Nov 2021


Xlokk Kaħlani

Exhibition by Kamy Aquilina

Curated by Carmen Aquilina 

An artistic project highlighting a life in Birżebbuġa.

Supported by Arts Council Malta


DETAILS

Dates: 21 October to 11 November 2021

Venue: Art Galleries of the Malta Society of Arts,
Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta

Entrance is free, subject to Covid-19 measures

Websites
www.artsmalta.org/events
www.instagram.com/kme_11
www.instagram.com/xlokk_kahlani

‘Xlokk Kaħlani’ unfolds through an intensive documentative research project highlighting a life in Birżebbuġa experienced by the artist, Kamy Aquilina. The “camera”, being used as the main artistic tool, enables the artist to develop experimental works blending photography, light and sound installation, and alternative drawing approaches. These eventually lead to the experienced narrative being exhibited. Through this same personal approach, the artist is also interested in creating a dialogue with the viewers’ own experiences where tangible realities are continuously and rapidly being defined by the beauty and contrasting uglification of many other villages around the island. This project thus aims to resonate in its audience a multisensory experience curated by Carmen Aquilina, hosted at the Malta Society of Arts’ Palazzo de La Salle, and supported by Arts Council Malta. 

 

Artists Bio

Artist Kamy Aquilina

Kamy Aquilina

Kamy Aquilina (b.1989) is a Fine Artist and art educator based in Malta, graduated with a B.A. Hons Degree in Fine Arts. She participated in different collaborative art projects, art festivals, and art exhibitions, both locally and abroad. Her artworks are based on different personal journeys using the visual narrative, multi-sensory art, space, and colour while often using photography as a starting point. Xlokk Kaħlani is Kamy‘s first solo exhibition.

 

 

Curator Carmen Aquilina

Carmen Aquilina

Carmen Aquilina (b. 1983) studied art at the University of Malta and completed a Bachelor of Education in 2005, followed by a Masters in Art Education in 2012. As an artist-educator, she attended art workshops in Malta, UK, and a printing residency in Spain. Carmen was part of several collective exhibitions exhibited at the Malta Society of Arts, Spazju Kreattiv, and Splendid. Her most recent contributions to collaborative projects included the use of contemporary drawing application, printmaking, and use of video installation. The interest in curation started while creating and managing a number of community-based projects which manifested themselves in four consecutive annual exhibitions held at Spazju Kreattiv.