Date(s) - 21 Oct 2021 - 11 Nov 2021
Exhibition by Kamy Aquilina
Curated by Carmen Aquilina
An artistic project highlighting a life in Birżebbuġa.
Supported by Arts Council Malta
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
‘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.
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.
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.