Spazju Kreattiv invites creatives from all fields for an immersive and community-based artist-in-residence programme with a duration of between two to four weeks.
These residencies are based in the context of a growing cultural creative scene in Malta in line with Spazju Kreattiv’s aim of being a catalyst for contemporary art in Malta and allowing for international collaboration.
Our residency programme aims to enrich cultural diversity within Malta’s creative scene by encouraging encounters and exchanges between international and Maltese artists, the creative collaborators and communities as well as physical and virtual environments. The residency framework provides the time for research and development as well as opportunities for creatives to engage with communities in the presentation of work.
‘Spazju Kreattiv Artists’ Residency programme is organised in collaboration with the Valletta Design Cluster and the Ministry for Gozo’
AiR 2023 – 2024
October - November 2023
Patricia Abela is an Australian artist based in the Blue Mountains. Patricia studied Visual Arts at the University of Newcastle and has a Bachelor of Arts Visual Arts and a Diploma of Visual Arts (winning the Jean Wright Memorial Scholarship). She also has a Diploma of Education through the University of Western Sydney.
AiR 2022 – 2023
California based sculptor Erin McGuiness (b. 1975) was born in Washington DC and raised in Northern Virginia, receiving a BA in Fine Arts with a focus in ceramics from Earlham College. In 2016 she was an artist in residence at Center for the Arts in Skopelos Greece. In 2018 she lived and studied zen meditation at Green Dragon Temple on the Northern California coast and is currently studying energy work.
Tanja Hamester is a contemporary feminist artist and researcher. Her working methods are research-based and engage with possibilities of an anachronic approach to history.
AiR 2021 – 2022
July - August 2022
"Floating Gardens" is a forthcoming essay film developed by Chinese artist Kanthy Peng...
Andrea Botto (Italy)
Andrea Botto (1973) is an Italian photographer and lecturer. Interested in the cross-pollination of various contemporary art mediums, he uses photography as a means of dissecting the world in order to express its complexity and to expose its stratifications.
Cédrine Scheidig (France)
Cedrine Scheidig is a French-Caribbean photographer and videographer based in Paris, France.
Laura Besançon & YUNIS
During their residency, the artists will explore traditional Egyptian mythologies, rituals and material culture - particularly the use of archaic, anthropomorphic dolls as praxis during rituals.
Lara Lepionka (USA)
Lara Lepionka is a community-based artist and the founder and executive director of Backyard Growers, a non-profit organization connecting people to healthy food through school, community, and backyard gardens.
Roland Farkas (Slovakia)
I am an intermedia artist based in Budapest. In my works, I concentrate on the mechanisms of social inequities and the value of human life in contemporary society.
Sigrun Drapatz & Kiki Gebauer (Germany)
August - September 2022
Malta is a strategic base for shipping, trade and military in the Mediterranean. Malta has also been a place of refuge for centuries.
Yara Mekawei (Egypt)
A prolific artist and scholar, Mekawei‘s sonic bricolages draw inspiration from the flow of urban centers and the infrastructure of cities. Interested in the philosophy of architecture, history, and
Jackie Neale (USA)
September - October 2022
Jackie Neale is an award-winning New York | Philadelphia based photographic artist, photographer, imaging specialist, photo director and producer, and author with a passion for historical processes and black and white film photography.
Joséphine A. Garibaldi & Paul Zmolek (USA)
January - February 2023
Making work together as Callous Physical Theatre, Joséphine A. Garibaldi and Paul Zmolek are dedicated to fostering collaboration across communities, disciplines, and cultures regionally, nationally, and internationally through a dialogic practice of art-making, research, and pedagogy.
AiR 2020 – 2021
Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch (Germany / Turkey)
Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch are German documentary filmmakers and Art Curators based in Istanbul. The couple produces documentary Films in the Middle East and South Eastern Europe that were awarded on international Film Festivals and are screened in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France on prominent TV channels like ARD, ZDF, 3Sat and arte.
Lee Campbell (UK)
Dr Lee Campbell is an artist, curator and lecturer at Central Saint Martins and across Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon colleges UAL.
Sarah Vella (MT) and Lisa Colette Bysheim (DE)
Sarah Vella and Lisa Colette Bysheim Bysheim & Vella met during their studies at Trinity Laban in London. As freelancers, they create and perform their own work in collaboration with other artists in various disciplines. To date, they have been individually involved in several dance projects for film, stage and site specific works. Their movement language is formed by their experience in contemporary and improvisation techniques.
Katarina Radovic (SRB)
August - September 2019
Katarina Radovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia. She studied History of Art at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK in the 1990s and acquired the BA Degree in Photography from the Academy of Arts ‘BK’ in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2006.
Diana Greene (USA)
Diana Greene is a multimedia artist based in North Carolina, USA. Her photographs and films straddle the world of fine art and documentary. She believes the camera is a way to connect vividly within communities and to the personal landscape within.