Victor Agius (artist)

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Victor Agius

Victor Agius (b. 1982) is an artist born in Gozo, Malta.

He was raised in an artistic family. Already as a child he became acquainted with sculptural work thanks to his father’s studio in Xagħra, Gozo, where the family still lives. Later on, after graduating from the University of Malta’s Fine Art Department (2004), he furthered his studies abroad: first in 2009 at the International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Perugia, Italy, then in 2011 at the Central Saint Martin’s College for Art and Design in London, UK. So far, his works have been shown at various artistic venues in Malta.

His practice consists of performance, installation, sculpture and painting. At its core, his work is concerned with formless matter. Agius examines the formless matter proper to his own experience of the environment – either randomly or carefully selected sites with their distinctive ecological and archeological features – which all finds its roots in the earth or soil-derived organic materials (raw clay, for instance, beside natural pigments, oils and acrylics). This has allowed him to produce a body of work through which to reflect upon the subject of human existence in general and the limits of his own existence in particular.[1]

Solo Exhibitions and Collaborative Projects

  • 2014: Ġgantija 2013 Project Final Phase – (new works) Sculptures and mixed media work in collaboration with composer Dr Mariella Cassar and Dr Immanuel Mifsud, Curated by Dr Vince Briffa. St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta[2];
  • 2013: Ġgantija 2013 Project – Interventions in sculptures and performance work in collaboration with composer Dr Mariella Cassar, Curated by Dr Vince Briffa. Ggantija Temples, Gozo [3]
  • 2010: La Materia – Gallery Art..e, Victoria, Gozo, Malta[4];
  • 2008: Volumes, Ministry for Gozo, Gozo,Malta[5];
  • 2008: Inside Out - b'art Art Gallery, Sliema, Malta[6];
  • 2007: Galleria Athenaeum, Florence, Italy[7];
  • 2005: Nativitas – Banca Giuratale, Gozo, Malta[8];
  • 2004: Gaulos - Barumbara Art Gallery, Ghajnsielem Gozo.

Collective Exhibitions and Collaborative Projects

  • 2015: FLUX, Studio 104, Valletta with Elisa Von Brockdorff and Darren Tanti. Curated by Michelle Morrissey[9];
  • 2014: ZAGREBI Festival, Lauba Gallery, Zagreb Croatia, curated by Dr Marko Stamenkovic and Emil Matesic[10];
  • 2014: European Ceramic Context in Bornholm (Denmark)[11];
  • 2014: Malta Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa, curated by Fabrizio Mifsud Soler and coordinated by Arts Council Malta[12];
  • 2014: Genesis, installed at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta during VIVA Festival with Austin Camilleri and JP Azzopardi, Curated by Dr Raphael Vella[13];
  • 2013: Duke, Gozo Citadel, curated, by Austin Camilleri;
  • 2012: SPAM, Pastificio Cerere, curated by Sguardo Contemporaneo, Rome, Italy[14];
  • 2011: Arte Padova Art Fair, Padova, Italy[15];
  • 2011: Galleria Sant Eufemia, Venice, Italy[16];
  • 2010: ‘In Pulverem Reverteris’, Citadella, VISTA- the Victoria Contemporary Art Tour curated by Mario Cassar in Victoria Gozo;
  • 2010: ‘Evropa’ Long Room Gallery, Oxford University, UK[17];
  • 2010: ‘Terrae’ – Galleria Mentana, Florence, Italy 2009 – ‘Biennale di Firenze’ – Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy[18];
  • 2009: ‘Biennale di Firenze’ – Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy[19];
  • 2009: ‘Art in Mind’ - The BrickLane Gallery, London;
  • 2008: Madeira Internacional Arte Bienal - Museo Casa da Luz, Portugal[20];
  • 2008: Centre Culturel Christiane Peugeot in Paris[21];
  • 2006: Ceramic Tile Triennale – Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republican;
  • 2004: Your Eyes My Eyes Images of Displacement,Degree Show - an art project focusing on refugees in Malta, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta, curated by Dr Raphael Vella.

External links

References

  1. https://sculpture-network.org/en/view/profile/113/Victor-Agius
  2. http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2014-08-26/arts-and-culture/ggantija-2013-project-final-exhibition-6346801152/
  3. ;http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2013-06-27/news/a-mystical-evening-at-ggantija-1926823942/
  4. http://gozonews.com/13074/la-materia-a-new-sculpture-exhibition-by-victor-agius/
  5. http://gozonews.com/6025/volumes-an-art-exhibition-by-victor-aguis/
  6. http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2008-03-07/news/a-work-of-art-204787/
  7. http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2011-12-04/news/victor-agius-exhibits-in-venice-302660/
  8. https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20060108/gozo/coming-up.67120
  9. https://www.manicmalta.com/2015/04/flux-exhibition-of-artworks-by-maltese.html
  10. https://www.itgirl.hr/newsflash/style-and-glow/5348-zagrebi-festival-zivotan-i-intrigantan
  11. http://www.europeanceramiccontext.com/ecc2018-curated
  12. https://www.whatson.com.mt/en/home/events/9989/root.htm
  13. http://www.kreattivita.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/VIVA-2014-Booklet1.pdf
  14. https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20121021/arts-entertainment/Victor-Agius-in-Rome-art-project.442210
  15. http://gozonews.com/25498/victor-agius-exhibits-in-an-international-art-project-in-rome/
  16. https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20111218/arts-entertainment/Victor-Agius-works-exhibited-in-Venice.399106
  17. http://www.acflondon.org/events/europa-woman/
  18. http://gozonews.com/12493/victor-agius-to-unveil-his-terrae-series-in-florence/
  19. http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2009-12-08/news/victor-agius-invited-to-the-biennale-internazionale-dell-arte-contemporanea-267391/
  20. http://gozonews.com/3557/victor-agius-exhibiting-abstract-in-portugal/
  21. Centre Culturel Christiane Peugeot in Paris