Born and based in Valletta, Malta.
Alexandra Pace —
Alexandra Pace (b.1977) is an artist and curator. She is also the founder and Director of Blitz, a non-profit project space in Valletta, Malta. Established in 2013, Blitz has been pivotal in the development of Malta’s contemporary art scene and has formed an identity and a presence which has extended beyond the island to the international art world. With Alexandra at its helm, Blitz has had a substantial impact on the Maltese art scene by filling a void that existed between cultural institutions and artist studios, which is evident through the high engagement of audiences and applicants to open calls. Educated at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London, Alexandra has taught photography, as well as multidisciplinary studio practice at the Department of Digital Arts (University of Malta), curated a pop-up hub at the World Summit of Arts and Culture (Malta) and led the team behind Transformer, a large-scale, two-year project of residencies and off-site exhibitions in collaboration with Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Alexandra’s work forms part of various private and public collections, including the permanent collection of the University of Arts London and the Museum of Fine Arts in Malta.
2018 – Same is not the Same (Malta)
European Eyes on Japan, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta
2017 – Automatons in Marienbad (Malta)
Human Matter, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta
2017 – In Transit (Dusseldorff)
NRW Forum, Dusseldorff – Group show of contemporary media art from Malta
2017 – In Transit (Leeuwarden)
Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Group show of contemporary media art from Malta
2016 – MADATAC (Spain)
Contemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Arts Festival, Madrid
2016 – St Eloy Race (Malta)*
A Fragmenta event, curated by Bettina Hutschek. Valletta, Malta
2015 – Beyond Love (Malta)
St James Cavalier, Valletta
2014 – Stop It! (London)
Postgraduate Degree Show One,
Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London
2014 – Live In Your Dreams (London)
Group show held in The Crypt of Saint Pancras New Parish Church, London, UK. Curated by Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro
2013 – CSM Art Auction Lethaby Gallery (London)
2013 – Tampered Evidence (Malta) *
A solo exhibition incorporating four instalments centred around the themes of time, repetition and dreams. Spread over different rooms in the 400-year-old building, the exhibition uses the space in such a way that mirrors the experience of a journey, from one level of consciousness to another.
2013 – In Transit (UK)
Interim show of first year postgraduate students of Central St Martins University held in V22, Bermondsey.
2013 – Oblivion (UK)
A curated collective show centered on the themes of oblivion as differentiated by French Anthropologist Marc Augé.
2013 – Milkshake (Malta)
Collective show on gender and sexuality.
2010 Underwater Love (Madrid)
Circolo de Bellas Artes, Madrid.
2009 – The Life Model (Malta)
Valletta, Malta – A seven-artist, multi-media visual art project depicting the naked and the nude.
2008 – Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles (France)
Nuit de la Photographie, Parc des Ateliers, Arles.
* denotes solo exhibitions
CURATED EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2017 – TRUTH||LIES
Artists: Armenoui Kasparian Saraidari Sara Rees Giuseppe Torre Erica Giusta Guillaume Dreyfuss Jacques Borg Barthet Manali Jagtap Nyheim Tom Bull Philip Cartelli Mariangela Ciccarello Arnold Aganze Ina Lounguine Will Henry Carter Neale Willis
Truth||Lies presents a collection of works, performances, and film screenings that span notions of truth and falsehoods, from the personal to the political to the technological. The artists use their respective mediums to investigate personal histories and expose political truths, while subverting the boundaries between fact and fiction to present works and experiences that act as a malleable mirror onto our own selves.
2016 – G PLAN: MADE IN MALTA
This landmark exhibition presented the untold story of a collaboration between two pioneering design companies – Gomme Industries, producer of G Plan in the UK, and Joinwell in Malta, the only other company licensed to manufacture G Plan products. Presented in the context of a contemporary art organisation, the exhibition shone a bright light on the industrial history and the development of post-war furniture industry in Malta in an exhibition that bridges contemporary art with contemporary living.
2016 – YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
Artists: Pippin Barr, Aaron Bezzina, Sarah Maria Scicluna. In collaboration with human rights NGO aditus foundation.
You Are What You Eat was a project that looked at where we have come from and what has led us to the state we are in. In short, You Are What You Eat was about migration.
2015 – NEW WEAPONS
Artists: Aava Anttinen / Rachel Channa Kremer / Zhanna Bobrakova / Sarah Crew / Bonamy Devas / Valerie Driscoll / Helena Goñi / Benjamin Knight / Albena Martinova / Laura Marques / Hana Vojackova / Dario Srbic / Parvaneh Rahimi / Dana Strango / Hengxi Li / Trilokjit Sengupta / Mengjiao Yu
New Weapons was a collaboration between Blitz and Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London. New Weapons was an exploration of the proliferation of the networked image in an online environment, and the idea that an image can be in many places simultaneously.