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ALEXANDRA PACE


Alexandra Pace (b.1977) is a Maltese artist and curator based in Valletta. She graduated from Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London (2014) with a distinction in MA Photography. She is the founder and director of the reference and longest running, independent, contemporary art space in Malta, Blitz Valletta. Through the years, she created an international network of collaborations, which includes Central Saint Martins, Royal College of Arts, European Graduate School and Canterbury School of Architecture amongst others.

As an artist, Alexandra Pace was the recipient of the European Eyes on Japan artist residency (2017) in Aomori Prefecture and the Contemporary Istanbul curatorial residency (2019). She was nominated for the MullenLowe NOVA Award for Fresh Creative Talent (2014) and The Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography (2020). Pace’s work has been exhibited in Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles (2018), MADATAC Spain (2016), NRW Forum (2017), SKG Bridges Festival of Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (2019) and Face With Tears of Joy at Blitz Valletta (2019) alongside artists such as Cory Arcangel, Simon Denny, Rob Pruitt and Amalia Ulman. She was a visiting lecturer at the Department of Digital Arts, University of Malta (2013–2017) and Malta College of Science, Arts and Technology (2011–2012) where she was one of the founding academic members of the Photography Department.

Pace is also the recipient of various funds and grants both for her own arts practice as well as organization support and artistic programme grants for Blitz Valletta. In 2016 she was awarded a three-year grant to establish Malta’s first independent live-in residency which attracted resident artists and curators from Berlin, Kuwait, Athens, London, Vienna, Wroclaw, Paris and Istanbul, through open calls that received over 200 applicants from around the globe, and received mentions from ArtBasel Crowdfunding Initiative and Tate Art Exchange Program (2015). Pace curated 12 exhibitions as part of the residency programme over the three years.

In addition, Pace curated various exhibitions of both local and international artists at Blitz Valletta including New Weapons (2015), a parallel exhibition of graduating students of MA Photography, Central Saint Martins University London, and lead the team behind Transformer, a two-year (2017-2018) collaboration with Central Saint Martins, MUZA the National Museum of Arts in Malta and four international art spaces – 3 137 (Athens), CeRRCa (Barcelona), Le18 (Marrakech), L’Atelier de l’Observatoire (Casablanca). 



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020 – Showing True Colours, Flagge Ziegen by infected landscapes, Storkow-Hubertushöhe (Germany)

2020 – Isolation View, commissioned by Valletta Cultural Agency and Europe At Home

2019 – Face with Tears of Joy (Malta)
Blitz, Valletta 
Group show with Cory Arcangel (USA), Simon Denny (New Zealand), Andy Holden (UK), Maurice Mbikayi (Congo), Alexandra Pace (Malta), Rob Pruitt (USA), Paul Sochacki (Poland/Germany), Amalia Ulman (Argentina/Spain), Serena Vestrucci (Italy). Curated by Sara Dolfi Agostini

2019 – The Fall
SKG Bridges Festival by MOMus - Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
Thessaloniki, Greece

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)

Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta

2014 – Stop It! (London)

Postgraduate Degree Show One,
Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London

2014 – Live In Your Dreams (London)

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)
*
Blitz Valletta, Malta

2013 – In Transit (UK)
V22, Bermondsey.

2013 – Milkshake (Malta)

Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta

2010 Underwater Love (Madrid)

Circolo de Bellas Artes, Madrid.

2009 – The Life Model (Malta)

Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta

2008 – Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles (France)
Nuit de la Photographie, Parc des Ateliers, Arles.

* denotes solo exhibitions




Publications
2013, Tampered Evidence
2017, Is Time Charged With Significance?

Teaching
2013–2017, Department of Digital Arts, University of Malta
2011–2012, Malta College of Arts Science & Technology

Education
MA Photography, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts, London

Nominations
The Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography 2020


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