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ALEXANDRA PACE

Based in Valletta, Malta.

Alexandra Pace (b.1977) is an artist and curator. Through her multidisciplinary practice, she works predominantly with found material, still photography and film. Educated at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London, Alexandra’s interest lies in duration and temporality in the work of art as specifically relevant to photography, film, new media and technology. This is based around the understanding of the image as intensive-interactive, interchangeable, multiple and incomplete.

Alexandra is also the founder and Director of Blitz, a non-profit contemporary art 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. 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. 

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.



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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