Austin Camilleri (1972, Malta)
Austin Camillieri is one of Malta’s leading contemporary artists who works simultaneously and non-hierarchically in painting, installation, drawing, video and sculpture.
Camilleri's works are process oriented and his installations deal mainly with transience, with his commentary shifting from social criticism to sharp humour. In his two dimensional work he uses a variety of media and stylistic multiplicity in a process of hiding and exposing, control and accident, making and destruction.
Austin Camilleri has exhibited in both solo and group shows hosted by contemporary art institutions in Europe, South America, South Africa and the USA amongst others. He has been has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Art Raker Biennale, Mediterranean Biennale in Tunisia and the Biennale for Young Artists in Rome and recently in venues such as the BOZAR, Centrale Electrique and Musee Botanique in Brussels, Kalmar Kontsmuseum in Sweden, Henderson Centre in Beijing, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and at the Fondation Villa Datris in France. His works form part of significant private, corporate and public collections.