Roderick Camilleri

Biography

His interdisciplinary visual art practice explores themes related to ontology, metaphysics and materiality.

Roderick Camilleri is a practising artist and a curator. He studied philosophy, Art and Art History at the University of Malta, and holds a B.A. (2010) and an M.A. (2015). He attended various professional development programmes, furthering his studies at international institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts (London) and Slade University (London), as well as, at professional studios in Edinburgh, Rome, and Marrakesh, amongst others.

 

Camilleri is an active participant in the local art scene. His interdisciplinary visual art practice explores themes related to ontology, metaphysics and materiality. Camilleri works as a full-time art educator, teaching studio-practice and theory at the Malta School of Art in Valletta.

 

He is currently the Vice-President of the Malta Society of Arts. He was also the Artistic Director of AMuSE, an international art project focusing on materiality and multi-sensorial art led by the Malta Society of Arts, selected and co-funded by the European Commission.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


2022 
Ecotopias, Il-Kamra ta' Fuq, Mqabba, Malta

Alternative Perspectives - Contemporary Art Collective, Astra Theatre, Victoria, Gozo

Marsa Junction Art Collective, Marsa Junction, Malta

Iniala Bureau Collective Exhibition, Iniala Bureau, Valletta, Malta 
2021 
The Pandemic: Survival, Art & New Action, Malta Enterprise, Pietà, Malta

iMprint V, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Trans-Pandemic - 4th Jogja International Miniprint Biennale, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Here We Are, Rossocinabro Gallery, Rome, Italy

Artists Tomorrow, Rossocinabro Gallery, Rome, Italy

Shadows of Reason, Malta Postal Museum, Valletta, Malta

In Contemporanea, Rossocinabro Gallery, Rome, Italy

In/break: Transept 2021 Exhibition, The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts, University of St Andrews, Scotland

The Body Language - ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition Venice 2021, THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space | Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice, Italy

Contemporary Venice 2021 - ITSLIQUID International Art Fair, THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space | Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice, Italy

2020

Iniala Harbour House Permanent Collective Exhibition, Iniala Harbour House, Valletta, Malta

Regaining a Paradise Lost - The Role of the Arts - APS Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale, Mdina Cathedral Museum, Mdina, Malta

2019

iMprint iV, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Ognuno Giochi la Sua Carta, A Cura del Centro Internazionale della Grafica di Venezia, Atelier Controsegno, Naples, Italy

Le Città d'Aqua, Atelier Controsegno, Naples, Italy

Qu Bi Miniprint Exchange Exhibition, Qu Bi Gallery, Vicenza, Italy

2018

L'Anno Che Verrà, Atelier Controsegno, Naples, Italy

Art Fair, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta

2016

Divergent Thinkers, Malta Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa, Malta


PUBLIC LECTURES


2022

ACMLab: EU Funding Opportunities for the Creative and Cultural Sectors, The Ochre Hall, Ħaġar Qim, Qrendi, Malta

2020

​Curation  Setting Up an Exhibition: From Concept to Realisation, Outdoor Artists Online Public Lecture

The Art Collection in the Malta Society of Arts' Chapel, Malta Society of Arts & The Faculty of the Built Environment, University of Malta - Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

2017

Visual Rhetoric: Approaches to Modern Art, Victor Pasmore Gallery, Central Bank of Malta, Valletta, Malta

2015

The Artist and Public Art Institutions, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Theory and Practice: Session 4: Deconstruction, Logology and Language - Public Lecture for the Anniversary Seminar on Foucault and Derrida, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

2014

Christianity, Spirituality and the Other, Lifelong Learning Centre, Malta

Cine-forum: Van Gogh, Lifelong Learning Centre, Malta

2013

The Portuguese Influence in Malta, Lifelong Learning Centre, Malta

Mythologies: Love, Sacrifice and Bliss, Lifelong Learning Centre, Malta

2010

Antoine Favray: A Student's View, Destination Art 2010, Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta


CURATION


2022

Landforms, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Eloquent Silence, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Insights, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

2021

The Colour of Time, The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Valletta, Malta

Structures of the Mind, Phoenicia Hotel, Floriana, Malta

Bonds, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Rooftops, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

2020

The Summing Up, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Memories from Mars, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Agħti Kbir Alla, Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta

ANIMA, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

2019

ORGANIC - MANMADE - TRACES - AMuSE Final Exhibition, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Malta Society of Arts' Sacred Art Collection - Permanent Exhibition, Palazzo de La Salle's Chapel, Valletta, Malta

Pursuits, La Borsa, Valletta, Malta

Perception: Postscripts - Malta Society of Arts Members’ Exhibition, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Preżenza, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

TRACES - AMuSE Exhibition, Vilnius/Dusetos, Lithuania

2018

MANMADE - AMuSE Exhibition, Stadsoase, Leeuwarden (European Capital of Culture 2018), The Netherlands

Perception - Malta Society of Arts Members’ Exhibition, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Organic - AMuSE Exhibition, Múses - Accademia Europea delle Essenze, Savigliano, Piedmont, Italy

2017

iMprintiii, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Valletta, Malta

Human Matter, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

2015

Tumbleweed, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Alluring Vignettes, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

2014

First-Time Solo Art Exhibition, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

National Exhibition of Students' Art, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta

Interiority Disclosed, St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta

2010

Wied Ħursun History of Art Students' Exhibition - University of Malta, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta