Curator and Visual Artist Vince Briffa
Vince Briffa is a practicing,multi-media artist and curator. He is Head of Department of Digital Arts at the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Central Lancashire in the UK in 2009 and an MA in Fine Arts with distinction from the University of Leeds in 2000. He was also artist in residence at the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland in 1996. In the last thirty years, he has represented his country internationally and had his work exhibited in major museums and art galleries worldwide.
Vince is an associate of the Electronic and Digital Art Unit of the University of Central Lancashire, and is also involved in research projects with faculty from Contemporary Art Practice, University of Leeds.
Major works shown at the 48th edition of the Venice Biennale (1999) and the Villa Manin Museum of Contemporary Art, Passariano, Italy and the Casoria Museum of Contemporary Art in Naples, Italy; the Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, the Laiki Bank Cultural Centre in Nicosia and the Larnac Airport, Larnaca, Cyprus; the MOYA and Only Atelier in Vienna and the ‘Johanniterkirche’ in Feldkirch, Austria; the Palais des Nations, United Nations Building, Geneva, Switzerland; the grounds of the Museum of Modern Art, Vaduz, Liechtenstein; the Galerie der Schwarze Punkt, Konstanz, Germany; the Edinburgh College of Art , Edinburgh Festivals – 1996 & 2000 and Matthew Gallery, Edinburgh and the Invergordon Gallery, Inverness, Scotland; the Bretton Hall College Art Gallery, Wakefield, UK; Galerie d’Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain; Queen Street Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland; the Espace Claudel, Bibliothèque Universitaire, Amiens, France; MAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Fe, Argentina;Cork Vision Centre, Cork, Ireland; Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv, Israel and the Cathedral Museum, Mdina, the Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Archaeology and St. James Cavalier in Valletta, Malta.
Selected curatorial projects include: Digital Discourse: an international exhibition of electronic and digital art from the Commonwealth countries, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, 2005; Malta’s participation at the XP/VideoChannel – Memory & Identity, Cologne, Germany, 2005; re:public, the Capital of Culture exhibitions, Cork, Ireland, 2005; Analogue: Pioneering Video from the UK, Canada and Poland (1968-88), co-curator with Chris Meigh-Andrews and Catherine Elwesat St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, 2007; Malta’s participation at the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles, Arles, France, 2008; and Watch, Museum of Fine Art, Valletta, Malta, 2008; Austin Camilleri and Pawl Carbonaro, Münchner Künstlerhaus, Munich, 2009; co-curator, Unshackled Transformation – works by Derek Nice, St. James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta, 2011; co-curator, Valletta Photographic Exhibition, various venues in Valletta, 2011; co-curator, H-ardcore, works by Caesar Attard, St. James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta 2012; Forces, ceramic works by George Muscat, St. James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta 2013.