Victor Agius is a visual artist based in Xagħra, Gozo Island, Malta. Thanks to his father’s sculpture studio he gained the experience of creative work very early and later enrolled at the University of Malta’s Fine Art Department. Once he graduated in 2004 he furthered his studies in Italy (The International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Perugia) and in the UK (The Central Saint Martin’s College for Art and Design, London). Performance, installation, sculpture and painting make the core of his practice. His corpus of work mainly concern formless matter. He examines the ephemeral aspects of materials proper to his own experience of the environment, whether randomly or carefully selected sites, with their distinctive ecological and archaeological features. He also uses objects of everyday use and displaces them or borrows their form to dialogue with various sites in which he makes his interventions and installations.
His works so far have been shown in Malta at venues such as the National Museum of Fine Arts and St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta. He has also participated in numerous international exhibitions which include the Spazio Pastificio Cerere in Rome (2012), Galleria San Eufemia in Venice (2011), the Arte Padova Fair in Padova (2011), the Long Room Gallery at Oxford University (2010), the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Florence (2009) and the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo (2006). In August 2010 he realized an action in his family tomb and started using performance as one of his central forms of expression which continued to inform and inspire his practice, projects and research. In 2013 and 2014 he collaborated with composer Dr Mariella Cassar-Cordina and writer Dr Immanuel Mifsud on Ġgantija 2013 Project, curated by Dr Vince Briffa, which was launched at the Unesco World Heritage site Ġgantija Temples in Gozo and at St James Cavalier in Valletta. His sculpture GENESIS, a spherical rugged form entirely built in Gozitan raw unfired clay was included in the list of exhibited sculptures during VIVA festival and was installed at the courtyard of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta. In 2014 he was selected as an emerging talent from Malta to represent his nation in the European Ceramic Context in Bornholm (Denmark). In November 2015 he was invited to perform and exhibit his work at the Zagrebi Festival of Contemporary art in Zagreb Croatia where he performed PULVIS, 2010 (2014) at Lauba Gallery which was curated by Dr Marko Stamenkovic and Emil Matesic.