Pierre Portelli (Malta)

Pierre Portelli

pierre portelli b.1961

Works mainly in installation art. He is also a stage designer, book designer and set designer for TV productions in Malta. He resided in the UK between 1977 and 1982 and studied at Swindon School of Art and Design. In 1995, he received an award for his work in the Graphic Design field. He is visiting lecturer in Visual Literacy at the University of Malta.

Personal exhibitions include and when I reach port… St James Cavalier (2004), Ropport an ongoing collaboration with American artist Ann Ropp (2002), ism at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta (1999), A Happening, a collaboration with Austin Camilleri, Valletta and Victoria, Gozo (1999), What was…is, St Johns Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Breadworks, Central Connecticut State University, USA (1998) and Pierre Portelli by Marta V. Kot, a collaboration with American artist Marta V. Kot in NY, USA (1998).

Select Group shows include Blitz, Wartime shelters, Birgu (2005), Carosello Maltese, Cervia, Italy (2004), Borders, Pinto Vaults, Valletta (2003), escape, Old Prisons, Citadel, Gozo (2003) Cityspaces, Valletta (2002), Über, Paceville (2001), Art in Malta Today, St. James Centre for Creativity, Valletta (2000). Participated actively in the workshops organised by Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto at the 50th Biennale di Venezia.

Pierre Portelli participates in

  • VideoChannel
  • Videos from Malta
    Title: ILMA, video, 2003, loop
    (curated by Vince Briffa)