Professor Vince Briffa
Vince is Associate Professor and Head of Department of Digital Arts at the University of Malta. A multi-disciplinary artist educated at Leeds University and UCLan in the UK.
He is a Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, New York and curated exhibitions at the NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf; the Münchner Künstlerhaus, Munich; Les Rencontres Arles, France; Leeuwarden, the Netherlands amongst others. Briffa has published numerous papers and books related to art practice.
As an artist, he has exhibited in major museums and art galleries worldwide, including the Venice Biennale (1999); the United Nations Building, Geneva; the Museum of Modern Art, Liechtenstein; the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Fe, Argentina; Palais Liechtenstein, Austria; the Museum of Fine Arts, Romania and the Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv amongst many others.
He was also commissioned projects by the Cork 2005, Pafos 2017 and Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018 European Capitals of Culture. His work forms part of numerous private and public collections.
Dr Trevor Borg
Trevor is a lecturer within the Department of Digital Arts at the University of Malta and a multi-disciplinary artist. He holds a PhD in Fine Art practice from the University of Leeds and his work spans across a diverse range of media from drawing to painting, sculpture, photography, film, and installations.
He worked in the creative industries namely within the design sector as artistic director and with Heritage Malta, the national agency for museums and cultural heritage. He is a member of the creative practice-led research network LAND2 and curator of various exhibitions.
His work has been shown in numerous museums and galleries internationally including, the MKM Museum Küppersmühle Duisburg, Germany; Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium; European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium; Museu-Arxiu de Montblanc i Comarca, Spain; Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta; NRW-Forum Dusseldorf, Germany; Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie Leeuwarden, Netherlands; Villa Claudia Feldkirch, Austria; Biffi Arte, Piacenza, Italy; University of Leeds, UK; and Sheffield Institute of Arts, UK; amongst many others. He regularly delivers talks and papers related to art practice and research.
Klitsa is a Professor of Fine Arts at Cyprus University of Technology. A multidisciplinary artist educated at Wimbledon School of Art, St. Martin’s School of Art and Design London (B.F.A.), Pratt Institute (M.F.A.), New York University, USA (D.A. Program) and Cyprus University of Technology (PhD).
As an artist, she has exhibited in major museums and art galleries worldwide. She has been an artist in residence in many countries and participated in noumerous workshops and seminars.
Her work has been exhibited in Herzliya Museum, Israel, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Palais du Rhin/Drac Alsace, Strasbourg, Arte Contemporanea Pinerolo, Torino, Sandström Andersson Gallery, Sweden, Exhibit Gallery, London, Antrepo, Istanbul, Espace Commines, Paris, Pulchri Studio, Hague, Macedonian Museum, Thessaloniki, Wonderland Lotte Square, Quanzhou, China, Bozar Expo, Belgium, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo, Skånes konstförening, Malmö, Sweden, Petach Tikva Museum, Israel, Museum of Nanjing University of the Art, China and The Museum of the Arts of the 20th and 21st Century, St Petersburg, Russia. She has won noumerous awards.
Dr Hesperia Iliadou de Subplajo-Suppiej
Hesperia is an elected professor in the History of Art &Architecture and a Museum Studies specialist, member of ICOM- Italia, the International Council of Museums. Educated at the NTU Athens, the University of London (Bartlett) and the Research Centre of Museum &Galleries of the University of Leicester, she is currently researching socially engaged strategies in curating and the creation of a new museum in Venice dedicated to artisan practices and the arts.
Since 2014 she has been acting commissioner for the Venice Biennale and involved in different aspects of the research and organizational process of exhibiting in Venice. She has curated different exhibitions of both contemporary art and historical themed museum exhibits, lastly being curator of the inaugural exhibition of the European Capital of Culture 2017.
She lives in Venice, where she is currently teaching Museology, Exhibition Techniques and Socially Engaged Art at the MA in Curatorial Practice at the European Institute of Design. Her academic publications and research focuses in contemporary practices in representing and exhibiting the cultural history and arts of the Mediterranean Sea.
Perit Matthew Joseph Casha
Matthew is an Architect and Civil Engineer specialising in architectural and spatial design. Having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Architecture in Malta, Matthew pursued his studies with a Masters Degree in Construction Project Management in Aberdeen, Scotland. Before founding his own studio, Matthew worked on a number of major national projects, which involved integration of spatial planning with high end detailed design.
Through the mission of ‘Inspiring change through creative action’, Matthew has successfully worked on a number of architectural and spatial projects promoting good design through industrial, commercial and residential projects.
Besides practising architecture, Matthew is also experienced in project leadership, as well as in the organisation of local design exhibitions and festivals, such as Malta Design Week 2012 and 2014. Having a keen eye and passion for design, Matthew has also successfully participated in various local and international design competitions.
George has studied Electronic Engineering and Energy Management systems. Parallel to this, he attended Photography and Theatre Lighting Courses and workshops in Edinburgh, London and Thessaloniki. He has a MA in Multimedia Design, from the Cyprus University of Technology, in the research area of “Virtual Reality and Theatre” (2012). In addition, he completed a year in the Doctorate program in professional Studies at Middlesex University in the subject of Multimedia Applications in Contemporary Theater.
He is a production manager and a light designer working in the Theatre area specializing in Light and Multi-media Design. He was project Manager for a number of International Visual Arts Exhibitions both in Cyprus and abroad.
Under his direction, as a Production Manager of Paphos2017 European Capital of Culture, some of the biggest and most important performances and artistic events ever happening in Cyprus were planned and implemented.