ANTOINE FARRUGIA

Antoine Farrugia (b.1969) was born and lives in Mqabba, Malta.  The artist's primary driving force lies within the limestone medium; its various geological characteristics and pliability provides the momentum to give life to organic, undulating forms. An energy which transcends the material itself, resulting in a personal endeavour to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Such strength reverberates also in other materials, whether marble or steel, resulting in dynamic and monumental sculptures.

 

 

Experience & Exhibitions

 

 

1988 – 1997 

Amateur Pyrotechnic Manufacturer 

Manufacturing of aerial fireworks for the Lily Fireworks Factory in Mqabba, Malta

 

October 2003 

Solo Exhibition at Old hospital in Mqabba, Malta:  ‘Emotions in Stone’

 

December 2004 

Solo Exhibition at St. James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta: ‘Limestone Carvings’

 

June 2005 

Collective Exhibition at St. Anne Parish Hall, Marsascala, Malta

 

July 2005

Collective Exhibition at Yacht Club Manoel Island, Malta: ‘Magiah’

 

August 2005

Collective Exhibition at Strait Street, Valletta, Malta: ‘STRADA’

 

October 2005

Collective Exhibition at Santo Spirito Rabat, Malta

 

May 2006

Collective Exhibition at La Vittorja Band Club, Mellieha, Malta

 

June 2006 

European Sculpturing Symposium, Fraunhstein, Germany

 

July 2006

Collective Exhibition at Malta Artfest, Freedom Square, Valletta, Malta

 

July 2006 

Collective Exhibition at Strait Street, Valletta, Malta: ‘STRADA’

 

July 2007 

Collective Exhibition at Strait Street, Valletta, Malta: ‘STRADA’

 

November 2008 

Collective Exhibition at Ministry of Tourism, Merchant Street, Valletta, Malta: ‘Out of Print’

 

September 2009 

Solo Exhibition at Notte Bianca, Valletta, Malta

 

October 2010 

Collective Exhibition at Mqabba, Malta: ‘Mal-Mhedda Taz-Zmien’

 

October 2012 

Collective Exhibition at Mqabba, Malta: ‘Mal-Mhedda Taz-Zmien’

 

July to September 2014

Collective Exhibition at Mdina, Gozo and Mellieha: ART CLUB 2000

 

February 2015
Collective trio exhibition at Safi Club.

 

April 2015
(SOLO) at Galleria del Borgo, Attard

 

October 2015
Workshop at Bavaria international school Munich, Germany

 

October 2015
THE MDINA CATHEDRAL CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNALE 2015/16

 

December 2015
Collective exhibition at Chinese Garden Santa Lucia

 

March 2016
(Resident artist) at Marie gallery5, Mosta.

 

July 2016
(Travelled to China as a guest artist)

 

September 2016
Collective exhibition at Le Meridien Hotel, Balluta


November 2016
(Solo exhibition) at Marie5 gallery, Mosta


December 2016
Collective Exhibition at Chinese Cultural Centre, Valletta.

 

February 2017
Collective exhibition at CCC at SKYPARKS, Luqa.

 

April 2017
Collective exhibition at CCC at Cavallieri Hotel, St.Julians.

 

May 2017
Collective exhibition at CCC at Maltese House of Representatives, Valletta.

 

July 2017
(Resident artist) at INIALA 5 gallery.

 

Aug 2017
Collective exhibition at CCC at Ministry of Gozo, Rabat Gozo.

 

Aug 2017
Collective exhibition at Pop up gallery by INIALA5, at Valletta.

 

Nov 2017

THE MDINA CATHEDRAL CONTEMPORARY ART BIENNALE 2017/18

 

January 2018
Workshop with Volker Hauswirth, in a quarry at Mqabba. Title: The European WALL

 

Feb 2018
Brothers in ARTs at INIALA5 Mosta, with Volker Hauswirth