Victor Agius is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in sculpture, painting, video, performance and installation. He lives and works a few meters away from the pre-historic sites of Ġgantija Temples and the Xagħra Stone Circle on the Mediterranean Island of Gozo. He roams the island like a nomad documenting its rituals and collecting clay and earth from excavations made continuously by construction companies. His local familiar landscape is treated as his materia prima to elicit universal existential themes. His works deal with man’s relation with the earth and its consumption for spiritual, ritualistic and for quotidian reasons. He is committed to present his research in its pure form using an archaeological approach around formless matter.
Agius’s first contact with art was with his father Mario Agius at his sculpture studio. He studied under Harry Alden and later graduated from the University of Malta in 2004, and moved on to Perugia, Italy to further his studies, followed by Central Saint Martin’s College for Art and Design in London, UK. Agius is co-founder of Ars Vitae Ensemble and worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta. His artworks have been exhibited in numerous prestigious venues both in Malta and abroad.
In May 2019 his proposal for Art in Public Spaces named Ħaġarna was inaugurated together with a performance between the artist and the community in Xagħra, Gozo.