KATEL DELIA

Katel Delia, born in 1975 in Brittany, France, is deeply attached to her Maltese origins and has been living and working between Malta and Paris since 2016.  In 1999 she completed her DNSEP degree at the Beaux-Arts de Rennes. Her diploma project explores “The lack of landmarks in water” and consists of large format digital montages. In 2000, she plunged into the internet bubble as artistic director and then functional project manager. In 2015, she finally decided to show her artistic projects. She creates installations combining photography, sculpture, and writing. Her work focuses on investigating our perception of the space and marine environment. She is also exploring the concept of how traces of the past reflect into the present.

 

In 2015, she was selected, as one of the participating artists in The Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale, by the artistic director Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci. Her first solo exhibition was « Familja migrAzzjoni » I was born there, but I live here… held in 2017 at Spazju Kreattiv in Valletta. The project was endorsed by Spazju Kreattiv, the French Embassy in Malta and other private entities.

 

In 2018, she was invited by RIMA & the Valletta 2018 Foundation, to participate in the international collective exhibition To be [defined] held at Spazju Kreattiv, in Valletta. She also participated in the project Amuse – Perception I (2018) and Perception II Postscript (2019) held at the Malta Society of Arts, in Valletta.

 

In Paris, she exhibited at La Maison des Métallos (2016) with the exhibition Passeport(e) and she is also actively involved in the Association of Parisian Artists Network.

 

In 2020, she participated in the Mois de la photo de Grenoble, in the Festival Photo Phemina at Fontainebleau, at the festival Pierrevert Nuit Photographiques, and at Rencontres Photographiques Face à La Mer, in Tangier.

 

She participated in the Masterclass of photography by FLORE and Sylvie Hugues (The eye and the spirit) and in the Masterclass by Quentin Bertoux and by Frank Ferville (Agence VU’).

 

Exhibitions

2020

  • Mois de la Photo
    Grenoble, France. November – December

  • Festival Phémina Photo
    Fontainebleau, France. October

  • Pierrevert Nuits Photographiques
    Pierrevert, France. September

  • 20 x 20 art on paper exhibition
    Collective exhibition. Christine X Art Gallery, Malte. May (online) – October (at the Gallery)

2019

  • Perception – Postscript Biased Equilibrium » – Photography installation.
    Malta Society of Arts, Valletta, Malta. August

2018

  • [To be defined]  Familja MigrAzzjoni – Legacy objects –  Collective exhibition 
    Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta. October, November

  • Perception « Constellations » Photography installation. Collective exhibition 
    Malta Society of Arts, Valletta, Malta. August

  • Utopia Nights – Performance
    Howards Gardens, Mdina, Malta. July

 

2017

  • Mosaic-Għana-Mużajk Interactive installation photography with live music. Splendid, Valletta. Strada Stretta concept, Valletta 2018. April

  • Menil’photo 2.  Collective photography exhibition. Artistes De Ménilmontant (ADM), Gallery Menil 8, Paris 20th. April

  • Walk_Through. Collective photography exhibition. Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville (AAB), Gallery AAB, Paris 20th. April

  • « Familja migrAzzjoni » I was born there, but I live here…
    Personal exhibition. 32 portraits of international migrants. Photography attached to stories in three languages, French, Maltese and English.
    Audio installation. Artist’s book, limited edition, 60 copies.
    Organisation of two events involving reading, lyric recital, discussion with audience.
    Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta. 8th March-2nd April

 

2016

  • Auction to raise money for the NGO « Le rire médecin » Partnership Artists from Ménilmontant, Bellevilloise, Paris 20th. October
    Two photographs presented all were sold.

  • Sliema Arts Festival, a place called home.
    Invited by Dartna: exhibition, talks, open theatre,
    Exiles Gardens, Sliema. 15-18th June

  • Passeport.e
    Collective exhibitions 12 artists. Maison des métallos, Paris

  • Open Artist Studios, Ateliers d’Artistes de Belleville (AAB), Paris 20th May

  • Journée de la Francophonie
    Strada Stretta concept, Valletta 2018 & French Embassy in Malta, Valletta, Malta. March

2015

  • The Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale.
    Nov. 2015 -Jan. 2016 Art director Prof Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci. Mdina Cathedral Museum, Malta. November

  • Menil’photo, Collective photography exhibition – 1st edition. ADM, Gallery « Le 26 », Paris 20th. November

  • The Outer Limits – Collective photography exhibition. Gallery AAB, Paris

  • Nuit Blanche: Constellations – Collective installation. Gallery AAB, Paris 

  • Nuit Blanche: Bestiary – Collective installation. Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris

  • Open Artist Studios, Artists from Ménilmontant, Paris 20th September

  • Open Artist Studios, AAB, Belleville, Paris  

  • « Propagation » Artistic interventions in public space, Paris 20th. May

  • Minimix came to New Artists’ Workshops Belleville. Collective exhibition. AAB Gallery, Paris 20th. February

 

2014

  • Cabinet of curiosity, Collective exhibition. Gallery « Le 26 », Paris 20th. December

  • Open Artist Studios, Artists from Ménilmontant, Paris 20th. September