Artist Statement

Carefully constructed geometrical compositions, subtlety of lines, combination of materials, contrast of ‘natural’ and ‘synthetic’ colours and repetition are a few ways of how one can describe the work of Maxine Attard. All of the above however, are only some elements that she begins with each time she starts a new work. Overall, the urge to produce such work stems from Maxine’s constant preoccupation with the insignificance of human existence in the face of the sublime. As a result, her work tackles the void, the nothing and the constant search for meaning through the repetition of mark-making, the order of geometry and the minimal palette of colours and compositions.


Maxine Attard (b.1986, Malta) is a visual artist and a graduate of the University of Brighton, U.K. (MA Fine Arts, 2011) and the University of Malta (History of Art, 2008). Attard works in multiple media including works on paper, works on wood and site specific installations. She has had solo shows in Malta – In Between Obliterations at The Mill supported by Gabriel Caruana Foundation (2017) and commissions – Inhabit commissioned by Pjazza Teatru Rjal and funded by the Malta Arts Council (2016). Selected group exhibitions include Bodyless, at the Maritime Museum, Birgu, Malta (2016) and Mediterranea 17, Young Artists Biennale, Milan, Italy (2015). Her work is held in a number of private collections. Attard taught art practice and theory as an assistant lecturer at Mcast Institute for the Creative Arts, Malta (2012-2014).


Selected Exhibitions
2022 Jekk m'intix thossha, ieqaf! If you are not feeling it, stop!, duo show with Frank Moll at Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig, Germany

2021 WE ARE NOT SURE IF THE SHOW WILL STILL BE OPEN TOMORROW, group show, 24.04. – 22.05.2021, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig, Germany

2020 series of works created under the Denkzeit Stipendium by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Leipzig, Germany

2019 Afterminimalism, group show, at Valletta Contemporary, Malta

2018 Here & Now 01, group show, at Valletta Contemporary, Malta

2017 In Between Obliterations, The Mill, Gabriel Caruana Foundation, Birkirkara, Malta

2017 work shown in group show at Valletta Contemporary, Valletta, Malta

2016 Bodyless, group show, Maritime Museum, Birgu, Malta

2015 Mediterranea 17, Young Artists Biennale, No Food's Land, Milan, Italy

2015 Divergent Thinkers, Valletta, Malta

2013 Drawings, solo exhibition, Art..e Gallery, Gozo, Malta

2013 DUKEOFEDINBURGHHOTEL Room 36, group exhibition, Sentinella, Citadel, Gozo, Malta

2012 Religionis Violenta - KGB-Projects in association with the London West Bank Gallery, London - Group Show, U.K.

2012 iconoKLASTI, collaborative exhibition, Gozo, Malta

2012 Resting Place, collaborative installation, Nadur Parish Church, Malta

2011 Down to the Essentials, work exhibited in a collective exhibition, Riverside Gallery, Richmond, London

2011 Enabling Excessive Restricting Essential, collaborative project, Grand Parade, University of Brighton, England

2010-2011 a series of 2 exhibitions, Grand Parade, University of Brighton, England


2016 INHABIT, public sculpture commissioned by Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta, Malta