Ryan Falzon (b.1988) is a painter and printmaker based between Malta and Berlin. Falzon portrays contemporary lifestyle and scenery in an expressive, brutally honest manner,merging the political with the personal. Over the past few years, Falzon has established a distinctive voice and approach in the local Art scene. Often abrasive and mischievous, his work is known for creating a narrative by bringing together a wide-ranging set of images in a collage-like arrangement, allowing the viewer to wander about visually.

From 2013 to 2015, Ryan Falzon was the driving force behind the creation of an open studio project based at the Xarolla Windmill, in Zurrieq, which supported work by emerging artists. In May 2014, Falzon was chosen by Absolut Vodka as an artist for the “Transform Today”worldwide project. Falzon has also had his writings published in “L”and“Tahziz 1”, both projects being platforms for emergent authors. 

Falzon has participated in collective exhibitions in Malta, Brussels (BEL), Berlin (DE), Dresden (DE), Antwerp (BEL) and Piacenza (IT). His works can be found in public and private collections in Europe and USA. 


Solo Exhibitions

May 2018, We can’t be Lovers, Iniala 5, Valletta, Malta (Solo)

January 2018, Culture is Past Art is Future,Iniala 5, Valletta, Malta

January 2017, We LOST THE WAR,Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta

January 2016, Quick Fix ; A Morality Tale,Heritage Malta, Valletta, Malta

September 2014, Ex Voto,Maritime Museum, Birgu, Malta


Collective Exhibitions (Selected)

September 2019, A Portrait of Sel(ves), The Malta Stock Exchange, Valletta, Malta

July 2019, Ostrale Biennale, Dresden, Germany

April 2019, Smudge, Studio 87, Valletta, Malta

December 2018, in between, Galleria Biffi Arte, Piacenza,  Italy

November 2018, The Island Within, Ekeren Cultureel Centrum, Antwerp, Belgium 

February 2018, The Snake Show, Valletta, Malta

December 2017, Pre Opening, Valletta Contemporary, Valletta, Malta

November 2017, Mini Print Collective, Heike Arndt Gallery, Berlin, Germany

June2015, Printcycle, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta

January2015, A Junction, Xarolla Windmill, Zurrieq, Malta

November2014, DivergentThinkers in Brussels, DarMalta, Brussels

May2014, Assimilated Spaces, Xarolla Windmill, Zurrieq, Malta

November2013, Xifer,Collective, Teatru Salezjan, Sliema, Malta

October2013: Divergent Thinkers,Collective, St. James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta

October2013: Maltese Landscapes,Collective, Auberge D’ Italie, Valletta, Malta

July2013: Strada,Collective, Strada Stretta, Valletta, Malta

July2013: Se7en in a Bed,Collective, Guy Lee Tattoo Studio, Mellieħa, Malta

July2013: Titlaq/Tasal, Collective, Xarolla Windmill, Żurrieq,Malta

May2013: Taht il-Mija 3, Collective, Palazzo de la Salle,Valletta, Malta

March2013: Milkshake, Collective, St. James Cavalier, Valletta,Malta

September2012: Ir-Rotta tal-Arti, Collective, Dar Centrali tal-PartitNazzjonalista, Tal-Pieta’, Malta

July2011: Flavours, Collective, MCAST Institute of Art and Design,Mosta, Malta

February2011: Taht il-Mija 2, Collective, Palazzo de la Salle,Valletta, Malta

November2010: The Art of Silence, Collective, Galerie Liberte,Valletta, Malta

July2010: The Tattooist, a site specific installation for a playentitled Ospizio, Ospizio, Floriana, Malta

July2010: Taht il-Mija, Collective, Palazzo de la Salle, Valletta,Malta

July2010: Designation, St. James Cavalier, Valletta,Malta

June2010: TEN, Collective, Magazino (Old Power House), VallettaWaterfront, Malta

August2009: Kinemastik Film Festival, Collective, Journey to the Endof the Night, Floriana, Malta

June2009: Journey to the End of the Night, Collective, MountCarmel Hospital, Attard, Malta



Bibliography

Agius,Ritianne: “Nisfidaw l-idea antikwata tal-artist inspirat msakkarwahdu” , Kullħadd, June 30, 2013

Azzopardi,Marika: “Angst and Art with a capital “A” , The MaltaIndependent on Sunday, June 20, 2010

Baldacchino,Lisa Gwen: “10 good reasons to…” , The Times of Malta, June 17,2010

Depares,Ramona: “Xarolla Windmill to serve as base for artistic project”, The Times Of Malta, June 30, 2013

Fenech,Robert Louis: “Organised Disorder” , Patron Magazine, March, 2013

Said,Martina: “Artists on Journey”, Sunday Circle , August, 2013

Schembri,David: “Anarchy in Bubaqra”, The Times of Malta, September 2014



CuratorialProjects

2013,Xifer, Teatru Salezjan, Sliema

2013,Ambivalence,Xarolla Windmill, Żurrieq

2013,Titlaq/Tasal,Xarolla Windmill, Żurrieq

2010,TEN, Magazino (Old Power House), Valletta Waterfront

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