RyanFalzon (b.1988) is a painter and printmaker based between Malta andBerlin. His vibrant, expressive works deal with the contemporarythemes of duality, narrative, social media, human interaction andexistential conditions. Overthe past few years, Falzon has established a distinctive voice andapproach in the Maltese Art scene. Often abrasive and mischievous,his work is known for creating a narrative by bringing together awide-ranging set of images in a collage-like arrangement, allowingthe viewer to wander about visually.Since2020 Falzon has been working on the Botanica Series, a collection ofinternal scapes/still lifes that has received much positive criticalattention. A direct result of Covid-19 pandemic, the main themesportrayed here are suggestive domestic spaces and growth. Since 2009,Falzon has participated in a significant number of solo andcollective exhibitions in Malta and Europe. His works can be found inboth public and private collections in Europe and the US.

Between2009 – 2011, Falzon studied Fine Arts at MCAST Art and Design,Malta under the tuition of Gilbert Calleja, Katya Borg and SineadRice. Further studies include tuition under the guidance of RobertZahra. Falzon obtained B.A. (Hons) degree from MCAST (Malta) incollaboration with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Germany). During theDegree course, Falzon has been tutored by lecturers fromBauhaus and Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.

Between2013 and 2015, Falzon managed the Xarolla Windmill Project, ayoung artists collective aimedat supporting emerging artists throughmultidisciplinaryworks.InMay 2014, Falzonwas chosen by Absolut Vodka as an artist for the “Transform Today”worldwide project.

Since2016, Falzon has been mentored by curator and theatre directorMichael A. Fenech. Hisbody of work between 2016 and 2019, such as "Quick Fix: AMorality Tale" (2016), We Lost the War" (2017) and "Cultureis Past Art is Future" (2018), has become a reference in recentlocal political art. Heis also involved in local literary circles, and has had his workspublished in local anthologies. He is currently working on his firstnovel. Falzon is an art educator at Senior and IB Sixth Form at St.Edward's College, Birgu, Malta. He is currently reading for an MA inFine Arts at University of Malta under the tuition of Dr. GilbertCalleja within the Department of Art and History of Art.

Solo Exhibitions

February 2022, Friends with Plants, Il-Kamra ta’ Fuq, Mqabba, Malta

December 2020, Botanika, Studio 87, Valletta, Malta

September 2020, Fritz ist Amerikanisch, OKK Raum 29, Berlin, Germany

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

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)

April 2022, Identity of an Island, Teatru Astra, Victoria, Gozo

April 2022, Signature 18, Obelisk Gallery, Balzan, Malta

September 2021, Hars fuq Hars, Valletta Contemporary, Valletta, Malta

March 2021, Spring Awakening, London Paint Club (online)

May 2020, WATERGATE - "From water to land, from land to water",organized in collaboration between Ostrale Dresden and Rijeka 2020 -European Capital of Culture (online)

February 2020, Up to Now, Valletta Contemporary, Valletta, Malta

November 2019, NUD, Studio 104, Valletta, Malta

November 2019, Hackable Animals, Casino Notabile, Rabat, Malta

November 2019, Mini Print, Heike Arndt Gallery, Berlin, Germany

August 2019, Ostrale Biennale, Dresden, Germany

April 2019, Smudge, Studio 87, Valletta, Malta

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

October 2018, in between, Biffi Gallery, Piacenza, Italy

June 2018, here & now, Valletta Contemporary, Valletta, Malta

February 2018, The Snake Show, Valletta, Malta

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

November 2017, Mini Print , Heike Arndt Gallery, Berlin

June 2015, Printcycle, Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta

January 2015, A Junction, Xarolla Windmill, Zurrieq, Malta

November 2014, Divergent Thinkers in Brussels, Dar Malta, Brussels

May 2014, Assimilated Spaces, Xarolla Windmill, Zurrieq, Malta

November 2013, Xifer, Collective, Teatru Salezjan, Sliema, Malta

October 2013: Divergent Thinkers, Collective, St. James Cavalier, Valletta,Malta

October 2013: Maltese Landscapes, Collective, Auberge D’ Italie, Valletta,Malta  

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