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Emma Fsadni was born in Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium and educated in Australia, the Netherlands and Malta where she recently received her B.A. Honours in Fine Arts from the MCAST Institute for Creative Arts, (First Class).
As an adolescent, Fsadni was absorbed in all things materialistic, with age came awareness, recognizing the frivolousness that such a lifestyle brings. As a result her work develops from self-reflective experiences, which are then applied in a social context – addressing contemporary observations and conflicts surrounding themes such as idealization, habits, and perception.
Fsadni translates the complexity of her concepts through means of a minimal aesthetic; condensing her ideas visually, while maintaining levels of intricacy in process. She gravitates towards two-dimensional media, namely illustration, printing, and painting. She finds that such mediums allow a level of sensitivity in execution to be maintained. This element of sensitivity often goes beyond this aesthetic value and extends into her works’ concepts.
Aside from Emma’s practical ventures during the summer of 2017, she underwent a two-month placement at two London based galleries - the South London Gallery and Studio Upstairs. She then advanced this experience as an intern at Iniala 5 galleries primarily handling social media from 2017 till 2018.
2017 – 2018 First Class B.A. (Hons) in Fine Arts, MCAST, Institute for the Creative Arts, Mosta, Malta
2017 – What do we Mean by Drawing? Taught by Caesar Attard School of Art Master Class, Malta
2015 – 2017, Higher National Diploma in Fine Arts
2012 – 2015, Extended Diploma in Arts and Crafts
June 2019, Displacing, collaborative exhibition with Martina Camilleri, Splendid, Valletta, Malta
March 2019, Levis Trucker Jacket Contest Exhibition, Valletta, Malta
December – January 2018, Shifting Context, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta
October 2018, Notte Bianca Show, Malta School of Art, Valletta, Malta
July 2018, The Undergrad, Iniala 5 Galleries, Valletta, Malta
July 2018, ICA Festival, Local Council, Valletta, Malta
July 2016, Tikka Exhibition, MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts, Mosta, Malta
July 2015, Paper to Screen, MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts
July 2014, Revolution, MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts
Internships and Experience
March 2019 – Malta Creative Collective Member, Malta
March 2019 – Present, Artist Studio Assistant to Darren Tanti, Malta
January 2019 – March 2019, Casual Worker, Communications and Social Media Handler at ARTZ ID, Malta
October 2017 – November 2018, Intern at Iniala 5 Galleries, Malta
September – October 2018, Invigilator and Usher for MICAS opening events and Connecting Geographies exhibition, Malta
September 2017, Collage Workshop Leader and Facilitator during Studio Upstairs September Gallery Night, Croydon London
August – September 2017, Gallery Internship, Studio Upstairs, Croydon, London
August – September 2017, Gallery Internship, South London Gallery, Peckham, London