Image: You Are What You Eat, 2016. Curated by Alexandra Pace, produced in collaboration with aditus foundation.

Blitz was founded in June 2013 as a grassroots, artist-run contemporary arts space. The vision was clear and enthusiasm abundant. The succeeding years have brought exponential growth both for the organisation and our audience, and established Blitz as pivotal in the development of Malta’s contemporary art scene. The foundations have been laid and Blitz has formed an identity and a presence which has extended beyond the island to the international art world.

As Blitz grows and builds a stronger network, our portfolio of projects extends to collaborations with likeminded organisations, collectives and educational institutions, both locally and internationally. In 2016 Blitz produced an exhibition in partnership with aditus foundation, a human rights NGO based in Malta. The culmination of the project was the result of a nine-month-long conversation between a researcher and three artists, with the curator acting as mediator. The objective was to broker and negotiate historical and anthropological findings and facts in the development of three works of art, which endeavoured to engage audiences in a deeper understanding of how Malta’s intercultural history is ultimately reflected in the food on our tables.

In 2016 we embarked on the development and production of Transformer, a large-scale, two-year project in collaboration with Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. The project will include six off-site residencies and a multi-site exhibition and public programme as a culmination of the international residencies. Transformer is supported by a Multi-Annual Support Grant and is part of the Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture programme.

For futher information about Blitz Projects and to discuss opportunities for collaboration please contact Alexandra Pace, Director – alexandra@thisisblitz.com