Justine Balzan DemajoMember
I’m a huge admirer of the past and present, Studio 87 enables me to work with both. When I’m not restoring and conserving artworks for future generations to enjoy, I relish in curating exhibitions and offering a platform for up and coming artists.
I'm looking for potential artists and creatives to collaborate with to create projects that are dynamic and stimulating that will engage with the art scene and the community too.
|Other Roles||Art Dealer, Curator, Gallerist|
|I Manage||Studio 87|
|Skills||Academic Writing Conservation Curation Event Hospitality Sales|
Practicing as a restorer/conservator from 2019 till the present day, working as a freelance restorer since 2015. During my five year stay in Florence, I worked as an apprentice to mentor Dr Roberta Lapucci. I currently work as a freelancer for private clients and church tenders.
Summer 2015 – Worked at Robin Rice Gallery, New York City, USA.
April 2016 – Curated first solo exhibition for artist Gulja Holland entitled “Altered Egos”
September 2016 – Launch of cultural art programme “Culture Vulture” on national TV.
October 2016 – Curated Pink October art auction at Castille in collaboration with JPA.
May 2018 – Inauguration of Studio 87, Valletta, curated and organized launch of Inigo Taylor’s first photography “On Malta”.
October 2018 – Curation of exhibition held at Argotti Gardens entitled “What would you tell Daphne?”
April 2019 – Curation of artist Julinu’s solo “Radiocative Ravioli” held at St. James Cavalier/Spazju Kreattiv.
Other curated/organized/hosted events at Studio 87 from 2018- present include:
-Collective exhibition with Te fit Tazza and artist Sallyanne Morgan, part of Malta Creative Collective’s circuit.
-Charity dinner in aid of Fish for Tomorrow
-Art and Fashion pop-up with a variety of participating artists and artisans.
-Participation in Mahalla festival, hosting Turkish artist Raziye Kubat
– SMUDGE – collective show between artists Ryan Falzon, Gabriel Buttigieg, Sarah Chircop and Charles Balzan.
– Solo Exhibition by Pakistani artist Saneeya Ghadially entitled “Out of Context”
– Hosted exhibition for residency artist Alex Urso entitled “Grand Hotel Europa”, in collaboration with Unfinished Artspace.
– Solo Exhibition by Marie Louise Kold entitled WORDS, in aid of the Shift News.
March 2020 – Emmanuel Levy – A Retrospective Exhibit – Postponed
April 2020 – Solo Photography exhibition by Matt Thompson – Postponed
May 2020 – Solo exhibition by Ryan Falzon – Postponed