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Under the Patronage of
His Excellency the President of Malta


Curatorial Team


Sofia Baldi Pighi

Artistic Director

Sofia Baldi Pighi is an independent Italian curator based in Milan.

Since 2017, she has been focusing on the encounter between art, historical and landscape heritage through contemporary art exhibitions, public programs and ad hoc art therapy workshops for public and private institutions.

Sofia Baldi Pighi was part of the curatorial team of the first Italian National Pavilion – Che cosa sogna l’acqua quando dorme? – for the 14th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, curated by Valentina Buzzi and promoted by the Italian Cultural Institute in Seoul, supported by the Embassy of Italy in Korea, Quadriennale di Roma, and the European Media Art Platform, co-founded by the European Union.

Baldi Pighi is a curator for Una Boccata d’Arte 2023, a contemporary art project spread throughout Italy, promoted by Fondazione Elpis in collaboration with Galleria Continua, with the participation of Threes Productions. Through exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, she has collaborated together with various museum institutions and universities, including Triennale (Milan); MANN Archeological Museum (Napoli); Pilotta Monumental Complex, (Parma), Permanente Museum (Milan); Orientale University (Napoli), Brera Fine Arts Academy (Milan), NABA New Fine Arts Academy (Milan), SwissInstitute (Milan); Virgilio Sienis’ Academy of Art and Gesture (Florence), Order of Architects (Milan). Baldi Pighi has collaborated with various national and international companies to support art projects: Corneliani Spa (founding the Corneliani Art Collection), Confcommercio Lombardia; Repower; A2A; Servizi Italia; AIDDA – Association of Women Business Executives.

She is also the curator of the artistic didactic collective PSICO.LOBO, which fuses psychology and performance and is an active member of the autonomous association Art Workers Italia.


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Nigel Baldacchino

Setup Designer

Nigel Baldacchino is a Maltese design architect and artist. He is currently employed with NOI Studio (Malta) as an architect. His photographic work has been exhibited and published internationally, forming part of The Malta National-Community Art Museum collection and the Valletta Contemporary Foundation. He has led and partaken in several design projects driven by elemental poetic and phenomenological qualities. His artistic practice includes photography, music production, video, poetry, bookmaking, and design. He is part of the Penumbra Foundation & Image Threads Collective’s Long Term Photobook program while also furthering his involvement in the exhibition project ‘those eyes – these eyes – they fade’, initiated together with Bénédicte Blondeau, curated by Anne Immelé.

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Elisa Carollo


Elisa Carollo is an Italian art advisor, curator, and USPAP-compliant appraiser based in the US, NYC. Carollo is an advisor for collectors, galleries, and artists and writes about art and its market for international press. With +8 years in the art business, and after her experience with the international art advisory firm Gurr Johns, and a family-run office in Milan, Carollo now works for the Benetton family art foundation, Fondazione Imago Mundi in Treviso, where she advises on international projects and relations. Carollo is the co-director at Swivel Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC, and she is also part of the curatorial and editorial group for Fondazione Quadriennale di Roma. She was part of the curatorial team of the Italian Pavilion at Gwangju Biennale 2023 and recently joined the IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art).

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Emma Mattei


Emma Mattei is a Maltese arts and culture journalist and film programmer. She co-founded Kinemastik NGO (2004, Malta) and is Programme Director at the Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, now in its 19th year. She has co-produced films screened at Visions Du Réel, IFFR, DocLisboa, Tate Modern,, and V18-Capital of Culture. In 2011, she founded the international collaborative publishing project Uncommon Guide Books, issuing editions in Malta, Stockholm, London, Dubai, and Cairo.

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