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Under the Patronage of
His Excellency the President of Malta


National Pavilion

Informal Inclusion

In “Informal Inclusion”, Eugenio Tibaldi explores the dynamics of inclusion through marginal spaces. The artist, with the collaboration of Heritage Malta, fills the rooms of Villa Portelli without a defined temporality, aiming to highlight the times of the various lives that have passed through it. The installation, on the one hand, brings forth stories and gives visibility to the invisible. On the other hand, it deconstructs the history that, from a particular perspective, has shaped a singular narrative about Europe and the Mediterranean, constructing hierarchies and cultural subordinations immediately traceable to economic and power relations. In shedding light on the past, “Informal Inclusion” reveals the violence of contemporary colonial relationships linked to migratory processes that redraw the maps of our territories and reintroduce the trauma of repressed history.


Francesca Guerisoli and Nicolas Martino
Francesca Guerisoli – Ph.D in sociological studies and specialized in art history, she teaches at the University of Milan Bicocca and she studies the relationship between art and the social and political dimensions, contemporary art museology, and new artistic trends. She is the artistic director of the Museo Diffuso di Lentate sul Seveso, Fondazione La Rocca, and Fondazione Pietro e Alberto Rossini. She also collaborates with the curatorial program of the Quadriennale di Roma and she is currently a member of the editorial committee of Quaderni d’arte italiana, Treccani.

Nicolas Martino – Founder and editor of OperaViva Magazine, he focuses on critical theory and has curated the publication of texts by Franco Berardi Bifo and Antonio Negri on contemporary art and literature. As the head of the editorial program at the Bianca e Filiberto Menna Foundation, he currently collaborates on the curatorial project of the Quadriennale di Roma and he is part of the editorial team of the quarterly Quaderni d’arte italiana, Treccani. He teaches at NABA and the Fine Arts Academies of Genoa and Sassari.


Eugenio Tibaldi
Alba, 1977 – lives in Turin He is an artist always attracted to marginal dynamics and aesthetics, and to the complex relationship between economy and contemporary landscape. In the year 2000, he moved to the hinterland of Naples, initiating work that explores one of Italy’s most malleable and dynamic territories, tracing a sort of map of informality. The margin is understood as a condition often more mental than geographical. Through the study of the margin, he activates a procedural dynamic that, when applied to artistic research, allows the emergence of alternative aesthetics. Over the years, he has worked on projects in Istanbul, Naples, Cairo, Rome, Thessaloniki, Berlin, Verona, Havana, Bucharest, Turin, Caracas, Brussels, Tirana, Addis Ababa, and Mumbai. His works are exhibited in public and private institutions in Italy and abroad.


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