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Under the Patronage of
His Excellency the President of Malta


National Pavilion

No one is an island

The pavilion works on the concept of identity in a multiple and plural dimension, where the encounter and exchange with other cultures is its fundamental axis and where the concept of the island is understood as a place of possibilities. Without exclusions, without limits, without fear, without rejection. Avelino Sala’s work interrogates the cultural and social reality from a romantic perspective with a critical point of view, continuously exploring the social imaginary, identifying its weak points and verifying the credibility of conceiving and implementing alternatives.


Angel Moya Garcia
Angel Moya Garcia (Cordoba, Spain, 1980. Lives and works in Florence, Italy) is a contemporary art critic and curator. He is Co-Director for the Visual Arts of the Tenuta Dello Scompiglio in Lucca, Curator of contemporary art of the “Panorama” Project of the Rome Quadrennial and member of ICOM Italia, IAC in Spain and IKT. He was recently Curator of the annual program of the BLM Artistic Residencies – Fondazione Bevilaqua La Masa in Venice and in the past he held the role of Head of programming and cultural events at the Mattatoio in Rome.


Avelino Sala
Avelino Sala (Gijón, 1972) is an artist, curator, writer and editor. His work has led him to question the cultural and social reality from a late romantic perspective with a critical point of view. Sala is a Spanish referent of art as a vehicle for political resistance, in his production there is a sort of poetics that contains a reflection on state powers and the control they exercise. His recognizable aesthetic strengthens a discourse that is as necessary as it is powerful, encompassing sensitive and relevant subjects such as migrations, contemporary dislocation, the environmental crisis and the paradoxes of capitalism.


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