I am an active artist from Valletta working in digital painting, installation art, poetry and writing. I research beauty, intimacy and the absurd through rhyme and dissonance.

Biography

1981 – Born in Malta to Vincent and Mary Grace Mizzi neé Scicluna. 1986 – Moved to Valletta from Birkirkara. 1996 – Summer Art Courses at The Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce of Art with Mr.Emanuel Gafà. 1997 – Foundation Course in Fine Art at the School of Art in Valletta. 1997 – Diploma Course at the Emvin Cremona Art & Design Centre in Valletta with tuition from Alfred Camilleri, Luciano Micallef, Patrick Galea and the late Emanuel Fiorentino. 2006 – Represented Malta as co-founder of Alternative Malta at the Europavox Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France. 2013 – Coordinated the Valletta Forum for the Valletta 2018 Foundation. 2014 – Graduated Masters of Fine Arts in Digital Media focusing on contemporary politics, social media and social narratives. 2015 – Elected committee member and chairman for Public Relations for the Għaqda tal-Pawlini and director of the Akkademja Kulturali Pawlina in Valletta. 2015 – Member of the Maltese contingent in Venice doing preparatory work for Malta’s participation in the 2017 Venice Biennale. 2018 – Project Coordinator for Il-Festa l-Kbira in Valletta. 2016-2018 – Represented the Valletta 2018 Foundation in other European Capitals of Culture, namely San Sebastian (Spain), Plzen (Czech Republic), Wroclaw (Poland) and Matera (Italy). Represented the Foundation in Birmingham, Naples and Copenhagen for project commitments. 2019 – Active member in the Cultural Sub Committee of the Valletta Local Council. 2019 – Represented Malta in the European Charlemagne Youth Prize at Aachen, Germany. 2020 – Curated Exquisite Pain | Squisito Dolore, an exhibition of woodcut prints by artist David Borg.

The Media

2014 – Speaking to Valletta’s People – Interview for Malta Today, Pg 9 by Teodor Reljic  2015 – Away from mundane beauty and interior design talk | Pawlu Mizzi – Interview for Malta Today by Teodor Reljic. 2017 – Meine stadt Valletta – Interview for NEON Magazine, Germany by Katharina Meyer zu Eppendorf. 2019 – Pawlu Mizzi – You don’t have to be shy to assert that you’re an artist – Interview for maltachamber.org.mt by Martina Said, also published on The Commercial Courier/81 titled Exploring Connections. 2021 – The intimacy among strangers – A review for Times of Malta by Joseph Agius. 2021 – Interview for Maltarti 2021 – WIĊĊ IMB WIĊĊ with Pawlu Mizzi – An interview for Newsbook.com by Alessia Caruana.

Solo Exhibitions

2009power to the people – createdemocracy.com. 2011 – Bring down the Gate; bring back the life – Facebook 2011 – Rinaxximent/Renaissance – Earth Garden, Ta’ Qali, Malta 2013 – The Facebook Portrait Project – Facebook. 2013 – Il-Qasma Soċjali – Earth Garden, Ta’ Qali, Malta 2015 – Her Majesty – Dar tal-Pawlini, Valletta, Malta 2018 – Kobba – Various locations, Malta/Gozo 2018 – Nifs f’Nifs – Valletta 2018 Closing, Valletta, Malta 2019 – Consumatum Est – Genial grocery shop, Valletta, Malta 2021 – WIĊĊ IMB WIĊĊ – Il-Kamra ta’ Fuq, Imqabba, Malta

Collective Exhibitions

2008 – girl;interviewed – Maritime Museum, Birgu, Malta 2009 – Barabba – No 68 Gallery, Valletta, Malta 2011 – The Gut Bar – Fondazzjoni Temi Zammit, Valletta, Malta 2012 – Death of Malta – St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta 2013 – Inspiring the artists of the future – Spazju Kreattiv/Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta, Malta 2014 – The Gingerbread Men – St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta

Résumé

Work Experience

Campaign Project Lead & Manager

MPS Ltd. 2019 – present

Programme Officer – Community Projects

Valletta 2018 Foundation 2013 – 2018

Senior Graphic Designer

JP Advertising Ltd. 2008 – 2012

Campaign Designer

National Euro Changeover Committee 2007 – 2008

Page Designer

Allied Newspapers Limited 2004 – 2007

Senior Graphic Designer

Ogilvy & Mather Malta, 2002 – 2004

Graphic Designer, Printing and Pre-press

Scancraft Studios Ltd. 1999 – 2001

Education

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Digital Arts

University of Malta 2011 – 2014

Diploma, Industrial and Product Design

Emvin Cremona, Art and Design Centre, Valletta 1997 – 2001

Secondary Education

St.Paul’s Missionary College, Rabat 1992 – 1997

Primary Education

St.Elmo Primary, Valletta 1986 – 1992