ALEX ATTARD’s practice blurs the line between documentation and artistic expression. Following thoughtful research and analysis, his photographs tap into what he calls the overlooked and unnoticed aspects of the world around us. With a focus on the natural and urban environment as well as performative space, he works in series to create compelling visual narratives that curate reality.
Attard has exhibited his work in several solo shows, Out of Now, Il-Kamra ta’ Fuq, 2021; Parallel Existences, Valletta Contemporary, 2018; A Wandering Eye, Spazju Kreattiv, 2017; and The Overlooked Performance, St James Cavalier, 2015. His work has been published widely including the 2023 photographic essays for the book Palazzo de La Salle, Genesis and Evolution, in collaboration with the Malta Society of Arts, 2023. In 2018 his monograph Parallel Existences in collaboration with the Notarial Archives Foundation was awarded the Malta National Book Prize for the Best Book Production and granted an Honourable Mention award in the Fine Art Book category at the 2023 International Photography Awards.
Attard’s work has been featured in various collective shows, the latest being the 18th Venice Biennale of Architecture2023 through Demicoli & Associates’ participation as part of the Time Space Existence experience, as well as the -Isms, Ostrale Contemporary Art Biennale, Dresden, 2019; Cabinet of Curiosities (with AP Valletta) at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016; The Medina Contemporary Art Biennale in 2015 and Reasonable Dreams, La Galerie d’ Architecture, Paris, 2013.
Attard’s commercial architecture photography has been published in international art and design magazines such as Archdaily, Dezeen, iGNAT, Arch20 and he has also received numerous awards for his photography. In 2019 he was accepted to participate in the prestigious Prix Pictet Global Photography Award.
A selection of Attard’s works form part of the National Art Collection of Malta, the Arts Council Malta and Fondazjoni Kreattiva, Malta’s National Centre for Creativity.