Christopher Saliba (b. 1975) graduated from the University of Malta in 1996 after completing successfully his studies in Art Education. In 1997, the Italian Government granted him a four-year scholarship to the Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci in Perugia. His main areas of specialisation were abstract painting, sculpture and etching. Throughout this period he participated in several exhibitions organised by the Accademia and collaborated with his mentors and fellow students in periodical collective events.
His contributions included large-scale abstract paintings and site-specific installations. Saliba read for his Masters degree in Fine Arts in July 2001 and presented his dissertation, La Poetica del Sublime. On his return from his studies abroad he settled in Gozo where he resumed his profession as an art educator along with his daily practice in his studio. He put up several solo exhibitions in local exhibition venues, among which the National Museum of Fine Arts, St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity and Auberge d’Italie in Valletta.
Saliba also displayed his works abroad in solo and collective exhibitions, namely in Perugia, London, Paris, Palermo, Manama, Brussels and Milan. He won several prizes including awards in the painting categories of the 2007 Malta International Biennale (135 nations) and the 10th National Art Competition & Exhibition organised at Palazzo de La Salle in 2011. Christopher Saliba’s works are found in numerous private and public collections in Malta and across Europe, in Japan, Canada and the United States.
His works may be viewed online on his website: