Nigel Baldacchino (b. 1989) is an artist and design architect based in Malta. His artistic practice extends to various media, including photography, music production, video, text, and design of physical objects / spaces.
His use of photography as a medium tends mostly towards a painterly artistic dynamic, in that his work is often less about showcasing content than it is about evoking mood through visual expression and conveying personal comments on the perception of a knowingly shared reality. His impetus towards taking photographs runs loose in theme, and is often fueled instead sporadically by his own recurring musings and observations about the way one relates to the world around them through their presence in space and their perception of it.
Past collective photographic exhibitions include Sense of Place (BOZAR Centre of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 2012), In Transit (NRW Forum in Dusseldorf / Stadskantoor and Leewarden, 2017) and Transitions (Peinture Fraiche, Brussels Belgium, 2020), BLINK (Valletta Contemporary, Valletta, 2021).
Prints of his photographs and work in video were acquired by the The Malta National-Community Art Museum in 2017 as part of their collection. His photography was also published on GUP Magazine’s first edition of ‘FRESH EYES’ (2020).
In 2019 Nigel published Soon Out of Context (Unsolicited Press) featuring instances of his own poetry presented in dialogue with found images lifted from old publications, now in the public domain. In 2021 he published his first solo music release under his experimental ambient project ‘pool night’, with Belgian label Complex Holiday, titled Everything is Still Here.
Valletta Photo Fest : Auberge D’Italie, Valletta, Malta
BOZAR EXPO : Sense of Place : BOZAR, Brussels Belgium
I DRAW : BOV Headquarters, Sta. Venera, Malta
In Transit : NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany & Stadskantoor, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
VIVA: Inside the Fragment : St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta
Rhythms of Vision : Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Malta
Nisġa : Storja Kontemporanja : Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta
TRANSITIONS : Peinture Fraiche, Brussels, Belgium
BLINK : Valletta Contemporary, Valletta, Malta
REBOILS : Ex-Powerstation, Pinto Wharf, Floriana, Malta
Uncovering Transition : MUŻA, Valletta, Malta
I DRAW : exhibition Catalogue
BOZAR EXPO: SENSE OF PLACE : exhibition catalogue
kull flgħaxija kif mal-għabex tnin u tmut saħħet il-jum : poetry book
Still Life / Guest : Photography Monograph
Nisġa : Storja Kontemporanja : Exhibition Catalogue
Soon Out Of Context : Poetry & Image
Fresh Eyes : Photography Collective
Three Series of Photographic work, a publication & work in video acquired by the The Malta National-Community Art Museum
Photographic work acquired by the Valletta Contemporary Foundation
4.1868 THE THEORY OF HEAT : soundtrack for video
S-S-Spaces : Soundtrack for Theatre Performance
SONUS The sound of sonnets and the paper memory machine : Soundtrack for video
LIMBUS : Soundtrack for Theatre Performance