BIO

Elisa von Brockdorff is a visual artist and freelance photographer based in Malta and London. In 2009, she received a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury (Kent) in England, where she specialized in both photography and installation art. She held her first solo photographic exhibition, Plastic Dreams in 2012 at Lily Agius Gallery, Malta.
Apart from Malta, Elisa has also participated in shows in England, Brussels and Luxembourg. Her work has been featured on international art and fashion blogs and sites including Lost in E Minor, The Trend Hunter, Kenton Magazine, Institute Magazine and Vogue.it. Her clients include the University of Malta, Valletta European Capital of Culture for 2018, Ziguzajg Children's Festival and the Sunday Circle.


ARTIST STATEMENT 

My art seeks to capture my fasination for both photography and the ‘staged’ world. I enjoy setting up ‘scenes’, often constructed by using familiar and mundane objects, carefully staged within a particlar space. 
At times playful, at times hinting at irony or humor, one of my main intents is to challenge the objects’ conventional function, by presenting them within a different context. This is then documented through photography which keeps the work alive and acts as a testimony to a scene that will soon seize to exist once the photograph has been shot. 


EDUCATION

2007-2009: MA Fine Arts - University College for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, Kent, UK
2004-2006: Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design - MCAST, Art & Design Institute, Mosta, Malta
2000-2004: Hons. Degree in Psychology - University of Malta


Solo/ Collaboration Shows

Sept 2013 : C, a collaboration with fashion professionals & designers, St.James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta
Feb 2012 : Plastic Dreams (Solo show), Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema, Malta

Group Shows

2015
Feb: After Selfie, St.James Cavalier, Valletta
Apr: Fluxus, Studio 104, Valletta
May: After Selfie, Palazzo Trentini, Trento, Italy

2014
Jun: The Summer Collective, Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema, Malta
May: Malta Design Week, St.Elmo, Valletta, Malta
Sept: Selfie, Studio 104, Valletta
Oct: Divergent Thinkers, Dar l'Europa, Brussels
Nov: Root, Maritime Museum, Birgu

2013
Oct: Divergent Thinkers 2, St.James Cavalier, Valletta
Jun: Din Miex Tazza, Birgu

2012
Sep: Science in the City, St.James Cavalier, Valletta
Sep : Runway Malta, Montekristo Wine Vaults, Siggiewi (Collaboration with Elisha Camilleri)
Jun: Wiccimbwicc, Malta Arts Festival Exhibition, St.James Cavalier, Valletta
May: 6:6, Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema, Malta
May: Malta Fashion Week, St.George’s Square Valletta
Mar: Anti-grey-Zone,Culture Inside Gallery, Luxembourg

2011
Nov: Science and Society, Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema, Malta
May: Lily Agius Gallery, Sliema, Malta
May: Valletta Photography Festival, Auberge d’Italie, Valletta,
May: Malta Fashion week, The Point, Tigne, Malta

2010
Aug: His Chair, St.James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta
Jun: Relocation, BOV Head Office. Santa Venera, Malta
May: State of Creation (Culture Inside), Chamber of Commerce, Luxembourg
Feb: Deception, Lascaris Wharf, Valletta, Malta
Jan: A New Generation, Malta Contemporary Art, Valletta, Malta

2009
Nov: Digital Arts Expo, Intercontinental Hotel, Paceville, Malta
Sep: MA Show, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, England
Apr: Square, No 68, Valletta, Malta

2008
Dec: Eight Eighteen, MCA (Malta Contemporary Art), Marsa, Malta
Jul: Mile of Paper, Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta
Jun: Digital Arts Expo, Hilton, Paceville, Malta
May: Earth Garden Festival, Ta Qali, Malta

2007
May: The Search for a Space, Valletta, Malta

2006
Jun: MCAST Art and Design Diploma Show, St.James Cavalier, Valletta

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