Norbert Francis Attard
Norbert Francis Attard is the founder of Valletta Contemporary and Norbert Francis Attard Foundation. Born in Malta in 1951, he lives and works on the island of Gozo (Malta). He is also based in Berlin (Germany) since 2010. Norbert graduated from the University of Malta in 1977 with a degree in Architecture, and practiced as an architect for twenty years until 1996. A self-taught painter and graphic designer (1965–1997), he turned to multi-media, site-specific and context-driven works in 1997. His present practice employs several disciplines, including architecture, sculpture, video and photography, to explore his major interests in places and their memories. He is a founding member of stART (2002) – a group of Maltese contemporary artists; a committee member of the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts (2002–2005); a committee member of Pjazza Teatru Rjal since May 2013; and (since 2001) director of GOZO Contemporary – an art space on the island of Gozo that offers self-directed residencies to international and local artists.