Be part of the inaugural edition of, a celebration of art, culture and heritage!

The biennale is a Heritage Malta initiative through MUŻA, the Malta National Community Art Museum, in partnership with Arts Council Malta, under the Patronage of H.E. the President of Malta and UNESCO.

Taking place between March 13th and May 31st, ignites a fascinating conversation between contemporary art and heritage across Malta and Gozo, transforming some of Malta’s most beloved heritage sites into stages for artistic creations and expressions. 

Its overarching theme is ‘baħar abjad imsaġar taż-żebbuġ​┃white sea olive groves’ – an imagining of an array of whites from ancient and contemporary times, shaped into a vast cradle within which civilisation relishes myriads of cultures, art and diversity: a visual festa inspired by a process of formulating new narratives for the region.

Visitors will be able to explore the main pavilion’s four central themes: Can You Sea?: The Mediterranean as a Political Body; The Counterpower of Piracy; Decolonising Malta: Polyphony Is Us; and The Matri-archive of the Mediterranean. There are also national and thematic pavilions showcasing the unique visions and masterpieces of diverse and talented artists who are shaping the contemporary art scene. From bold innovations to classical inspirations, each artist brings a world of creativity and cultural richness.

An abundant programme of events including captivating performances, art films, enlightening lectures, interactive workshops, and family-friendly events for kids, enriches this celebration that unites artists and audiences alike.

The biennale is being presented in cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, the Ministry for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government, and the Ministry for Gozo, as well as Visit Malta, Malta Libraries, MCAST, Festivals Malta and the Valletta Cultural Agency.

Full details may be explored on the official website: Homepage – Malta Biennale 2024


13 Mar 2024 - 31 May 2024

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