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Anna Calleja (b.1997) is a Maltese artist. Calleja looks back on her own notions of comfort to confront an anxious present and grapple with an uncertain future. Calleja's interest lies in dualities; the tension and dissonance between comfort and melancholy, isolation and connection, love and grief. 

In 2022, Calleja was awarded the Premju Ghal-Arti for Best Young Artist of the Year by Arts Council Malt

Education: BA Fine Art, Falmouth University (First Class Hons), 2017-2020










Looking Like Fire, Sim Smith Gallery, London, UK
Far Reach, R Gallery, Mahalla, Berlin, Germany
Art on a Postcard for War Child UK, Soho Revue, London, UK
Oikos Logia, R Gallery, Sliema, Malta
London Art Fair, Beaux Arts Bath, London, UK

Christmas Show, New Craftsman Gallery, St. Ives, UK
Winners: Award Winning artists 2020-2022, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Summer Auction, Art on a postcard, The Other Art Fair, King's Cross, UK
Works on Paper 4, Blue Shop Cottage, London, UK 
Domestic Bliss, Beaux Arts Bath, Bath, UK
Sea Sunset Moon: Variations on Solitude, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta
Mara, Bureau Iniala, Valletta, Malta

Anna Calleja: On Hold, New Craftsman Gallery, St. Ives, UK
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Homebound, solo exhibition, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta
Launch Exhibition, Morgans, Falmouth, UK
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Extraordinary Postcards for Extraordinary Times, Newlyn Art Gallery, UK
Falmouth Showcase, Degree Show, Falmouth University, Falmouth, UK 
Interalia, Painter’s Network Southwest,  @paintersnetwork_sw
Postcard Exhibition, Highgate Art Gallery, London, UK
Spring Show, The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth, UK
Celebrating Women, The Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta

Environments: A Tate Staff Exhibition, Tate St. Ives, UK
Tate Collective Producer at Otobong Nkanga: Ustudio, Tate St. Ives, UK
Exhibition: Anna Calleja and Will Calver, Porthmeor Studios, St. Ives, UK
Proposals for Change, Exhibition with Krijn de Koning, Falmouth, UK

Tate Collective Producers Ustudio - Performance in Film by Isabel Lima, UK, 2018
Sculptural Installation for Limbo, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta, 2016


Best Young Artist of the Year, Premju Ghal-Arti, Arts Council Malta, 2022
Best Emerging Artist of the Year, ArtzID Community Awards, 2022
Winsor and Newton Young Artist Award, Second Prize, ROI Annual Exhibition 2020
C-A-S-T Residency, Helston, UK. 2019
Midas Award at the Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange, UK. 2019
Malta Arts Scholarship, 2017-2020

Selected Artworks


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