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The multifaceted practice of Malta-based architect Tom Van Malderen probes the intersections between art, design, and architecture. His works reflect on the manifold ways we utilize environments and objects ; approaching their physical appearance as a complex universe of overlapping cultural references, and with a keen interest in raising questions about usefulness, value, ambiguity, and accessibility. Van Malderen invites visitors and users to imagine and experience the fictions and frictions of our inhabited space, its politics, its history, its materiality, and other real and unreal constructs.

After earning a Master in Architecture at the Sint-Lucas in Brussels, he worked with the Atelier Lucien Kroll in Brussels and with the Architecture Project in London and Valletta. She is part of the Contemporary Art Platform FRAGMENTA Malta and the International Short Film Festival KINEMASTIK and regularly contributes to international magazines.









Best Conditions, duo show, Malta, Oct. 2023 – upcoming
Because every House tells a Story, Duffel, Belgium, Sept. 2023 – upcoming
Far Reach, collective show, Berlin, Germany, Sept. 2023 – upcoming
Walk the Seeds, public artwork, Malta, Sept. 2023
Oikos Logia, collective exhibition, R Gallery, Malta, 2023

Das-Dingenen, collective exhibition, CC Zwaneberg, Belgium, 2021
Debatable land(s), collective exhibition, Casa Stivala, Malta, 2021
Blink, duo show at Valletta Contemporary, Malta, 2021
No Ordinary Terrain, MUZA, Malta, 2021
Fuse, Valletta Design Cluster, Malta, 2021

Hackable AnimalsUnfinished Art Space, Casino Notabile, Malta, 2019
Contemporary Istanbul, Blitz, art fair, Turkey, 2019
Good Conditions, duo show at DMW Art Space, Belgium, 2019 

Zabbar’s Calling Citta Hompesch, Mahala Festival, collective exhibition, Malta, 2018
Except for Access Only, solo show, Malta Contemporary Art, Malta, 2018

Conditions and Opportunities, duo show at DMW Art Space, Belgium, 2017

Good Walls Make Good Neighbours, Valletta International Visual Arts Festival, Malta, 2015
I Saw a Light, Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta, Malta, 2015

Hermetik, collective exhibition, Fort Tigne, Malta, 2013

Ladenkast, collective exhibition, Phoebus gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1999

That Other Place, solo show Raphael Vella, Malta, Sept. 2023 – upcoming
OKOKO, ZfinMalta, Valletta, Malta, 2023
Crux, Birkirkara, Malta, 2023

Varcities, Gzira Pop-up Art park, Malta, 2022
Ripples, Noor Images, Atelier Néerlandais, Paris, France, 2022
Uċuħ Tar-Raba, Friends of the Earth Malta, Valletta, Malta, 2022

Superlikes, ZfinMalta, Valletta, Malta, 2021

Strangers in a Strange Land, MUZA, Valletta, Malta, 2020

Scheharazade, Charlie Cauchi, Valletta Contemporary Art, Valletta, Malta, 2019
Hors Concours, University Of Malta, Valletta, Malta, 2019

Mahalla Share House, Mahalla Festival, Valletta, Malta, 2018

Malta Pavilion, Venice Art Biennial, Arsenale, Venice, 2017
Malta, Land of Sea, Bozar, Brussel, 2017

Time, Space, Existence, Architecture Biennial, Venice, 2016 

Maltese Confabulations, Blitz, Valletta, 2014

Ziguzajg, temporary event space, Valletta, Malta, 2012

Time, Space, Existence, Architecture Biennial, Venice, 2008
Reasonable Dreams, La Galerie d’Architecture, Paris, 2008
Open [4], architecture exhibition, London, UK, 2008

Interface, exhibition at the Salone del Mobile, Milan, 2007

Born: Belgium

Education History:  Bachelor and Master degree in Architecture at the (KU Leuven) campus Sint-Lucas, Brussel, Belgium

Resides: La Valletta, Malta

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