multimedia visual artist
based malta

ruth bianco is a maltese born multidisciplinary contemporary artist, whose work explores diverse media and practices spanning drawing, collage, assemblage, video, sculpture, creative spatial practice, limited editions, artist's books and publication.  she creates and leads projects in contemporary fine art contexts with an artistic philosophic focus in transboundary movements, space and territory.  she has exhibited extensively, travelling internationally to show her work and has participated in numerous signficant exhibitions both in malta and other places.  she received her postgraduate and doctoral education in fine art from the university for the creative arts, kent, in the united kingdom, where she has lectured and supervised in postgraduate interdisciplinary fine art.  she is an exponent of artistic research and currently lectures in contemporary art, research, history, visual culture and architecture in the faculty for the built environment at the university of malta.  apart from her art practice she has led multidisciplinary productions and curated several art-in-architecture exhibition projects with young graduating architecture students, has coordinated international artist collaborations and curated numerous exhibitions independently.  she has a keen interest in cultural geography, connective space, international art relations and soft power.  she has served as artistic consultant on government culture boards since 2013 with a leading role in the development of the new micas national infrastructure (malta international contemporary art space). she is currently art director of micas and is board member of the national commission for unesco.


current roles
contemporary fine artist and independent curator
resident senior lecturer, university of malta
art director micas, malta international contemporary art space


education
2005  phd fine art, university for the creative arts / university of kent at canterbury, kent, uk
     
1999  ma fine art, university for the creative arts / university of kent at canterbury, kent, uk
 
1995  cert. diplomatic studies, mediterranean academy in diplomatic studies / university of malta
    
1991  post graduate cert. education, university of malta, malta
     
1985  ba honours english literature, university of london, uk


collections
heritage malta, national museum collections, malta
tate britain archive and special collection, london, uk
victoria and albert museum archive and special collection, london, uk
royal college of art archive and special collection london, uk                                                           
university for the creative arts special library collections, uk
university of kent art library collections, uk
rencontres internationalles, paris, france
communication design association of korea, seoul, korea
john mackintosh hall, gibraltar
bank of valletta, malta
hsbc, malta
mca (malta contemporary art)
maltese embassy in paris

works held in diverse private collections internationally