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ABOUT

Maree Azzopardi’s work is included in both private and public collections in Australia, Italy, Malta, the USA and recently in Sweden, including Artbank Australia, St Vincent’s Public Hospital Sydney, the Collezione Farhad in Rome, Collezione De Cecco in Pescara (Italy), The French Embassy in Valletta, Malta and Marisa Del Re Gallery in New York. She has exhibited alongside such prominent artists as Cindy Sherman, Annie Leibovitz (USA), Tracey Moffatt (Aus) and recently Vanessa Beecroft (USA) in Beyond Lilith – The Sacred Feminine, a group show in Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati, Italy curated by Rosetta Gozzini. She was artist-in-residence at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney in 1995 and produced her award winning Chrysalis series.

Her exhibition Celeste was part of the 2001 Australian Centenary of Federation Celebrations in Malta. An image from Azzopardi’s Momento Mori Series from Missing…From the Garden appeared on the front cover of the prestigious American art journal, ARTnews (NY) (1998) and an image from Fishworks has appeared on the front cover of Photofile (2000). In 2004 she was awarded Artist-in residence at Bundanon, the artist retreat bequeathed property of Arthur Boyd. Azzopardi was one of 5 artists representing II Ponte Contemporanea, Rome at the Melbourne International Art Fair in Sept 2004. Azzopardi exhibited Spiritland at St James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta in 2005 as part of the Australia Day Celebrations supported by the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Malta and Emirates.

Her Italian survey exhibition The Poet Assassinated was exhibited at Galleria Zerotre, Orvieto (www.galleria03.it) in 2005 and The All Australian Show was exhibited in Galleria IL Ponte Contemporeanea in Rome and Lipanjepuntin Arte Contemporanea in Trieste alongside the works of Tracey Moffatt and John McRae and Paul Ferman, Matthew Griffin and Selina Ou. Azzopadi was awarded the 2006 Hills Grammar Art Prize for a work from her Vox HUMANA Series - Shadow, Relic & Flesh (2007). Azzopardi will be exhibiting her new exhibition The HUMANA Series – Shadow, Relic & Flesh (2007) curated by Jonathan Turner (Italy's curator of the year) at Libby Edwards Galleries in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, simultaneously in early 2007. Also in 2007 Azzopardi was a finalist in The Blake Prize and the Willoughby Art Prize.

In 2008 she was invited to create new work for Chaos and Revelry at Counihan Gallery in Melbourne, curated by Edwina Bartlem which then traveled to Galleria II Ponte Contemporanea in Rome, Italy and Galleri Tapper- Popermajer in Malmo, Sweden (www.tapper-popermajer.co). In the same year her work was included in the Dubai Art Fair.

In 2009 she presented her first painting exhibition I Walk The LIne at Smith and Hall Gallery in Sydney and was included in Matt Dive Gold at LipanjePuntin Contemporary Art Gallery in Rome Italy, curated by Jonathan Turner.  She was also a finalist in The Paddington Art Prize in 2009.

In 2011 Azzopardi exhibited in Women & Co. curated by Francesca Pietracci alongside Marina Abramovic, Vanessa Beecroft, Nan Goldin, Andy Warhol and others at Studio 88 in Roma, Italy.The same year she exhibited her solo show Land Lines and Love Songs at Rex-Livingston Gallery in Sydney,curated by Jonathan Turner then in 2012 exhibited with Ausin Tung Gallery (Australian China Art Foundation) in Melbourne. She exhibited in the group show Water Art Women Life (Aqua Arte Mujeres Vida) in Texas, USA and in Berlin (2015) and in Santiago, Chile and Argentina (2014), as well as being a finalist in the 24th Muswellbrook Photographic Award and in the Black Prize Director's Cut Exhibition on line in 2013.

In 2015 Azzopardi was invited to be part of The Beyond Malta exhibition and three of her works now form part of the MUZA Collection in Malta. Azzopardi was also included in the exhibition for GHOGM Malta 2015, Departure, Memory, Nostalgia, Identity and Return at the House Of Representatives of Malta in Valletta.

Azzopardi is represented by Galleri Tapper-Popermajer in Sweden (www.tapper-popermajer.com)


 
 

 
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