Romeo Gatt Artist
Romeo Gatt. Photo credit: Elisa Von Brockdorff, Gabriel Caruana Foundation

Romeo Roxman Gatt

27th April 2023

Romeo Roxman Gatt (b. 1989, Malta) is a multimedia trans artist who works between Malta and London. Choreographed performance, text, painting, video, sound, photography and sculpture all play a role in the artist’s engagement with questions concerning sexuality, identity and gender. For a while now, the artist has been working with themes of humanising and interacting with consumer objects: making the inanimate iconic and fetishised. His fascination with car culture as well as his critical observation of macho behaviour (most specifically in relation to Maltese men), persists. He is also interested in documenting and archiving trans and queer experiences and has recently launched a new project called Rosa Kwir. This project revolves around alternative notions of masculinity, bringing together stories of Maltese trans men, non-binary & masculine of centre people. He is also co-founder of the first queer focused project space and contemporary art gallery in Malta. Romeo has an MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art and was a former associate artist at Open School East, a non-accredited alternative art school model with a focus on inclusion and co-production. 

Recent Exhibitions include: When the Moon Waxes Red, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta (MT); Queer Art Spaces 23, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (AT); AWOL, R Contemporary, Sliema (MT); Carousel, Set Lewisham, London (UK); Traffic, LUVA Gallery, London (UK); Trans Tales for Toxic Times, We are Ugly Duck, London (UK); Shocked Quartz, London, (UK); City Entwined, Paradise Row, London (UK); Virile, The House of Barnabas, London (UK). Romeo’s work has been shown at ICA (UK), as part of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries, and in the Malta Pavilion, as part of the 57th Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva. 

Curatorial work: She said Darling With a “K”: Reimagining Katya Saunders, Spazju Kreattiv, Malta; Tender & Masculine Group Show, Rosa Kwir, Malta; Rosa Kwir: A Queer Archive, Rosa Kwir, Malta.

Photo credit Elisa Von Brockdorff, Gabriel Caruana Foundation.

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