Tom Van Malderen

b. Antwerp, Belgium, 1973
Lives and works in Valletta

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Tom Van Malderen‘s work ranges from buildings to objects, installations and exhibition design. His practice probes the intersections between art, design and architecture, and looks at the material gestures of everyday design and the construction of social space.
After obtaining a Master in Architecture at Sint-Lucas Brussels, he worked with Atelier Lucien Kroll in Brussels and Architecture Project in London and Valletta. He forms part of the contemporary art platform FRAGMENTA Malta and the KINEMASTIK international short film festival, and writes for international architecture magazines.


Except for Access Only, Malta Contemporary Art, Valletta, Malta (2018)
Condition and Opportunities, collaboration with Kris Van Dessel at DMW Art Space, Antwerp, Belgium (2017)
Good Walls Make Good Neighbours, Valletta Internal Visual Arts Festival, Malta (2015)
I Saw a Light, Public Art Commission for Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta, Malta (2015)
Hermetik, collective exhibition at Fort Tigne, Malta (2013)
Ladenkast, Drawing cabinet project at Phoebus gallery, Rotterdam (1999)

Malta Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale, Arsenale, Venice (2017)
Malta, Land of Sea, Bozar, Brussels (2016)
Time, Space, Existence,  Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice (2016) 
Maltese Confabulations, Blitz, Valletta (2014)
Time, Space, Existence, Venice Architecture Biennale, 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)

Contributor and writer for C3 magazine (2013- )
Correspondent and writer for A10 magazine (2006-2016)
Co-editor of A Printed Thing, a collection of writings, photographs and illustrations. Reports on the Venice architecture biennale for The Architect, Malta (2012)
Contributions ME designmag (2012)
Contribution to Uncommon Malta + Gozo (2011)
Contribution to Worldwide Architecture, The Next Generation, Milan (2010)
Reflections on the Modern Landscape published in the artist’s catalogue Transit, Belgium (2006)

Design Dialogues, closing debates Malta Design Week, Malta (2014-2016)
Small Cinema, conference, Blitz, Valletta (2015)
Guest lecture, Architecture Utopia Realism,  University of Belgrade, Serbia (2014)
PERSPECTIVE, Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice (2014)
Lectures on Architecture in Wroclaw and Catovice (2012)
Organising and chairing a debate on quality in architecture, University of Malta (2012)
Lecture on Architecture in Ghent (2012)
Lecture at New Talents, international architecture conference in Selinunte (2011)
Lecture at Worlwide Architecture book launch during the Architecture Biennale, Venice (2010)