Anna Calleja (b.1997) is a Maltese artist. For Calleja, the art-making process provides a means for active introspection, particularly in the face of our anxious present and uncertain future. Her work questions the creative potential of human vulnerability, and her interest lies in dualities – the tension and dissonance between comfort and melancholy, isolation and connection, love and grief.
The images begin from her personal archive, both real and constructed, cataloguing places held as home for a moment. Calleja graduated from Fine Art at Falmouth University in 2020 and has since exhibited internationally. In 2022, Calleja was awarded the Premju Ghal-Arti for Best Young Artist by Arts Council Malta.
(Photo Credit: Therese Debono)