‘Study for Il-Festin’


Current bid: €800.00


    Born in 1983 in Malta, Dominique Ciancio works as a freelance artist. Ciancio graduated in History of Art and Philosophy at the University of Malta in 2004 and completed a four-year diploma course in Fine Arts at the Malta School of Art. He went on to work with theatre and film and joined the Art Department at Universal Studios Inc. in 2005 where he worked on productions with notable film directors such as Steven Spielberg. At the age of 26, Ciancio transitioned on to painting full time while living for 5 years in Oslo, Norway. Gradually he also shifted his creative focus to a series of interdisciplinary projects combining picture and sound. Some notable collaborations with UK sound artist Justin Wiggan include The Idiot, Factotum, USA in 2013 and Sword Fighting Jazz, Birmingham, UK in 2014. Other solo projects: 2008 WIRE, Schonings Gate Oslo, Norway / 2010 The Curious, Cittadella, Gozo Malta / 2011 Silent Pulses, Palazzo Ferreria, Malta / 2013 Malerier, Galleri Taide, Telemark, Norway / 2014 UNPACK - a visio-phonic experience at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Valletta, Malta / Semartilma - Dissolving Borders at Arte Gallery, Gozo / In 2015 selected to create seven murals for Esplora Interactive Science Centre, Bighi, Malta / 2016 saw his collaboration with Spright-Art, on AJITP, The Hague, Netherlands / 2019 - TATOM - The Anachronistic Thoughts Of Man, Arte Gallery, Gozo, Malta / 2021 - Return Island, Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta, Malta.

  • Start date: December 6, 2021 10:00 pm
  • End date: December 24, 2021 8:00 pm
  • Current bid : No active bids
  • Published: October 31, 2021 8:35 pm
  • Modified: December 6, 2021 10:00 pm


Artist: Dominique Ciancio

Year: 2021

Medium: Oils on Canvas on Polycarbonate Sheet

Framed: YES

Dimensions: 51cm x 41cm x 2.5cm

‘Study for Il-Festin’ is a head study for a larger painting with two protagonists, entitled Il-Festin (The Little Feast) now in a private collection. Il-Festin formed part of Dominique Ciancio’s solo exhibition Return Island (2021) but this original study in oils remained in the artist’s studio, never exhibited.