Kris Micallef

The Vibrant

Cultural Scene

in Cottonera

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On this page we present you the art and culture scene of the Cottonera.


Artists from the Cottonera - who are the ones to watch?

Kris Micallef, born in 1988 in Malta, began his career in photography through his fascination with beauty and the human form.


Kris graduated in Architecture and Civil Engineering in 2011 after reading for his degree at the University of Malta. His architectural background influences his photographs - order, geometry, light and beauty are keywords synonymous with Kris’ photography. Kris excels in both fine art photography as well as commercial photography having a particular interest in the world of fashion. His works have been published in various magazines in Europe, the Middle East and also the United States. He’s also exhibited his works at Malta House, Brussels (2012), Kvartira 57, Kyev (2012), Salle Jean Despas, Saint-Tropez (2013) , Blitz, Valletta (2014), BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (2017) and Studio 104, Valletta (2019).



What makes Cottonera so special for you?


When deciding on where I wanted to live, I looked for a place which is rich in history, has character and vibrance and a sense of community - all of which the Three Cities ticked off nicely. Since I have been based in Cospicua, I can say I’m totally in love with the neighborhood and its people. It’s also very exciting to see more and more people, especially young creatives and artists, moving to the area. As Gerard James Borg would put it, I’m happy to be a Bormla Babe.

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