THE ORDINARY LIVES OF WOMEN
Ann edited the exhibition catalogue for The Ordinary Lives of Women, an exhibition featuring ten female artists whose selected work addresses the "mundane in the revolutionary", revealing the "revolutionary within the mundane". Going beyond iconic and visible moments of feminist triumphs, the exhibition explores the power of so-called ordinary acts. The catalogue features three conversations between Ann as editor and artists Rachel Fallon, Julieta Gil and Syowia Kyambi.
THE ARCHETYPE SERIES
CURATION & WRITING
Ann curated The Archetype Series, a fifteen-piece collection of diminutive structures, each built from four-sided measuring rulers, appropriated and given new meaning and metaphor by artist Norbert Francis Attard. The series finds lineage the practice of found object art or objet trouvé, with strong links to symbolist, minimalist and conceptual art canons. Its point of departure is the object itself – a foldable tool known as a multi-angle template scale ruler, re-purposed as a foundational element in the creation of Attard’s ‘archetypes’. Each of the fifteen is presented as a vessel for wider social, cultural, political even metaphysical commentary. Ann also wrote the exhibition catalogue for the show, which was held at Valletta Contemporary in Malta.
Ann edited the exhibition catalogue for fuse, a site-specific art project delivered by the Valletta Cultural Agency and curated by Elyse Tonna. The project was delivered as a collaborative visual arts and research project responding to the communities and contexts surrounding the Biċċerija area (Old Abattoir) building in Valletta, Malta.
Beyond the Biennale: art’s opportunity for atonement THE SUNDAY TIMES OF MALTA
The Invisibility of History: Kara Walker's Fons Americanus ARTPAPER
Before and After Other Places TIMES OF MALTA
Six Interviews VC001
Architecture's Climate Crusade NEW LONDON QUARTERLY
Il-Gallarija - An incidental icon THE MALTA INDEPENDENT
Can an online experience make spaces for art more equitable? ARTPAPER
LECTURING & TUTORING
Guest tutor, 2021 Writing Cohort NEW ARCHITECTURE WRITERS (NAW)
Guest lecturer, Understanding Interior Space UNIVERSITY OF MALTA
Written by Kat Scott and Finbar Charleston of dRMM, Ann provided editorial support to Treelogy, a three-part essay discussing the role of trees and timber over in nature’s diverse ecosystem, their sustainable use in construction, and their relationship with humanity’s communities and urban realm. The essays were published as a written companion to dRMM’s Treeptych drawing, which was displayed at the Royal Academy 2021 Summer Show, forming part of the architecture room, curated by David Adjaye to the theme of ‘Climate and Geography’.
THE SPACES THAT CONNECT US
WRITING & CO-CURATION
In March 2018, Ann travelled with photographer Joanna Demarco and Mark Leonard to Green Bank, West Virginia – a small region in America, home to the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope and a Wi-Fi free society. Following the group's fieldwork and research there, Ann wrote a literary non-fiction essay for The Spaces That Connect Us exhibition, a photographic and text-based study examining the day-to-day realities of an existence without constant connection. The project shed light on a hybrid way-of-life negotiating between a long-standing vocation to explore space and a contemporary human need to be connected. The exhibition was on display at Valletta Contemporary in Malta.
Ann formed part of the curatorial team for AP's radical prophecy project, Novelletta, developed 2006 as a printed manifesto. The team expanded Novelletta into a three-dimensional experience in line with AP’s ambitions, activities and theoretical, academic and educational interests, focusing on themes related to the expansion of the city of Valletta, iterations of utopia, and alternate realities for the metropolis. Noveletta formed part of the London Festival of Architecture and was exhibited at The Building Centre, London.