ʺFamilja migrAzzjoniʺ I was born there but I live here …

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ʺFamilja migrAzzjoniʺ I was born there but I live here …

8 March 2017 - 2 April 2017

8 March – 2 April 2017

Lecture with the artist and guest authors: Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 7:00PM in Studio B
Closing Reading: Friday 31st March 2017, 7:00PM in Space B

Katel Delia, also known as Katelia, is a French woman who is deeply attached to her Maltese origins, and has been living in Malta for a year.

Starting from her own family story, she creates a new genealogical tree of diversity. All starts in 1920, when unable to divorce her great-grandmother flees from Malta to Tunisia alongside her six kids.  In 1956 shortly after the Tunisian independence, her grandfather returned to Malta with his family. However, when just 21 her father migrated from Malta to the country of his dreams, France.

Katelia meets different people with unparalleled migratory routes, leading her to enlarge “her” family with new members from all over the world. She photographs them, listens attentively to them and then replicates in her own writing their periods of life, their journeys strewn sometimes with pitfalls, their expectations, difficulties and hopes.

Katelia’s exhibition “Familja migrAzzjoni” invites you to discover their singular itineraries and their sensitive faces: humanity.


With the participation of
Katel Delia

Ticket Information

Cinema Club Members
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information


St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta

Additional Information

Maltese, English, French