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Paul Sammut is an artist working in London, recently graduated from the Sequential Design MA at University of Brighton (2017-2019), where he was researching suburban LGBTQ+ histories. As part of his practice Sammut has worked with curator Alexandra Terry under the name P.A.S.T. Projects (2010–2015) and run the project space White Cubicle (2012–2017). He is currently a member of the queer publishing focussed collective Strange Perfume and has recently begun publishing under the imprint Valletta House. Commercial clients include Making Gay History Podcast, Martin McGrath Studio, Psykick Dancehall, Upset the Rhythm and Vice Magazine.


An accredited Relational Dynamics Coach with a focus on working with artists, Sammut regularly holds coaching sessions and artist’s surgeries to aid in project development and realisation; most recently these have been for MA Narrative Environments, CSM, London; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; and the London Creative Network programme at SPACE, London. He has worked for the Arts Council England NPO Book Works since 2009, is a trustee for the arts charity Three Letter Words, and is currently working on curating some projects for the New York-based non-profit Visual AIDS on the representation of HIV and AIDS in comics; to open Summer 2021.


Contact: hello@paulsammut.co.uk 





Education

 

2017 – 2019 MA Sequential Design, Brighton University 

2017 Relational Dynamics 1st Coaching qualification; funded by a-n The Artist’ Information Company

2002 – 2005 BA Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University


 

Exhibitions and Projects

 

2021:

Comic Velocity: HIV and AIDS in Comics, curated for Visual AIDS, New York City


2020:

Strip AIDS 2020, curated for Visual AIDS, New York City

 

2014:

Pick-me-ups & Pick-ups, curated by Abri de Swardt at ICA, London

Bedrooms and Hallways, published in The Coelacanth Journal #9, London

 

2013:

A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now, ICA London off-site project at The Old Selfridges Hotel, London

P/p publication published as P.A.S.T. Projects for Mariana Silva solo show at The Mews Project Space, London

Brain Damage, published digitally by Darren Banks for his Palace Video Poster Project

 

2012 – 2017: White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, The George and Dragon/The Queen Adelaide, London

Exhibitions curated include projects by Flo Brooks, Jorge de la Garza, Ash Ferlito, Richard Healy, Celia Hempton, Hannah Dawn Henderson, Engel Leonardo, Makina Books, Steve Reinke, Prem Sahib, Setsuko, Daniel James Wilkinson, John Walter, Steven Warwick and Camilla Wills.

 

2011:

Hi-Teen Carnival, And/Or Bureau, London

Let's Be Civil Opening Ceremony, And/Or Bureau, London

One Dot Says To Another, George Polke, London

P.A.S.T. Projects piece for Baston Blanco #3, published by Jafre Project in Jafre, Spain
La Resistencia a la Interpretacion, Spanish translation of In Conversation With Jorge De la Garza, Caviar Izquierda #4, published in Mexico City
Nachleben published by P.A.S.T. Projects on occasion of Nachleben, an exhibition of works by Jorge De la Garza. Text, A Dog at Three Fifteen by Paul Sammut, First Floor Projects, London


2010:

Bergen Biennial (co-curated with GANDT), The Woodmill, London

In Conversation With Jorge De la Garza, published in Introducing #12 Boyfriend Material, published by LIANGWEST on occasion of their exhibition Boyfriend Material, 8 Egerton Gardens Mews, London


2010 – 2011:

P.A.S.T. Projects Library and Archive, a project conceived, developed and executed with Alexandra Terry as P.A.S.T. Projects as Permanent Artists in Residence, The Woodmill, London


2009:

Jamie Radcliffe: The Exhibition, Low Salt, Glasgow

 

2008:

080808, 13 Abersham Road, London

Press Release text for There is Nothing Left to Lose, an exhibition of work by James E. Smith, Stand Assembly, Nottingham

 

2007:

Artwork or Network and the Development of the Real text for an online project by artist Andy Pepper


2006:

Today is a Beautiful Day, Nog Gallery, London

Private: Staff Only, ICA, London

Join The Dots, Ben Kaufman Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Hole in the Brambles (co-curated with Hannah Ellul and Sinead McCarthy), Start Contemporary Gallery, Brighton


2005:

Under Construction, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

Perforations (co-curated with Hannah Ellul and Sinead McCarthy), Bubblegum, London

Turnover (co-curated with James Smith and Nicky Whiting), Newcastle Chambers, Nottingham


2004: Play, Nottingham Arts Theatre, Nottingham