Paul Sammut is an artist and curator. Their practice takes a research-based, affirmative approach with a focus on narrative forms, marginalised cultures and archival practices.
Sammut has worked collaboratively under the name P.A.S.T. Projects with curator Alexandra Terry; as a member of the queer publishing focussed collective Strange Perfume; and from 2012-2017 ran the DIY queer project space White Cubicle, which included contributing to ICA London’s exhibition A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now and programming White Cubicle’s 10th anniversary year. Exhibitions Sammut organised at White Cubicle include projects by Flo Brooks, Jorge de la Garza, Richard Healy, Celia Hempton, Hannah Dawn Henderson, Makina Books, Jacopo Miliani (curated by Joao Laia), Steve Reinke, Prem Sahib, Setsuko, Daniel James Wilkinson, John Walter, Steven Warwick and Camilla Wills.
From 2019-2021 Sammut curated Comic Velocity: HIV & AIDS in Comics, an expansive programme for the New York-based non-profit Visual AIDS, which included producing a series of podcasts, an exhibition at PS122 Gallery, commissioning new works, and a publication (available here).
Sammut has taught as visiting lecturor and/or tutor at various institutions and organisations. An accredited Relational Dynamics Coach with a focus on working with artists, Sammut also regularly holds coaching sessions and artist’s surgeries to aid in project development and realisation. Recent clients include:
BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL
BA Illustration, Arts University Bournemouth
Book Works, London
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
London Creative Network programme at SPACE, London
MA Narrative Environments, Central St Martins, UAL
MA Sequential Design, University of Brighton
2021 – 2022 Foundation in LGBT+ Affirmative Counselling Skills, ELOP (East London Out Project)
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