Enrique Tabone (b.1987) is an artist, designer and founder of QUE Design Studio.
Her works have appeared at several events and venues, including Palazzo Pereira (2015); BirguFest2014 in collaboration with Valletta 2018 Foundation; St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity (2013); the Earth Garden Festival (2008, 2010 & 2011); the launch of Splendid Lounge (2011); the Deception collective exhibition at Lascaris Wharf (2010), and Notte Bianca (2008). Red Leaf, a metal seating sculpture by Tabone, is permanently installed at the Verdala Sculpture Garden in Buskett. A short film she co-produced in 2016 with Jenny Mercieca, Wild Flower, was featured at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennale.
Her most recent large-scale work Naħla was included in VIVA – the Valletta International Visual Arts festival in 2017. Other recent work has been exhibited as part of the 2018 touring exhibition Inspired in China, with venues including the Parliament of Malta Building, SkyParks at Malta International Airport, and the Ministry of Gozo.
Between 2016 and 2019 she operated the QUE shop in Valletta, featuring her limited edition wearable art and home products made mainly from plexiglass material. These unique custom designs have been displayed in numerous publications (including British Vogue and Vogue Italia), shows and events in Malta, the Netherlands, Turkey and Poland. They are presently available online at QUE.com.mt and exclusively from Valletta Contemporary.
Ostrale Biennale – OM
Contemporary Art Biennale in Dresden 1st July- 1st September 2019
Solo exhibition at the Mill, Gabriel Caruana Foundation – Birkirkara. March 2019
Wiki Loves Art: Art+Feminism
An 8-week collective exhibition of works from Fondazzjoni Kreattività’s permanent art collection, focusing on women artists in the collection, in collaboration with the US Embassy in Malta and Wikimedia Community Malta – Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta. 1 February – 31 March 2019.
A collaboration with filigree artist Kevin Attard at The Mill, Gabriel Caruana Foundation. August 2018.
Inspired in China
Touring collective exhibition organised by China Cultural Centre in Malta with venues including the Launch at the Parliament of Malta Building, January 2018.
SkyParks Malta International Airport, May 2018.
The Ministry of Gozo, May 2018.
VIVA – the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival. April 2017
ART to WARE
Hosted at The Mill, Art, Culture and Crafts Centre in Birkirkara – organized by the Gabriel Caruana Foundation as part of Buongiorno Ceramica, an Italian initiative by AiCC and ARTEX. June 2017
3rd Istanbul Design Biennale – Wild Flower
Short film exhibited at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennale 2016
Out of the Blue
Extendable exhibition installation
Touring exhibition commissioned by The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit for CHOGM 2015 in collaboration with National Geographic around Malta concluding at Maritime Museum in Birgu. November 2015.
Artist-curator leading collective visual art exhibition as part of a series of events during the month of March foregrounding women at Palazzo Pereira, Valletta.
Outdoor interactive art installation for BirguFest, a two day event in October 2014 commissioned by Valletta 2018 Foundation
Malta Design Week
Product design – Flutter Colander. At Fort St Elmo. May 2014
Seating Sculpture permanently installed at the Verdala Sculpture Garden in Buskett. March 2014
Wearable Art, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity. September 2013
Montekristo Estate, Luqa.
Home Product Design – Flutter Colander
Science and Society
Collective exhibition – Part of Malta Design week at Lilly Agius Gallery in Sliema. October 2011
Earth Garden Festival, National Park Ta’ Qali. June 2011
Wearable Art at Lilly Agius Gallery Sliema. June 2011
Strada Stretta – Souvenir
Splendid Lounge, Strait Street, Valletta – Fondazzjoni Temi Zammit. April 2011.
The first International Festival of Children’s Literature in Malta at St.James Cavallier Centre for Creativity. April 2010.
Deception – A Dazzle escape
Collective exhibition by women artists at Lascaris Wharf. February 2010
Earth Garden Festival, National Park Ta’ Qali. June 2009.
How do you look?
Exhibited Wearable Art during a photography exhibition and bookazine launch – Shell – Upper Galleries, St James Cavallier Centre for Creativity.
Institute of Art and Design Exhibition
MCAST – St. James’ Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta – July 2008.
Re-processed – Junk Jungle
Presented as part of Notte Bianca at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, Valletta. October 2007.
Recycled art from fields at Earth Garden Festival, National Park Ta’ Qali. April 2007
The Red Tower spring exhibition – Nassa
Collective exhibition of Wearable Art at Torri l-Aħmar, Mellieħa – Malta.