John Paul Azzopardi (1978) was born in East London, England and currently resides in Malta. In 2008 he obtained his B.A. (Hons) degree in Philosophy at the University of Malta. In 2010 MUŻA (The National Museum of Fine Arts, Malta) acquired Curved Silence to be part of their art collection. His work was exhibited at the 2017 Venice Biennale, as part of the collective Maltese pavilion presentation: Homo Melitensis, an incomplete inventory in 19 chapters.