Nikki Petroni is the Malta-based Project Manager for the 2022 Malta Pavilion. She is also coordinating the Educational Outreach Programme which involves the participation of a team of curatorial assistants formed of recent graduates, postgraduate and undergraduate students, as well as a dedicated study tour of the Biennale di Venezia for art history and fine arts students enrolled at the University of Malta.
Nikki Petroni pursued postgraduate studies in Art History at University College London (UCL). She completed a Ph.D. in Maltese Modern art at the University of Malta in 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci. Petroni is a visiting lecturer in Modern and Contemporary art at the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Malta and is the Education and Development Executive at Arts Council Malta. She is part of the curatorial committee of the APS Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale and was Coordinator of the Strada Stretta Concept (Valletta Cultural Agency). Petroni is an independent researcher, curator, and editor of several academic essays, books, and exhibition catalogues.