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Angelica Mesiti

Examining the musicality and embodiment of culturally specific social practices, Mesiti produces video installations and performances that highlight how individuals and communities sustain and evolve traditional modes of expression.

Angelica Mesiti will represent Australia at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. Her work has been shown at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne); Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney); 17th International Art Festival: Videobrasil (Sao Paolo, Brazil); The Barbican (London, UK); Kunstmuseum Bonn (Bonn, Germany); Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Tokyo, Japan); Centre Pompidou (Paris, France); Auditorium of the Ministerio de Cultura (Madrid, Spain); Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin (Berlin, Germany) and Tate Modern (London, UK), among others.

Mesiti’s work is held in public collections nationally and internationally, including at the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra); Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne); Art Gallery of NSW (Sydney); QAGOMA (Brisbane); Kadist Art Foundation (Paris, France) and Auckland Art Gallery (Auckland, New Zealand), among others.

Mesiti is also a member of the artist collective The Kingpins, who have exhibited and performed at The Musée d’Art Modern de la Ville de (Paris, France); Liverpool Biennial (Liverpool, UK); The Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France); Gwangju Biennale (Gwangju, South Korea); Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Taipei, Taiwan) and SuperDeluxe (Tokyo, Japan), among others.

Mesiti received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours and a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts at the University of NSW Sydney, Australia.

Angelica Mesiti is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.

Image: Nakh Removed, Angelica Mesiti, 2015, single-channel HD video, 16:9, silent, colour, 9:00 min. Commissioned by Carriageworks, Sydney, for 24 Frames Per Second. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.

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