Artist Biography: Angelica Mesiti
Angelica Mesiti is a video, performance and installation artist based in Sydney and Paris.
She uses cinematic filming devices to make studies of diverse human subjects in heightened states of rapture and performance.
Her work Citizens Band (2012) premiered in NEW12 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and has since also been exhibited in the Istanbul Biennial, Turkey; the Aichi Triennial, Japan; Auckland Triennial, New Zealand; the Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates; the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India; and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (all 2013).
She has also been the recipient of various awards and fellowships including the Anne Landa Award for video and new media at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2013), the AFTRS Creative Fellowship Award (2011) and the 58th Blake Prize for Religious and Spiritual Art (2009).
Angelica is the inaugural recipient of the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, awarded biennially to an Australian artist to produce a new major moving image artwork. A copy of The Calling, will enter the ACMI collection to sit alongside works by Bill Viola, Warwick Thornton, Ian Burns, Shaun Gladwell and Candice Breitz.
The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission is a joint collaboration between The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image a decade long commissions project will contribute five major works and an award fund of $500,000 to moving-image art while helping to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary moving image art practice.
Angelica Mesiti is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery.