Angelica Mesiti


Biography

Born Sydney, Australia 1976
Lives and works in Paris, France

 

Angelica Mesiti holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in Sydney. She was a founding member of the all-female performance group, The Kingpins.

The artist’s practice has consistently demonstrated an interest in how the body is used as a vessel for expression and communication. Mesiti has a particular interest in non-verbal languages, such as sign, whistling and Morse code, investigating their ability to communicate in the face of adversity. She uses cinema to explore language, voice, and cultural remembrance.

Public collections include: National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne), MUMA/ Monash University Museum of Art (Melbourne), Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney), Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth), QAGOMA / Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland (Brisbane), The Chartwell Collection (Hamilton, NZ), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (Auckland), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris, San Francisco). Her works are also featured in international private and corporate collections.

 

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Bibliography

Artist website


Exhibitions

Angelica Mesiti

Tossed by Waves

Angelica Mesiti

The Colour of Saying
, Carriageworks

Angelica Mesiti

The Colour of Saying
, Carriageworks

Angelica Mesiti

The Calling
, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Angelica Mesiti

New Twelve at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Recent Works

Angelica Mesiti

Appel a Tous / Calling All
, 2017
Brass, steel wire
320 x 45 x 45 cm
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Angelica Mesiti

Tossed by Waves
, 2017
Single channel High Definition video, 16:9, colour, silent
6 minutes 17 seconds

Angelica Mesiti

Fluctuat Nec Mergitur
, 2017
Brass bells and steel wire
315 x 20 x 20 cm

Angelica Mesiti

INTQRK (How are you receiving me?)
, 2017
Brass bells and steel wire
204 x 27 x 27 cm

Angelica Mesiti

QRK5 (Loud and clear)
, 2017
Brass bells and steel wire
189 x 22 x 22 cm

Publications

Angelica Mesiti

NEW 12
, 2012
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

News

Angelica Mesiti

From National Gallery of Australia

9 September 2017 – March 2018 Contemporary art galleries | Lower Ground Free entry Angelica Mesiti has long been fascinated by performance: as a mode of storytelling and a means to express social ideas in physical form. In recent years she has been making refined videos that reveal how culture is manifested through non-linguistic forms […]

Angelica Mesiti, Tossed by Waves

From The Golden Mean, June 2017
by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

Australian artist Angelica Mesiti remembers the chaos in the immediate aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. From her home nearby she could see “gendarme on the street, heavily armed with huge guns and bulletproof vests.” As the tragedy unfolded, what struck her most was that the “people showed such incredible solidarity.”   The turbulence of […]

Angelica Mesiti: message received at Anna Schwartz and Artspace galleries

From The Australian, June 17 2017
by Christopher Allen

Communication is the foundation of social life, in animals as in humans, and indeed animal communication, without the benefit of language, is far more mysterious than our own: herds and packs of mammals act in unison, flocks of birds co-ordinate in a way that implies a connected or networked mind, and ants and bees organise […]