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ANITA GLESTA

Anita Glesta’s work has consistently been informed by the physical properties of a site, as well as by its traces of human history. Whether forming places for people to gather and reflect on the memory of an event or creating an integrated structure within a landscape, Glesta’s works have humanized the public experience by offering an intimate connection with the viewer. Her realized works encompass numerous artistic approaches, from object making to time-based installation sculpture and digital works, including the creation of mediascapes and actual landscapes. “All of my work aims to subvert and to catalyze different ways to think about our "naked" humanity in a historic and contemporary context. I integrate these concerns by inviting the viewer to look and to engage with their entire physical and psychological selves.” Anita Glesta is an internationally recognized artist whose permanent and public works have been installed throughout the world. Among her permanent public commissions are the Federal Census Bureau, a GSA Art in Architecture Commission, a permanent public park in the center of Sydney, Australia, The Yurong Water Gardens and a permanent commission in Chianti Sculpture park in Chianti, Italy. Her temporal installations have included a public art sound work installed at Chase Manhattan Plaza in 2007 with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, GERNIKA/GUERNICA, which subsequently travelled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, the Sackler Museum Beijing, China among other Museums. Glesta’s installations and videos have included solo shows in galleries, non-profit spaces and, Museums in New York and internationally. More recently her video installation, WATERSHED was a public art projection that has been installed during the New Museum Ideas City Festival, NYC and the face of the National Theater in London. It will premiere in NYC in Red Hook Brooklyn on October 26 as an immersive video on the streets of the community to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. She has been a recipient of many grants and awards, Pollock/Krasner, New York Foundation for the Arts, Puffin, and the New York State Council for the Arts New Media fellowship. Glesta lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.