Anita Glesta Bio

Anita Glesta

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Watershed, National Theatre, London, public art installation, 2016
Watershed, Ellis Island, private installation, April 2016
Spin, public art installation, Art Silicon Valley, CA, 2015
Sackler Museum of Art, Beijing, China, 2013
Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland, 2012
Guerrica, international site based installation, Spain

Glesta’s temporary and permanent site-specific works have been installed throughout the world. Most recently, Glesta’s work features video installation as medium for exploring themes of environment, site and community.

Anita Glesta’s work has been exhibited extensively in New York City, beginning in 1984 with a solo show at White Columns Gallery. Her work was shown at the Sculpture Center, the Queens Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and many New York galleries before she moved to Sydney in 1994. Since her return to New York in 2000, Glesta has created site-specific works in New York, Europe, and Australia. In 2004, Glesta was commissioned by the General Services Administration’s Art in Architecture Program to create a permanent seven-acre landscape intervention for the Census Bureau Headquarters Building in Suitland, Maryland.

Glesta has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards for her installations, among them a Pollock/Krasner grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, New York State Council for the Arts, New Media technologies, and the Australia Council.