Angelica Mesiti to represent Australia at 2019 Venice Biennale

UNSW Art & Design Alumna Angelica Mesiti has been selected to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale 2019. She is acknowledged as one of Australia’s most celebrated contemporary artists working across video, performance and installation and her work uses cinematic languages and performance to explore deeply personal stories of the individual and the collective, grappling with the complex dimensions of human experience.

The selection was made by an independent panel of highly respected arts professionals chaired by Professor Callum Morton from Monash University and comprising: Chris Saines, Director, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art; Franchesca Cubillo, Senior Curator Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, National Gallery of Australia; Professor Nikos Papastergiadis, Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures, University of Melbourne; Kathryn Weir, Head of Cultural Development, Centre Pompidou in Paris; and Louise Neri, Director, Gagosian Gallery in New York.