Angelica Mesiti is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice combines performance with video, sound and spatial installation to create immersive environments of absorption and contemplation. Mesiti has long been fascinated by performance, as a mode of storytelling and a means of expressing social ideas in physical form. In recent years, she has produced videos that reveal how culture manifests itself through non-linguistic forms of communication, and more particularly through sound and gesture vocabularies. His work emphasizes the unquantifiable social role played by music – and, by extension, sound in general – in our relationship to the world.
His work ASSEMBLY was presented by Australia at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). Among his recent solo exhibitions: When doing is saying, Palais de Tokyo (2019); In The Round, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh (2021); ASSEMBLY, Arnolfini Contemporary Art Centre, Bristol (2020); Relay League, Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2018); Polyphonies, Basis Frankfurt (2017). His work is also regularly presented in international museums and biennials.
Photo credit: © Hugo Aymar