Thu., December 1, 3 pm – 10 pm
Fri., December 2, 12 pm – 10 pm
Sat., December 3, 12 pm – 10 pm
Sun., December 4, 12 pm – 6 pm
(After-hours programming daily from 10 pm – late)
The Parisian Hotel (Next Door to Aqua)
1510 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
ABOUT ANITA GLESTA
Anita Glesta, a world-renowned artist with a decades-long exhibition career, has the ability to intimately connect with the viewer as well as raise awareness of compelling issues. Her wide-ranging practice encompasses time-based installation, sculpture, and digital works. Her work has been exhibited internationally, with public commissions including: the Federal Census Bureau in Suitland, MD; Cook and Phillip Park, Sydney, Australia; Chianti Sculpture Park, Chianti, Italy. Other works include temporary installations that have traveled from New York to the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in La Paz, Bolivia, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology in Beijing, China.
Glesta’s honors include the Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, the New York State Council for the Arts New Media Technologies grant, the New York Foundation for the Arts Environmental Structures fellowship, a Puffin Foundation grant, the LABA fellowship, and an Australia Council grant. She has been awarded residencies in Bundanon, Australia; Bogiiasco, Italy; Valparaiso, Spain and held various international teaching positions, including at the School of Visual Arts in New York, University of New South Wales and Sydney College of the Arts. Her work has been reviewed and featured in multiple major publications, online journals, and broadcast media platforms.
In 2017, one of Glesta’s most prescient works to date, WATERSHED, is scheduled to appear in Miami Beach at 2017 Annual Meeting of The United States Conference of Mayors, commissioned by Miami Beach City Hall. Highlighting the key issue of climate change, the work will be featured in locations including New World Center, designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry and home of the New World Symphony, from June 23-26, 2017. Via site-responsive installations, WATERSHED catalyzes conversation about the climate change and infrastructure issues that are so critical to the future of waterfront cities. Acting as a moving warning sign, the project subtly envelopes people with its captivating sounds, images, and large-scale presence. WATERSHED’s projected images are simultaneously healing and impossible to ignore.
WATERSHED is further slated for dual installation later next year at the Canal Street Salt Shed in collaboration with the City of New York Department of Sanitation in Lower Manhattan to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.
Glesta lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.