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ArtW in Miami: Presenting Anita Glesta's REVERIE: How Many Parts Make a Whole?

REVERIE is a dream sequence by the artist Anita Glesta who has created an immersive video installation that is site-specific for the Parisian Hotel. ArtW is presenting REVERIE as a part of the Satellite Art Show in Miami Beach from December 1-4, 2016.

Three video projections, exploring the heart, longing, and the expectation of intimacy appear in the room. The unification of bodies both in the physical and the dream reverie invites viewers to experience a sense of longing firsthand. In the first projection, an unclothed couple appears on the floor, moving in opposing directions, where a hotel bed would be. This disconnect is apparent in the face of longing for unification, appearing like a dream as the images are reflected in both the mirror above and on a wall adjacent. Elsewhere, projections of animated body parts spin and images of the heart offer a constant rhythmic presence.


Satellite Art Fair
December 1-4, 2016

Stills from Anita Glesta's  REVERIE

Stills from Anita Glesta's REVERIE

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)
1st floor
1510 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL



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.


Founded by Marjorie W. Martay, ArtW, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is an advocacy organization committed to promoting women artists by means of advocacy, curation, and education for the greater social good. Through a combination of awareness-raising campaigns, educational panels and tours, salon discussion series, and professional curation services, Art W aims to bring collectors, curators, art enthusiasts and greater society together with notable women artists from around the world.


SATELLITE, now located in South Beach, is an alternative art fair that presents new and exciting projects that span the gamut of art, music, performance, installation, new media and tech. Our 2015 show was highly attended by informed collectors and museum curators, received rave reviews from major art publications and had major sales throughout the week.

SATELLITE 2.0 will be held NEXT DOOR to Aqua Art Fair and steps from Art Basel and Untitled. The move to South Beach places SATELLITE in the heart of the action, providing us with unparalleled access to collectors and arts patrons alike. SATELLITE 2.0 will once again emphasize concept-driven rooms, rather than the typical salon style hang of the standard fairs.