Anita Glesta Bio:
Since her return to New York in 2000, Glesta has created site-specific works in New York, Europe, and Australia.
As an artist in the public, Anita Glesta has worked on several large-scale international projects. In addition to numerous temporary and outdoor sculpture installations, her permanent works include the outdoor integrated landscape sculpture for the Federal Census Bureau Building in Washington DC commissioned by the General Services Administration Art and Architecture program and completed in 2010.
Another permanent work is in the center of Sydney, Australia, Yurong Water Gardens.
Anita Glesta’s work has been exhibited extensively in New York City and internationally at galleries and Museums beginning in 1984 with a solo show at White Columns Gallery. Her work has been shown at the Sculpture Center, the Queens Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Beijing, Art Gallery of New South Wales among others.
In 2009 she was commissioned through the United Nations and Artport to create a multi- channel video for the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit 2009, which has subsequently traveled to the Climate Change Conference in Mexico 2010 and to LACE Gallery, LA in 2011.
In 2012, GERNIKA/GUERNICA a public sound work and multi-channel video installation (first installed in 2007 in Chase Manhattan Plaza through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) was installed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow (MOCAK).
GERNIKA/GUERNICA is a multi media site-specific work that commemorated the 70th anniversary of the tragic bombing of the Basque town of Gernika by Nazi Germany. The work questions identity through multi-media.
This project will be permanently installed in the village of Guernica, Spain in 2014.
Her work WATERSHED was an indoor/outdoor projection for the New Museum Ideas City Festival.
Anita Glesta is the recipient of many grants and residencies among them the Pollock/Krasner, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts New Media, Sackler Foundation, Australia Council and others.
Glesta lives in Brooklyn and is the Creator and Professor of the Reconfiguring Site Public Art Residency at the School of Visual Arts.