EDUCATION

Masters of Fine Art, College of Fine Arts, UNSW
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, College of Fine Arts, UNSW


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    Relay League, Art Sonje Centre, Seoul (Jan)
Citizens Band: University Art Gallery, Sewanne. University of the South. Tennessee (Jan)
Proto Cinema: Relay League, Tiblisis Kunsthale, Tiblisis (May)

2017    Mother Tongue: Aarhus 2017, European Capital of Culture commissioned project. Aarhus
Angelica Mesiti: Polyphonies. Basis Frankfurt
Angelica Mesiti; Five works. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Relay League, Artspace Sydney Commissioned project
Tossed by Waves, Anna Schwartz Melbourne

2015    An Ocean of Air, Galerie Allen Paris
Angelica Mesiti: The Calling, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre Canada
The Colour of Saying, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney
The Colour of Saying, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo Sweden
Angelica Mesiti: Citizens Band, Nikolaj Kunsthal Copenhagen

2014    Angelica Mesiti: Citizens Band, Williams College Museum of Art, Massachusetts USA
Angelica Mesiti: Citizens Band, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada
The Calling, Ian Potter moving image commission, ACMI Melbourne

2012    Rapture (silent anthem) Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
The Line of Lode and Death of Charlie Day, 24HR Art Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art

2011    The Begin-Again, C3West Project commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney and Hurstville City Council

2010    Rapture (silent anthem), Centre for Contemporary Photography (projection window), Melbourne
Natural History, Gallery 9, Sydney
Heritage Park, Heritage Week Film Commission, Campbelltown Arts Centre 

2009    The Line of Lode and Death of Charlie Day, Dubbo Regional Gallery

2008    The Line of Lode and Death of Charlie Day, Broken Hill Regional Gallery

2003    The Rockets Red Glare, Mori Gallery, Sydney


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018    Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Divided Worlds , Samstag Museum (March)

2017    Sugar Spin: You, Me, Art and Everything, QAGOMA, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Triple Point of Matter, Fiminco Foundation Paris
Rock the Kasbah, Istitute for Islamic Culture, Paris
Moving Histories: Future Projections, dLux, Touring show Australia
The Score, Ian Potter Museum Melbourne (August)
Playlist, Ange Leccia Art Center, Oletta Corsica (August)

2016     Chantiers d’Europe: Utopie 500, Palais de Tokyo Paris
Telling Tales, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
Hacking Habitat. Art of Control, Old Prison, Wolvenhoekplein, Utrecht
Static and Silence. The Lock-up Newcastle Australia

2015     Station to Station: Project by Doug Aitken, Barbican Gallery London
Tu dois changer ta vie! Lille 3000: Rennaissance, Le TriPostal Lille
24 Frames Per Second, Carriageworks Sydney
Light Moves: Festival of Screendance, Limerick Ireland
Spirit Your Mind: A Chalet Society Project, ArtBasel Miami off-site, Miami Beach, Florida
Cosmic Love Wanderlust: The Imperial Slacks Project, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney College of the Arts gallery
People Like Us, UNSW Galleries Sydney
Dead Ringer, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

2014     The Immigration Songs: Angelica Mesiti and Malik Nejmi, MAXXI Rome
Open Museum/Open City, MAXXI Rome
Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video, The Jewish Museum New York
No Sound is Innocent, Marabouparken konsthall, Stockholm Sweden
You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney
The Australian Club, Melbourne
Transcendence: Nell, Angelica Mesiti, Aura Satz, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
IMPACT, Art Gallery of Western Australia

2013     Everyday Magic, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Turns – Possibilities of Performance, Galerie Allen, Paris
Mom, am I Barbarian?, 13th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Seven Points (part two), Embassy of Australia, United States of America, Washington DC
Buyuhyn-wana: The transformative persona, Lismore Regional Gallery, Australia
Awakening Where are We Standing? Earth, Memory and Resurrection, Aichi Triennial, Nagoya
If you were to live here… The 5th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand
Guirguis New Art Prize 2013, University of Ballarat Post Office Gallery, Art Gallery Ballarat
Rendez-vous 13, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes Lyon France
Sharjah Biennale 11, United Arab Emirates. Curated by Yuko Hasegawa
We Used to Talk About Love, Balnaves Contemporary Art Gallery of NSW
The space between us: Anna Landa Award for video and new media 2013, Art Gallery of NSW
Seven Points (part one), Embassy of Australia Gallery, Washington DC, USA

2012     Kochi-Mizuris Biennale, Kerala India
Montevideo Biennial: El Gran Sur, Uruguay curated by Alfons Hug
TarraWarra Biennial: Sonic Spheres, TarraWarra Museum of Art, curated by Victoria Lynn
NEW12, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Volume One: MCA Collection (permanent display), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2011     17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas, Sao Paulo
London Australia Film Festival (Artists Film program) The Barbican London
Videonale 13: Festival for Contemporary Video Art, Kunstmuseum Bonn
South by Southeast; Recent Video from Australia and New Zealand, 3rd Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Selectively Revealed, Aram Art Gallery, Goyang Seoul Korea 

2010     Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Centre Pompidou Paris, Auditorium of the Ministerio de Cultura Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern London
Move on Asia, Loop Gallery Seoul Korea, LABoral, Gijon in Spain
Experimenta Utopia Now; Biennale of Media Art, Federation Square Melbourne, Carriageworks Sydney, Museum of Old and New Art Tasmania
Nightshifters; Liveworks Festival, Performance Space Carriageworks Sydney
Hardbodies, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
Time and Space, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre 

2009     58th Blake Prize (winner), NAS Gallery, Sydney
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship: Finalist Exhibition, Artspace Sydney
VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona Spain
Souvenirs from Earth, TV Channel for Contemporary Art, Germany and France
Les Recontres International Berlin/Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Reina Sofia National Museum Madrid
Loop 09, Video Art festival Barcelona
Event; New Moving Image Works, Artspace Sydney
Australia? Mildura Arts Centre,
dTour/08 –09, d.Lux media Arts Regional touring exhibition

2008     Les Recontres International, Paris, Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Paris
National Film and Sound Archive’s Big Screen 08. Broken Hill Regional Gallery
Loop 08, Barcelona. Video Art festival
Face to Face, Australian regional touring exhibition

2007     Five x Five, Ivan Dogherty Gallery, Sydney

2006     Game On, Next Wave Festival, 200 Gertrude St, Melbourne
Play: Portraiture and Performance in Recent Video Art from Australia and New Zealand, Adam Art Gallery New Zealand and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

2005     O.K Video Festival, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta

2004     Video Spell 4: Cartographies, The Performance Space, Sydney
Work Rest Play (Escape), Imperial Slacks Collective, Artspace Sydney
720 x 576 Ate, Phatspace Sydney

2003     Sidney Kahn Summer Institute, The Kitchen, New York

2002     Desk Job, Mori Gallery, Sydney
Video, Film, Sound, Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney
Broken Hotel, Tour dLux, Broken Hill, NSW
Projekt Issue 2, Kings ARI Melbourne
Positive Overkill, Imperial Slacks Gallery, Surry Hills


PRIZES, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2013     Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts
The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission

2011     AFTRS Creative Fellowship Award
Arts NSW Quick Response Project Funding

2010     Sydney Underground Film Festival (Jury Award)

2009     58th Blake Prize for Religious and Spiritual Art 
Australia Council for the Arts, new work grant 
Cité International des Arts residency (University of New South Wales studio)
Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant

2008     Nava Marketing Scheme Grant

2007-09     University Post Graduate Scholarship, UNSW

2002     RUN_WAY Young and Emerging Artists Initiative, Australia Council


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015     Toni Ross, “Angelica Mesiti Anna Schwartz Gallery Sydney”, Artforum September 2015, vol. 54, no.1, pg 405
Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, “Angelica Mesiti: the artist who records a choir in song without a single sound” The Guardian, Friday 8 May 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/may/08/angelica-mesiti-artist-interview-sydney
Maryse Morin, “Notes on the Melody of Things” essay for the solo exhibition An Ocean of Air, Galerie Allen Paris. September 2015
Nicholas Forrest, "Why Angelica Mesiti’s Colour of Saying Will Stop You Dead", BlouinArtinfo 19th May, 2015
Andrew Taylor “Angelica Mesiti explores silence in new video work at Anna Schwartz Gallery” The Sydney Morning Herald, April 14th 2015
Laura Bannister, “Cinema, Sincerity and Angelica Mesiti”, MUSEUM, Issue 3 2015, pp 40-43
Christopher Allen, REVIEW: Carriageworks, Sydney: 24 Frames per Second, The Australian Newspaper, July 4th 2015
Maryse Morin, "Angelica Mesiti, Citizens Band...Le sens de ce qui circule entre nous,ETC Media, Revue D'Arts Mediatiques. 15 Février-15 Juin 2015. Pg62-63.

2014     Christopher Allen, “Lend Angelica Mesiti your ears”, The Australian, 17th May 2014, pp.10-11.
Robert Nelson, “Calling attention to ancient languages: The Calling by Angelica Mesiti”, The Age, 12 February 2014 . http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/angelica-mesiti-hearkens-to-whistling-language-in-the-calling-at-acmi-20140211-32fv0.html 

2013     Columbus, Nicki (Ed), Re:Emerge, Towards a new cultural cartography, Sharjah Biennial 11 exhibition catalogue, (Sharjah: Sharjah Art Foundation, 2013)
Jacqueline Millner, “<<The more global one is, the more local one desires to become>> Angelica Mesiti: Being World”, Contemporary Art + Culture Broadsheet, Issue 42.2, 2013, pp.104-107
Dan Rule, ‘Fragments of Cinema Angelica Mesiti’s Poetic Video Works Embrace and Subvert the Cinematic Device’ Vault, Issue 3, April
Rosa Gubay, ‘Art R&R: The 5th Auckland Triennial’, Gather & Hunter
Nicholas Forrest, ‘Is Angelica Mesiti Australia’s Most Popular Contemporary Artist?’, Blouin ArtInfo, April 10
Audrey Hoffer, ‘Australian Embassy Aims to Dispel Down Under Cliches’, The Washington Diplomat, April 1
Christopher Allen, ‘Wide of the Heart’, The Weekend Australian Review, February 23
Hou Hanru, Christina Barton, Pascal Beausse, Felicity Fenner (et al), If you were to live here…The 5th Auckland Triennial, ex cat., Auckland Art Gallery, 2013
Jacqueline Millner ‘Angelica Mesiti’, 5th Auckland Triennial: If you were to live here…catalogue essay, pg,126,127,
Michael Fitzgerald, “Angelica Mesiti: Prepared Piano for Movers (Haussmann), Photofile, Vol 93, Spring/Summer, 2013-14, pp. 40-47
Juliana Engberg, ‘It’s a long way to the top’ Art & Australia, Vol. 50/4 2013 pg.620-627
Jacqueline Millner, “Angelica Mesiti”, Rendez-vous 13, ex. cat., Institut d’art contemporian, Villeurbanne, 2013
Robyn Davidson, ‘Citizens Band’ The Space Between Us: The Anne Landa award for video and new media art 2013, Art Gallery of NSW. Catalogue essay e-publication
Jamal Mecklai, ‘Joy and hope in Cochin’ The Business Standard, April 30, 2013 http://www.businessstandard.com/article/opinion/joy-and-hope-in-kochi-113040400532_1.html   Joel Mu, ‘Angelica Mesiti’ We used to talk about love, Balnaves contemporary: photomedia. Art Gallery of NSW catalogue essay pg58-65. Published by The Art Gallery of NSW 2013
Robyn Davidson, “Citizens Band”, Exhibition catalogue essay. The Space Between Us; Anne Landa Award for New Media Art, Art Gallery of NSW, 2012. 

2012      Juliana Engberg ‘Rapture and Rupture: Angelica Mesiti’s Citizens Band’, NEW12 Catalogue essay, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Hayley Haynes, ‘Angelica Mesiti’s Citizens Band at NEW12, ACCA’, Das Platform, 15 May, 
http://www.dasplatforms.com/das_five_cent/angelica-mesiti’s-citizens-band-at-new12-acca/ 
Brook Turner, ‘New Artists Get into the Swim’, The Financial Review, 5-9 April, pp 70
Andrew Stevens, ‘Bold new strokes’, The Age, 17 March
Dan Rule, ‘Immersive Sensory and Spatial Environments at NEW12’, Broadsheet, Melbourne, 22 March
Minu Ittyipe, ‘Portraits From the Kochi Biennale: Video Artist Angelica Mesiti’, NYTimes.com Dec 17 2012
http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/portraits-from-the-kochi-biennale-video-artist-angelica-mesiti/
Roxana Azimi, ‘Une Biennale de sharjah tout en musicalité’ Le Quotidien De L’Art, Numéro 344/22 Mars 2013. Pg 6
Victoria Lynne, ‘Sensing Sound’ Sonic Spheres: TarraWarra Biennial 2012, TarraWarra Museum of Art. Pg4-9. Published by Tarrawarra Museum of Art 2012
Andrew Frost ‘50 things collectors need to know: Angelica Mesiti’ Australian Art Collector, Issue 59 jan-Mar 2012. Pg 114

2011      Rachel Kent, Abigail Moncrief ‘Angelica Mesiti: The Begin-Again’, published by C3West and The MCA Sydney, 2011
Daniel Mudie Cunningham, ‘The Begin-Again’, Runway, Issue 19: Life, Winter 2011, pp.
Jacqueline Millner, ‘Decentralising Cultural Capital’, Broadsheet, Vol. 40 No. 2, June 2011, p. 141
Virginia Baxter, ‘Re-inventing the city: Hurstville, Singapore, Blacktown, Manila’, RealTime, Volume 103, June-July 2011, pp. 2-3
Annalice Creighton, ‘Angelica Mesiti: The Begin-Again’, DAS 500, accessed 12 May, 2011, <http://www.rococoproductions.com/500/500_047.html>
Steve Meacham, ‘From drag king to Dragon town via Paris’, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 March, 2011

2010     Angela Bennetts, 'Natural History', Runway, Issue 16: Disappearance, 2010, p.70-74

2009     Ashleigh Wilson, ‘For winner Angelica Mesiti, the Blake Prize rocks’, The Australian, 4 September, 2009
Adam Fulton, ‘How videos killed the painting stars at the Blake Prize’, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 September, 2009

2006     Aaron Kreisler, 'Faraway So Close,' Listener New Zealand, Jan 14th, p49

2001     Tanya Peterson, 'Serial 7’s,' Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts #47, summer 2001-2002