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Antonia Wright

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<i>UNDER THE WATER WITH SAND, ROCKS, MILES OF ROCKS, THEN FIRE</i>

UNDER THE WATER WITH SAND, ROCKS, MILES OF ROCKS, THEN FIRE, 2017

DIGITAL PIGMENT PRINT

38 X 50 IN / EDITION OF 6; 59 X 77.5 IN / EDITION OF 3

BRIEF BIO

Antonia Wright explores the various politics and comic facets of contemporary life through a multidisciplinary practice that blurs the boundaries between live performance, video, photography, sculpture, poetry, and perception. With extreme attention to esthetic quality, her work brings everything to the body to create powerful visual metaphors that at times appear ambivalent but are never obscure. Wright acknowledges the layers of societal taboos and barriers between her artistic choices, and pointedly pushes them into the public realm for the viewer to examine and assimilate.

Antonia Wright graduated from the New School University in New York City with an MFA in Poetry as well as at the International Center of Photography. She has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad and has been awarded artist's residencies both nationally and internationally. Exhibitions include shows at Pioneer Works (New York), The Faena Arts Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina), The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, The Cisneros-Fontanals Foundation (CIFO), Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Spinello Projects (Miami, FL), Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA), Aeroplastics (Brussels, Belgium), The National Gallery of Art (Nassau, Bahamas), and Ping Pong (Basel, Switzerland). In April 2012, she became the first artist-inresidence at the Lotus House Shelter for women and children in Overtown, Miami.


Wright's work has been presented in publications including The New York Times, Artforum's Critics' Picks, Art In America, New York Magazine, Daily News, Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, and The Art Newspaper.

BRIEF CV

EDUCATION
International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 2008.
New School University, New York, NY, 2005.
Masters in Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry. Thesis: Poetry and Performance Art
University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 2002.
Bachelor of Arts, English. Emphasis Creative Writing and Literature

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Video: Poems, The Screening Room, Miami FL
Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, Orlando Museum of Art, FL
2014
Suddenly We Jumped, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, CA
You Make Me Sick: I Love You, Spinello Pojects, Miami, FL (curatorial advisor Tami Katz-Freiman, Miami, FL
Concerning Belonging, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2013
Be, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
State of the Book, Spinello Pojects, Miami, FL
2012
Love on an Escalator, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

RECENT SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2015
You Can Only Understand From a Distance, TRIAD, London, UK
Full Moon, Spinello Projects, Miami, FL
Projector Unicorn, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY
Future Fossils, DUTTON, New York, NY
Ping Pong, Projectraum M54, Basel, CH
Auto Body, Faena Arts Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dialogues in Cuban Art, Cas de las Americas, Havana, Cuba
Poetry Pirates, in collaboration with O, Miami, performance on the Miami River
2014
Concerning Belonging, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Unruly, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Ping Pong, Basel, Switzerland
2013
Suddenly We Jumped (Breaking the Glass Ceiling), Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL
O Fim, Rua Piratininga 36, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Nature of Things, Deering Estate, Miami, FL
CLOSER, Spinello Projects, Miami, FL
2012
Trading Places II, MOCA, N. Miami, FL
Inside the Moment, Crane Art Space, Philadelphia, PA
Women Who Stand on the Sun, Art Live Fair, Coconut Grove, FL
Salon de' Notre Societe, Primary Projects, Miami, FL
Perfect Lovers, a Frieze Special Project, White Box Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Anthony Spinello
Here and Then, Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami, FL, curated by Alice Raymond
Chick Flicks, Girls Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Job Creation in a Bad Economy, Fountain Art Fair, 68th Regiment Armory, NY
Fireflies, Areoplastics, Brussels, Belgium
Video lounge, ArteAmericas, Miami Beach, FL, curated by Grela Orihuela
New Exhibition, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL
Deep Water Horizon, The Sagamore Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, curated by Cricket Taplin.

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