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 aesthetic 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 artists residencies both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at The Screening Room (Miami, FL), Spinello Projects (Miami, FL), Luis de Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), NSU Art Museum Ft. Lauderdale, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Miami, FL), [email protected] at the Mosquera Collection, The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami. Other exhibitions include Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY), Ping Pong (Basel, Switzerland), The Faena Arts Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina), The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, The National Gallery of Art (Nassau, Bahamas), The Tampa Museum of Art with the Hadley Martin Fisher Collection, Aeroplastics (Brussels, Belgium), and The Cisneros-Fontanals Foundation (CIFO). In April 2012, she became the first artist-in-residence 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.