B. 1980, MIAMI
Antonia Wright is a multidisciplinary artist based in Miami, FL. Wright creates aestheticized extreme gestures using her own body as an artistic tool. Her works negotiate the boundary between performance, video art, photography, and poetry, questioning social norms through physical actions combining danger with beauty, aggression with vulnerability. Her ultimate goal is to restore a sense of immediacy to the audience encounter and elicit emotion and concern for the other. Her projects range from performing tai chi covered in 15,000 bees, throwing her naked body through a pane of glass, pouring paint in her eye, or falling through a hole in the ice on a frozen lake.
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 The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), The Perez Art Museum (Miami), Pioneer Works (New York), The Faena Arts Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina), The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Spinello Projects (Miami, FL), Luis de Jesus Gallery (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-in-residence at the Lotus House Shelter for women and children in Overtown, Miami. She is represented by Spinello Projects in Miami, FL and affiliated with Luis De Jesus Gallery Los Angeles.
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.nel.