b. 1980, Miami
Antonia Wright (b. 1980, Miami, FL.) explores the various politics and comic facets of human experience through a multifarious practice combining video, performance, photography, poetry, and perception. 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 extensively in U.S and abroad and has been awarded artists residencies both nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Spinello Projects (Miami, FL) Luis de Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Ping Pong (Basel, Switzerland), The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (FL), Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Miami, FL), The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse (Miami, FL), The Tampa Museum of Art (Tampa, FL), The Cisneros-Fontanals Foundation (CIFO) (Miami, FL) Aeroplastics (Brussels, Belgium), The National Gallery of Art (Nassau, Bahamas). Wright’s work has been presented in publications including Artforum’s Critics’ Picks, Art In America, New York Magazine, Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Art Newspaper and The Sun-Sentinel.