Anetta Mona Chisa n. 1975

Anetta Mona Chisa’s artistic practice usually takes place under the form of dialogues and collaborative working, dealing with the discontinuities and transformation of the Eastern-European socio-political context. The artist is less focused on the direct outcomes of the historical events, and more attuned to the idea of shifting systems of reference, of the necessity of change and adaptive reasoning to a world whose boundaries are more and more constrained to an idea of the market, of capitalist axioms and an almost mystical digitalization.

Anetta Mona Chisa lives and works in Prague. Between the years 1994 and 2000, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. In 2006, together with Lucia Tkáčová she was the Oskár Čepan Award laureate and in 2011 she exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennial in the acclaimed show Performing History (with Lucia Tkacova and Ion Grigorescu).

Calcium is love, politics, economy and ecology. Then we see calcium hacked by lime, plaster, pigments, marble and transmuted into art. (…) Calcium seems out of time, out of place, out if this world, out of shape, out of shell, out of mind. (Anetta Mona Chisa)

From the atomic (”Tell me, dust, about your complicated matter” video work) to the galactic and back, Anetta Mona Chișa’s conceptualism proposes the interiorization of matter and the cosmicization of the body that bring to mind the beauty of Robert Smithson’s iconic text ”A sedimentation of the mind: Earth Projects” from 1968 and imagines a dynamic scenography of the chemical elements in the atmosphere of a flawless exhibition. (Adriana Oprea, The Inside Matter on BLOK Magazine)

Calcium is steel and concrete, architecture and agriculture; it is disease and it is cure, it is poison and antidote. →