Ailsa Anastatia (1978)
In her works she reflects on the human species and its relation with its surrounding space. She examines these in regard to land(scapes), architecture, the spaces we live in and recently she explores socio-political “spaces” . She incorporates spirituality, memories, and cultural heritage into her visual narratives. Her choice of techniques and materials are a personal medium in the fulfillment of her often conceptual concepts.
Ailsa Anastatia began her studies at the Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, Tilburg, and later continued her studies in Amsterdam, at the Amsterdam University of the Arts.
Apart from her own practice she is an art educator and member of the board of Instituto Buena Bista (IBB). IBB is the center for contemporary art in Curaçao providing creative youth with a two year creative and/or artistic preparatory course and a residency spot for international artists.
She participated in local and international group exhibitions, and is working on her second Solo exhibition. Her work has been displayed for international audiences through residencies (CBK Zuid-oost), exhibitions (Open Stal) as well as publiciations (Entangled species by Sasha Dees).
During her participation in Atlantic World Art Fair (AWAF) 2022 Anastatia has been selected “Curator's Choice” by curators Rosie Gordon-Wallace and Albertine Kopp.