Elisa Artesero is a UK-based contemporary visual artist creating light and text artworks within different environments at a range of scales. She has exhibited across the UK, Iceland, France, Montenegro and the Faroe Islands creating both temporary and permanent artworks in the public realm.

Born: 1984, Sheffield, UK. Lives and works in Manchester, UK
Education: First Class BA (Honours) in Interactive Arts, Manchester School of Art 2010 – 2013        2.1 BA (Honours) in English, Exeter University 2002 – 2005

Key Achievements include: Darc Awards Shortlist 2023; Aesthetica Art Prize long-list 2023; Sculpture in the City 2019-23 exhibiting artist; ‘Away with the Faeries’ permanent artwork in Perth, Scotland 2023; permanent outdoor art scheme ‘Between the Sun and the Moon’ in Oxford, 2022, awarded by the Oxford Preservation Trust in 2023; ‘The Garden of Floating Words’ purchased for permanent display 70 St Mary Axe in central London 2021; 40 under 40 Lighting Award winner 2021, mountainside projection ‘Tonight We Dream’ in Iceland 2017; solo exhibition ‘Building Text’ at Broadgate London 2018; large-scale DREAMERS installation for Lumiere Durham Festival 2015, immersive installation ‘Light Holds Me Here’ in Manchester 2014.

Artesero is currently working on major commissions for large-scale public realm artworks, including for a new development in East Croydon, UK, due to open early 2024. She continues to create light and text art for permanent and temporary installations in the public realm across the UK and internationally.



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