Elisa Artesero uses light and text in spatial environments to address themes of transience, the nature of happiness and hope. She has exhibited in 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: 40under40 Lighting Award Winner 2021; Curator Choice for Fine Art awarded by Tim Marlow; projecting ‘Tonight We Dream’ onto the side of a mountain in Iceland; solo exhibition ‘Building Text’ at Broadgate London; large-scale DREAMERS installation for Lumiere Durham Festival; Sculpture in the City 2019-22 exhibiting artist; purchase of ‘The Garden of Floating Words’ for permanent exhibition outside 70 St Mary Axe in central London; and lead artist for a permanent outdoor art scheme in Oxford opening in early 2022.
Artesero continues to create light and text art for permanent and temporary installations in the public realm across the UK and internationally.