Anna Mészáros is a visual artist, her work moves between fields of sculpture, installation, image-based processes and textual research.
Anna Mészáros’ practice is informed by language, media theory and studies researching different aspects of space and it is shaped by the engagement and interactions with entangled spaces: it concentrates on interrelations and situations that carry traces of different contexts. Her main interest is how different spaces are joint, combined, intertwined, or nested into each other. --- Spaces as actual sites, but also as functionalities, linguistic relationships, or visual constructions. She focuses on image, space, and text relationships along these lines, exploring tendencies of spaces, rooms, or spatial interconnections when implementing images or texts into them.
Her work evolves from the play with the so-created tensions, shifts, and splits, driven by the
questioning of what resides in these. Using different media in her inquiries, the most important themes of her work vary between concepts of language, pictorial representation, materiality, notions of memory, fiction, and absence.
Painting, drawing, prints or photos, the body, found objects, and digital processes often play an important role; as do interactive elements or implied possibilities of interaction or change.
She studied fine arts and sculpture at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Royal College of Art, London and graduated in London and in Berlin as a “Meisterschülerin”. Before concentrating on the arts and material issues, she finished degrees in Philosophy and Sinology at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. She participated in different artist in residence programs (e.g. Standpoint London, Skoki, PL) and received scholarships among others by the Karl Hofer Society and the Stiftung Kunstfonds.