Anastasia Booth works across sculpture, moving image, photography and poetry. Her practice playfully interrogates the portrayal of women’s desire in cultural production and symbolic discourse, with a particular focus on the representation of fetishism. Employing strategies of subversion, abstraction and appropriation, her works draw influence from contemporary subcultures, art history and mythology. By reconstructing these visual codes through the formal and theoretical language of artistic practice, her works speak to the problematic, humorous and often paradoxical relationship between depictions of the feminine and women’s desire and agency.
Anastasia has exhibited nationally, including projects at Screen Space (Melbourne), Boxcopy Contemporary Arts Space (Brisbane), BLINDSIDE Artist-Run Initiative (Melbourne), Australian Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Metro Arts (Brisbane), Inbetweenspaces (Brisbane), Griffith University Art Gallery (Brisbane). Booth has been a finalist for The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, New Media Award (2015), The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition (2015) and the Hatched National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (2012). In 2014 Anastasia commenced a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award.