Appearing at Semi Permanent Auckland 2020
Anita Fontaine is a speculative future artist who blurs the virtual and physical with a flexible hyper real tactility. She is also the founder of wellness concept and future social space The Enlightenment Club. Last year she was voted one of Adweek’s most fascinating creatives and was one of 50 Creative Leaders to watch in 2018’s Creative Review. She has spoken at SXSW, OFFF, Nicer Tuesdays and FrameLab and been featured on Nowness, Dazed Digital and It's Nice That.
Her visionary perspective has materialised future labs, VR experiences and immersive installations, games and films, and led to collaborations with Google, Louis Vuitton and The Tate Modern. Most recently she co-founded The Department of New Realities - a future forward creative unit in collaboration with Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam.
She continues to alternate her technical approach like a chameleon for the new age. Concerned with expanding eco-anxiety she’s now focusing her inventiveness on untangling the collective hive mind. Through the synergises of creativity and innovation her hope is to positively influence the future’s landscape, benefiting the environment and reducing the suffering for all.