Anastasia Pindera is a visual artist whose goal is to create understandable and fundamentally empowering work that speaks with a feminist voice, and has capacity to inspire critical dialogue. She chooses to focus in jewellery and metalsmithing because she believes the common understanding or function of an object and/or its relationship to the body allows her to create conceptual art that is accessible.
Pindera obtained her BFA, Interdisciplinary from NSCAD University in 2018, receiving various awards including: Arthur Lismer Award for Academic Excellence; L.A. Pai Gallery: annual National Student Jewellery Competition (finalist); NSCAD Starfish Awards (Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing finalist).
Her politically-focused art practice leads her to international exhibitions and inspires a diverse range of projects from curatorial to immersive exhibitions and as a vendor at craft shows to instructor of workshops.
In 2019, Pindera completed a site-specific urban invention titled, 'Reconstruccion’ (in collaboration with survivors of domestic abuse) at the Artistic Residence of Training and Production in Urban Mosaic in Argentina. She continues to travel and research in South America — in search of further inspiration, her next project and a deeper understanding of the world.