Installation view "Elena Damiani – All the World's Futures", 56th Venice Biennale, Central Pavilion, Venice 2015
Elena Damiani was born in 1979 in Lima, Peru. She studied Architecture at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas and subsequently transferred to the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Corriente Alterna where she graduated in Fine Arts in 2005. In 2010 she received her Masters in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Her work has been exhibited at the Dhaka Art Summit (2020), DePaul Art Museum (2020), MOCO Montpellier Contemporain (2020), Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisboa (2019), la Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Roma (2019), Skissernas Museum (Lund, 2017), Chrysler Museum of Art (2017), Gwangju Biennale (2016), Bienal de Cuenca (2016), IV Poly/Graphic Triennial San Juan (2015), Vienna Biennale (2015), Venice Biennale (2015), Museo Amparo (2016), MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (2015), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (2015), MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2015), BIM Bienal de la Imagen y Movimiento (2014), Museo Tamayo (2013), MAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (2013), Government Art Collection (2012), Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia (2009), MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (2007), IVAM Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (2007), Kunstmuseum Bonn (2006). She has had solo shows in London, Lima, Mexico City, Madrid, Brussels and Paris.
Work by the artist is included in international collections, including the MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, MALI Museo de Arte de Lima, GNAM Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Museo Tamayo, Kadist Art Foundation, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Schoepflin Foundation, and FOLA Fototeca Latinoamericana. She currently lives and works in Lima.
Samples 1-8, 2016, series of 8 digital prints, 86 x 120 cm each
Samples 1-8, 2016, detail
Prominences, 2016, digital prints on silk chiffon, stainless steel, black mat paint on wall, series of 6 prints, each 67 x 61 cm
Dust tail, 2016, Digital print on silk chiffon, steel, overall dimensions installed 160 x 220 x 81 cm
Brighter than the moon, 2016, single channel video projection with sound
Fading field N.11, 2016, Digital print on silk chiffon, wood structure, black matte paint on wall, 190 x 133 x 40 cm
Rude Rocks N7, 2016, hand-carved and polished travertine, resin, onyx, copper, stainless steel, steel base, 116 x 130 x 65 cm
Rude Rocks N7, 2016, detail
N.1-N.6, 2016, series of 6 pencil drawings on cotton paper, each 35.5 x 51 cm, framed 37 x 52.5 cm
N.6, 2016, pencil drawing on cotton paper, 35.5 x 51 cm, framed 37 x 52.5 cm, detail
Installation view "Elena Damiani – Sediments: An Assemblage of Remains", MUAC, Mexico City 2015
Lost time, 2015, hand-carved and polished travertine, onyx, resin, steel, 297 x 200 x 8.5 cm