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 IV Poly/Graphic Triennial San Juan, Vienna Biennale, Venice Biennale, MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Moscow, MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (all 2015), Americas Society in New York, BIM Bienal de la Imagen y Movimiento in Buenos Aires (both 2014), Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Lima (all 2013), Government Art Collection in London (2012), Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia (2009), MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, IVAM Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno in Valencia (both 2007), Kunstmuseum (Bonn, 2006). She has had solo shows in London, Lima, Mexico City, Madrid, Brussels and Paris.
She was awarded the Americas Society commission for a permanent site-specific installation at theDavid Rockefeller Atrium in New York (2014), the Special Mention to Video Creation at the International Festival of Digital Arts and Cultures of Gran Canaria (2006), 2nd Prize at the French-Peruvian Contest for Visual Arts Pasaporte para un Artista (2006), the Gold and Silver at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Corriente Alterna (2005), the Production Prize in the 2nd Peruvian Contest Video and Electronic Arts (2004). She currently lives and works in Copenhagen.
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