Testigos IV, 2022, hand-carved and polished Crater Fantasia travertine, stainless steel, 91 x 133.5 x 5.5 cm

Elena Damiani

Berlin, November 17, 2023 - January 06, 2024

Elena Damiani was born in 1979 in Lima, Peru, where she currently lives and works.

Damiani has participated in multiple international biennales, including the Seoul Mediacity Biennial (2023), Cuenca Biennial (2018, 2016), Gwangju Biennale (2016), the Venice Biennale, Vienna Biennale and IV Poly/Graphic Triennial (all 2015). Solo exhibitions include Americas Society New York, USA (permanent installation, 2022), MAC, Lima (2022), Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA (2017), Museo Amparo, Puebla (2016), MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2015)

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Damiani has participated in group exhibitions at venues such as MoMA, New York, USA (2023), Museo de Arte Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico, and PIVO, São Paulo, Brazil (both 2022); CIAC The Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection, Mexico City, Mexico, and DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, USA (both 2020); San Jose Museum of Art, California, USA, and Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (both 2019); Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and Harn Museum of Art, Gainsville, Florida, USA (both 2018); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow and MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (both 2015); BIM Bienal de la Imagen y Movimiento, Buenos Aires (2014), Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, MAC Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Lima (both 2013); Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Valencia (2009), MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires and IVAM Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia (both 2007), and Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn (2006).

She was awarded the Grants & Commissions Program, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation CIFO, Miami, USA (2016) and the commission for the David Rockefeller Atrium, Americas Society, New York (2014).

Her work is represented in the collections of 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.