Elena Damian

Born in Lima, Peru in 1979. Lives and works in Lima, Peru.

Through a variety of media, Elena Damiani reinterprets documented geology, archaeology andcartography, once rationalized by the sciences, presenting natural elements and processes asincomplete and ambiguous spaces where multiple times and topographies merge.

The artist collects found materials that have an embedded narrative, such as books, photographs,video footage and public records. These materials are deconstructed and stripped from theirinitial context and recomposed into works that point out the manipulability of cultural items andinformation. Oscillating from the past to the present, from science to narrative, from the factualto the invented and from the personal to the collective, Damiani’s work field is placed into a subtlemobile line that allows the creation of territorial poetics.

She earned an Architectural degree from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas UPC Lima,Peru, and went on to study Fine Art at Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Corriente Alterna, in 2005.Damiani received an MA in Fine Art Practice from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.

Damiani’s work has recently been exhibited at international institutions and biennials, includingDhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh / MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico / Gwangji Biennale, South Korea/ Venice Biennale, Italy / Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico / Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden/ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA / Garage Museum of Contemporary Art,Moscow, Russia.

Damiani‘s work forms part of many prestigious art collections including MoMA The Museum ofModern Art, New York, U.S.A. / Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, U.S.A. and Paris, France /The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation, Madrid, Spain / PAMM Perez Art Museum, Miami.U.S.A / The Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, Tunisia.