Elena Bellantoni (1975) lives and works between Berlin and Italy. After graduating in Contemporary Art at La Sapienza University in Rome, she studied in Paris and London, where in 2007 she received an MA in Visual Art at WCA University of Arts London. Deepens the dance-theater and the performing arts, her research focuses on the concepts of identity and otherness through relational dynamics that use the language and the body. In 2007 she constitutes Platform Translation Group, in 2008 she co-founded 91mQ art project space Berlin, and in 2015 she creates Wunderbar cultral Project. Among the solo shows: 2016 Hale Yella goodbye/adios Viamoroni Spazioarte Bergamo; 2015 Lucciole Alviani Space, Pescara; 2014 Passo a Due, Careof DOCVA, Milan; Dunque siamo, Foundation Filiberto Menna to Archaeological Museum of Salerno. Among the group shows, 2016: Beyond Borders. Transnational Italy to British School at Rome; The picutre Club, American Academy in Rome, Al-Tiba9 Algiers Bardo National Museum, Algeria; 2015: Parole Passeggere, MAXXI leaves MAXXI, at Roma Ostiense Railwail Station, with the work of Francys Alys; Masterpieces from the Farnesina Collection. An Italian art look from the fifties to the present day, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia. Among the residencies, 2016: Soma Residency Mexico City, Mexico; 2014: Careof Residency Program DOCVA Milan, Italy. 2017: Special Prime Ars Nova 100, Winner, Premio Art e Laguna, Beijing 2014: Finalist, Talent Prize, Repubblica.it prize. 2013 first prize FestArte / Factory for the contest I colori del Mondo, Museo Macro. 2012: NGBK prize – Neu Gesllschaft für Bildende Kunst -project In Other Words, realized at Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien and NGBK Berlin. 2010 participates at Italiens – junge Kunst project in der Botschaf, Italian Embassy, Berlin. In 2009 she won Movin’up G.A.I for a project in Santiago del Cile. In 2008 she won a residency with the artist Francis Aly at 98weeks project space in Beirut. In 2014 her works was purchased by Farnesina Collection, Minister of Foreign Affair, Rome. She is currently professor of Body Phenomenology at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In 2018 with On the Breadline she is among the winning artists of the IV edition of Italian Council. Her project Ho annegato il Mare is selected in the Collateral Events section at Manifesta 12. In 2014 she entered in the collection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, La Farnesina, with the video and the photografic series The Fox and the Wolf: Struggle for Power.
Image: Elena Bellantoni, Halla Yella Elena e Cristina Calderon, still-video, 2013. Courtesy the artist
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