Photo: Oriol Tarridas, Courtesy of CIFO

Emerging Artist Award Recipient


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Elena Damiani is a Peruvian artist born in 1979 in Lima, and currently resides in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her practice explores fractures in time and natural phenomena as signs of an ever-changing land. Her projects suggest recurrent interests towards the brevity of events and the resilience of the Earth -so as to understand the present time, landscape and her position within it-. Her work often draws inspiration from collage techniques and historical architecture books, while the stone and glass in her sculptures recall the environments she studies and refracts. Elena Damiani was nominated by Sharon Lerner.


Photo courtesy of the artist.



A Look Inside:

Born  Peru, 1979

Education  M.F.A. Goldsmith College, University of London. London, England. (2008-2010). | B.F.A. Graduation with Grande Distinction. Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Corriente Alterna. Lima, Peru. (2000-2005). | Bachelors in Architecture. Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, U.P.C. Lima, Peru. (1997-1999).

Awards Grants & Commissions Program Award (Emerging artist). CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami, Florida. (2016). | Americas Society’s Commission for David Rockefeller Atrium. New York, New York. (2014). | Second Prize. 9th French-Peruvian Contest of Video and Electronic Arts. Lima, Peru. (2006). | Production Prize. 2nd Peruvian Contest of Video and Electronic Arts. Lima, Peru. (2004). | Finalist. Phillips Award. Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI). Lima, Peru. (2001).

Selected Exhibitions Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition. CIFO – Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. Miami, Florida. (2016). | Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo. Mexico City, Mexico. (2015). | Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Detroit, Michigan. (2015). | ARCO. Solo Projects. Madrid, Spain. (2014). | ArteBA. U-Turn Project Rooms. Buenos Aires, Argentina. (2013). | Government Art Collection. London, England. (2012). | Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Lima, Peru. (2008). | Escuela de Arte Corriente Alterna. Lima, Peru. (2005). | International Video Art Biennial. Tel Aviv, Israel. (2004)



Installation View:

Umbra Penumbra I & Umbra Penumbra II (2016)
Giclee print on cotton paper
Dimensions variable
Syzygy I (Skywolf) & Syzygy II (after Camargo) (2016)
Travertine, hand carved and polished marble, copper, stainless steel
Dimensions variable