Location: London, New York, Berlin/United Kingdom
Activism, Architecture, Conceptual, Drawing, Film, Installation, Intervention, Mixed Media, Other, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Project Organizing, Sculpture, Sound, Textile, Video
Elena Bajo's concept-generated practice is concerned with the social and political dimensions of everyday spaces, the strategies to conceptualize resistance, the poetics of ideologies, and the relationship between temporalities and subjectivities. She works individually and collectively across installation, sculpture, painting, performance, participatory events, film, text and writing. She uses exhibition spaces as studios or laboratories, where an experimental, itinerant, sitespecific performed sculpture unfolds, improvised actions and choreographed movements. Having as a point of departure art production processes, working with places as they are given to her and limited by the materials available around them, she rearranges these found elements into a new composition, juxtaposing the identities of prefigured social and political spaces and dimensions, creating a sometimes cryptic but always revealing new code of signifiers. A restaging of a space and time, of the past, into future events that uses chance, contingency and ambiguity of the moment
She has recently participated in projects at Human Resources PERFORM! NOW! Festival in LA, La Salle de Bains, Lyon; Solyst Skulpturen Park, Copenhagen; Galleria Umberto di Marino, Naples; The Woodmill London; White Columns, New York (2009); Prague Festival, Prague (2009); Sculpture Center, LIC (2009); ISCP, New York (2009); Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2008). She was co-editor of issue 2, INPUT Journal and was one of the founders of the temporary art project EXHIBITION, New York (2009). Bajo holds an MFA from Central Saint Martins School of Art in London and a MA in Architecture from ESARQ, Barcelona. In 2006 she was granted a Fellowship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine and she has participated in several residencies, Antonio Ratti Fondazione, Millan; ISCP, NY; Goldrausch 08, Berlin.