Cristina Elias

1978, São Paulo, Brasil

Artist

Her work sets its focus on building “bridges” between different artistic codes.

In 2011, she presented at the Radial System (Berlin) the performance/live installation “Here and There [or Somewhere Inbetween]”. In 2012, she did the movement direction of the performances included in the audiovisual project “I/O - Io è un Altro” by César Meneghetti, exhibited at the 55 Biennale di Venezia (2013).

In 2013, she was awarded the prize “FUNARTE - Women in Visual Arts” (Brazil) for the performance “Phonetic Fragments of one (Self)”, which has already been performed in Germany (Plataforma Berlin Festival 2013, Frankfurt Bookfair 2013, Theaterhaus Mitte, 2013 and Uferstudios Berlin - ada studio, 2015) and in Sao Paulo (Museum of Image and Sound – MIS, 2014 and MAM – Museum of Modern Art, 2014, Museum Guilherme de Almeida – Transfusão Festival, 2015). In 2014, she initiated the on-going project “One Minute Diary”, whose first video-chapter was originally exhibited at www. arshake.com (Italy) and following pieces at the performance festival “VERBO 2015” (Vermelho gallery – São Paulo). In December 2015, she performed at the MAXXI, Roma (Italy) the performance “PER-FORMARSI: L’AZIONE COME FORMA DI PERCEZIONE”, from which her individual work VER (SEE) developed.

In 2011, she participated in the creation of the opera “Matsukaze”, by “Sasha Walz and Guests” dance Company and from 2012, she has been collaborating with the artist Tetsuro Fukuhara (Tokyo, Japan) in his itinerant performances “Space Dance”. She concluded a Masters in Movement Studies at the “Central School of Speech and Drama” (University of London, UK) and is currently doing her PhD at the Faculty of Arts and Design of the Anhembi-Morumbi University (São Paulo), researching how, from the 1960’s, performance and the body have been being and can be exhibited in spaces of museums and galleries.

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