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Elena Bajo

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Madrid, Spain

Birth year

Lives in
new york-berlin

Works in
new york-berlin


Representing galleries

performance, photography, abstract, conceptual, sculpture, landscape, video-art, installation, research, publication, collective mixed-media



Born in Madrid, Spain

Lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin



2005 Central Saint Martins School of Art London UK MA Fine Arts

2006 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Maine US

2002 ESARQ School of Architecture Barcelona Spain MA Architecture

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 (Upcoming) La Femme Radicale or The Point of No Return D+T Project Brussels BE

Elena Bajo OPENING/SOLO OBJECTS D+T Project ARCO Art Fair Madrid Spain

Elena Bajo BCC Brussels Cologne Contemporary Brussels BE

2012 Elena Bajo The Absence of Work Curated by Marlene Rigler PLATFORM3 Munich Germany (c)

Elena Bajo Reconstructing of the Common D+T Project Brussels BE

Elena Bajo The Factory of Forms Manifesta Parallel Genk BE (c)

Elena Bajo The Factory of Forms Jan Van Eyck Academie Maastricht NL (c)

2011 Elena Bajo The Pervasive Element Frieze Art Fair FRAME D+T Project Curated by Cecilia Alemani and Rodrigo Moura London UK (c)

Elena Bajo On Uncertain Terms s/t Center for Contemporary Art and Culture Berlin Germany

2010 Elena Bajo The Object of A Movement D+T Project Brussels BE (c)

Elena Bajo The Moon is a Harsh Mistress The Woodmill London UK (c)

2008 Elena Bajo The Divided Line Museum of the City Puerto Lumbreras Explum Murcia Spain (c)

2007 Elena Bajo The Garden of Dreams Museum of the City Galway Ireland (c)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 (Upcoming) Throw a Rock and see what happens Curated by Juan Canela La Casa Encendida Madrid Spain

The Cosmic Artisan Curated by Bastien Rousseau Siegfried Contemporary London

Petrella's Imports Newstand Project Bowery & Canal New York US

Art Brussels Brussels BE

Can't Hear my Eyes Curated by Niekolaas Lekkrkerk Nogueras Blanchard Madrid

Can't Hear my Eyes Curated by Niekolaas Lekkrkerk N Blanchard Barcelona

Quick Response PRACTICE Philadelphia US

Ma Vie Prochaine Curated by Isabelle Le Normand Ceci N'est Pas Courtesy LA US

Social Sound Curated by Lennard Dost VHDG Blokhuispoort Leeuwarden NL

2012 Who told you so? #2 Truth vs. Organization Onomatope Eindhoven NL

The Absence of Work Performance Program Curated by Burkhard Meltzer Liste 17 Basel CH

2011 Uncommon Places: Reinventing the Everyday Extra City Antwerp / ICI New York US

A Script for a Form PERFORMA 11 Biennial New York US

Aesthetic Anarchy Scaramouche New York US

VESSEL-The Stone House Fringe BAS 7 Plymouth UK

Art in the Parking Space A One Year Long Project LAXART Los Angeles (c) US

- Photomusee de la Danse A Project by Tim Etchells L'Ecole d'Art à Avignon France

Studies for an Exhibition curated Mathieu Copeland The David Roberts Art Foundation London

Berlin: Metrospective 1 Program-Future Gallery Berlin Germany

Love Letters to a Surrogate Stage ll MUHKA Antwerp Belgium

2010 Perform! Now! 2010 Human Resources Gallery Chinatown Los Angeles

Discretion/Determination Curated by Caroline Soyez-Pettithomme La Salle de Bains Lyon

When A Tree Falls in the Forres

Sølyst Skulpturpark Copenhagen (c)

The Horizon Line is Here Curated by Lorenzo Bruni Galleria Umberto di Marino Naples (c)

36 Dramatic Situations Louis V.E.S.P. New York

Done to a Dead End & the Dead or Alive Sale One Hundred and One Nights Rotterdam

Love Letters to a Surrogate Torrance Art Museum LA (c)

2009 Registered White Columns New York

Bread and Roses 101 with Jon Cuyson Sculpture Center New York

EXHIBITION 211 Elizabeth St New York

Haunting the City Le Roy Neiman Gallery Columbia University New York

Unaddressed Circumventions...Gresham’s Ghost New York

Financial District ISCP New York

Off the Streets A Foundation Rochelle School London (c)

The 4th annual Festival TINA B Prague (c)

Dodai Skuc Gallery Curated Cesare Pietroiusti & Brida Lubjiana Slovenia

A New Refutation of Time 179 Canal New York

A New Refutation of Time Freies Museum Berlin

2008 VonJetz Bis Dann Goldrausch 08 Kunstraum Bethanien Berlin (c)

Public Improvisations curated by Luca Cerizza, Anna Daneri Fondazione Ratti Milan (c)

Lost in Your Eyes Le Roy Neiman Gallery Columbia University New York

Bad Moon Rising curated by Jan Van Woensel ISCP New York

Peekskill Project HVCCA Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art New York

2007 Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Moscow

Destino Futuro Arte Madrid 6 curated by Oliva Maria Rubio Royal Botanical Garden Madrid

Vision Request A-Z West Andrea Zittel Los Angeles

Myths Air Garten Berlin

2006 The Space Between curated by Laurie de Chiara Alexandra Saheb Galerie Berlin

Saatchi Gallery The Guardian Gallery London

One Hundred Jeannie Freilich Fine Art New York

2005 Two Continents and Beyond: Waterways Istanbul Biennial Istanbul Turkey

The One NGC 224 New York

Leviathan curated by JJ CharlesWorth Candid Arts London

MFA Degree Show Central Saint Martins School of Art London

2004 Border Conditions East 66 Gallery Amsterdam

Public.Exe curated by Anne Ellegood & Michele Thursz Exit Art New York US

Water, Yoko Ono 1964 curated by Midori Yamamura ISE Cultural Foundation NY US

Grants & Awards

2012 Platform 3 Artist in Residence Munich Germany

23 Studio Time Geoffrey Farmer BANFF Center Artist in Residence Alberta Canada

2011 Accion y Promocion Cultural Ministerio de Cultura Gobierno de Espana s/t Berlin Germany

2010 SEACEX The Woodmill London UK

2008 International Studio and Curatorial Program ISCP New York US

2008 Goldrausch 08 Künstlerinnenprojekt Berlin Germany

Fondazione Antonio Ratti ACVA Yona Friedman Como Milan Italy

2006 Fellowship Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Maine US

Award Saatchi Gallery Art Competition London UK

2005 Scholarship Fundacion Marcelino Botin Gabriel Orozco Taller Villa Iris Santander Spain

Scholarship Domus Academy Venice Biennial O Eliasson Hans U Obrist Venice Italy

2004 Artist Residency Duende Studios Rotterdam NL

PZI Bik Van der Pol Master Project Participant Rotterdam NL

Award Madrid Abierto Public Art ARCO Madrid NL


2013 (Upcoming) The Absence of Work Published by Taube Edition Berlin Germany

La Femme Radicale commissioned by Octavio Zaya Atlantica Arts Journal Spain

2012 The Factory of Forms Published by Onomatopee Eindhoven NL

2011 On Uncertain Terms Artist Book Published by s/t Berlin Germany

The Pervasive Element Artist Book Frieze Frame D+T Project London UK

2010 The Object of A Movement Artist Book D+T Project Brussels Belgium

Me, Myself and I, INPUT Journal Iteration 2 New York US

Shifter 16 Pluripotential New York US

2009 INPUT Journal Iteration 1 New York US

2008 Mousse Magazine , Elena Bajo, Public Improvisations / Yona Friedman, December, Milan

Mo (nu) ments by Luca Cerizza, Goldrausch 08, Berlin Germany

2007 Artseen Journal ‘The Remains of Tomorrow’, Fall issue Zurich Switzerland

Artseen Journal ‘The Broken Deer”, Summer Issue, Florence Italy

2005 Publication 'Gabriel Orozco, Villa Iris' Fundacion Marcelino Botin Santander Spain

Publication 'Looking, Encountering, Staging` published by Revolver Books & PZI Rotterdam

Publication 'Common Grounds' Newspaper Central Saint Martins London UK

Recent Exhibits

Elena Bajo participated in these exhibits:

May, 2015 Spring Exhibitions and Open Studios
Mana Contemporary
Apr, 2014 The Absence of Work
D+T Project Gallery
Mar, 2014 Finissage & Performance | With Entheogenic Intent (Burn the Witch)
18th Street Arts Center
Jan, 2014 With Entheogenic Intent (Burn the Witch) | Conversations
18th Street Arts Center
Jan, 2014 With Entheogenic Intent (Burn the Witch)
18th Street Arts Center
Sep, 2013 Material Conceptualsim - The Comfort of Things
Aanant & Zoo
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