Elisa CALDANA (Elisa Caldana & Aki Nagasaka)

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Elisa CALDANA (Elisa Caldana & Aki Nagasaka)


Graduated from Fine Arts, Städelschule, in 2013.

Recent 5 main activities (personal exhibitions, group exhibitions, concerts) are
- "That's IT", group, MAMbo Museum, Bologna, 2018
-"Topography of Terror (19.12.2016)", two-person exhibition, ar/ge kunst kunstverein, Bolzano, 2017
-"Step by Step", group, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin, 2016
-"say my name, say my name", group, Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt am Main, 2013
-"When in Rome", group, Malta Contemporary Art, Valletta, 2011

Other activities (including awards received) are
-2014 Hessische Kulturstiftung Atelier Grant (managed by Acme Studios), London, UK
-2013 Städelschule Portikus e.V., Frankfurt am Main, DE
-2012 Movin' Up, Giovani Artisti Italiani, IT

Elisa Caldana is an Italian artist currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Working primarily with sculpture, installation, film, performance, and writing, she researches on the relationship between the political and the imaginative, through a practice of accumulation, manipulation, and reproduction of found objects and stories.

About works / performance

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Non-relational objects (series), 2010-ongoing, Installation, Mixed media, dimensions variable, Photo: "Nameless Monument" Courtesy of the artist

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Topography of Terror (19.12.2016) 2017, CGI Film, Full HD, Color/Surround sound, 31 min. Narrator: Khalid Abdalla,
© Elisa Caldana and Diego Tonus
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The Island Behind The Horizon, 2015, HD video, color/sounds, projected 11 min. 19 sec., looped,
Courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

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In Another Country, 2013-2016, Performance, Documentation of the performance at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

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RINGE, 2013, Nordic gold, steel, wood, jewellery display box, Box: 23 x 16,5 x 2,5 cm; rings: dimensions variable
© Studio Elisa Caldana

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Untitled, 2009, Twenty-day performance, Photo: "Shampoo" Photographic documentation of the performance
© Studio Elisa Caldana