Elana Katz - Body of Work
Performance & Talk
A solo performance that deals with social perception of paradoxical practices of hurting and healing on the body, as well as contemplates the value of physical pain in the medium of performance art. Katz's corresponding artist talk focuses on works oriented toward the topics of violence, trauma, historical/ emotional landscape, and the body.
Elana Katz is a Berlin-based conceptual artist working primarily in the medium of performance art. Her work contemplates cultural conventions, examines the complexity that lies within contradictions, and thus aims to create an experience of unlearning the assumed. Katz's ongoing work concerning memory culture in the Balkans, Spaced Memory, has been realized in Romania cooperation with the Goethe Institute of Bucharest in 2014 and 2015. She studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York, earned a Meisterschulerin title from the University of Arts Berlin, and has exhibited/ performed the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium (2011), Diehl CUBE Berlin (2013), P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York (2013), Gallery 12HUB, Belgrade (2014), Kunstwechsel, Aachen (2015), and DNA Berlin (2015).
Curators: Olivia Nitis & Ciprian Ciuclea
Event organized within the 2nd edition of X PLATFORM PROJECT
Location: W.A.S.P, Bucharest