Elena Damiani studied Architecture at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas and subsequently transferred to the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Corriente Alterna where she graduated in Fine Arts in 2005. In 2010 she received her Masters in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Elena Damiani creates installations, objects, and works on paper that focus on the politics of space and memory. Partially trained as an architect, Damiani frequently portrays landscapes and buildings, marking them as sites of loneliness and desolation. She often draws on collage techniques and historical architecture books for inspiration, and the stone and glass in her sculptures recall the environments she studies and refracts. Her work raises questions about legacy and place in relation to monuments and the built environment. Damiani recently won a commission to create an installation in the David Rockefeller Atrium in New York City.


Elena Damiani. Courtesy of Americas Society
Elena Damiani
Lima, 1979

Past Exhibitions

Elena Damiani: Flow Structures

Francesca Minini
16/11/2016 — 16/01/2017

Liquid Sensibilities: 2016 Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation – CIFO
08/09/2016 — 30/10/2016

Elena Damiani: Sediments, an assemblage of remains

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo – MUAC
05/09/2015 — 07/02/2016

Solo Shows

Testigos; Un Catalogo de Fragmentos Sediments; An Assemblage of Remains. Museo Amparo, Puebla. In collaboration with MUAC. Puebla, Mexico

Sediments: an assemblage of remains, MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City

Excavaciones, Solo Projects ARCO, Madrid

All The Pieces Back Together, Damiani & Dannert, curated by Niekolaas Lekkerkerk, Selma Feriani, London

La Chambre, Baelen and Damiani, Elaine Levy Project, Brussels

La Historia Se Descompone En Imagenes No En Historias, Revolver Galeria, Lima

Group Shows

Ocho Ensayos de Aproximación a la Realidad Peruana. Contemporary Photography. FOLA Fototeca Latinoamericana. Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Juan Triennial. Displaced Images / Images in Space. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Was it a car or a cat I saw, curated by Vladimir Vidmar, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana
4th Poly-Graphic Triennial de San Juan, America Latina y el Caribe, Displaced Images/Images in Space, curated by Gerardo Mosquera, Alexia Tala, Vanessa Hernandez, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ocho ensayos de aproximación a la realidad peruana, FOLA Fototeca Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires
United States of Latin America, curated by Jens Hoffmann and Pablo León de la Barra, MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
The Devil is in the details, curated by Jesus Fuenmayor, KaBe Contemporary, Miami
In and In Between Geographies, curated by Emiliano Valdés, MAMM Museo Arte Moderno de Medellin, Medellin
Project 35: The Last Act, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Future Light: Escaping Transparency, curated by Maria Lind, Vienna Biennale, MAK Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
56 Venice Biennale, All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor, Venice
Theorem, You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself, curated by Octavio Zaya, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey
Akakor, curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli and Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes, Baro Galeria, Sao Paulo
Building Imaginary Bridges Across Hard Ground, curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, Marker 2015, Dubai
Siempre el Horizonte, curated by Iciar Sagarminaga, Galería Max Estrella, Madrid
Branco e Preto, curated by de João Azinheiro, Baro Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil

BIM Bienal de la Imagen y Movimiento, Video arte peruano del ultimo quinquenio, una mirada desde las artes visuales, curated by Jose-Carlos Mariategui, Alianza Francesa, Buenos Aires
Spatial Acts: Americas Society Commissions Art, curated by Gabriela Rangel, Americas Society, New York
Arte para +arte, Fundación FLORA ars+natura, Cámara de Comercio sede de Chapinero, Bogota
A Journey to Avebury, KARST, Plymouth
Concreto/Concreto, Solo Projects ArtRio, curated by Julieta Gonzalez & Pablo Leon de la Barra, Rio de Janeiro
Image Chain Project, curated by Thom O’Nions & Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, The Mews, London
Idea of Fracture – Opinione Latina 2, curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Francesca Minini, Milan
Revolver Cajamarca, Revolver Galeria, Lima
Livre Imagine – Dans Cinquante Ans D’ici, curated by Niekolaas Lekkerkerk, Les Territoires, Montreal

Laboratorium, ArtBO Projects Rooms, curated by Jose Roca, Bogota
9th Bienal do Mercosul, Weather Permitting, curated by Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, Porto Alegre
Project 35 Volume 2, ICI Independent Curators International, touring exhibition, Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario; VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Virginia; Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart; Fresh Milk, St George; NLS, Kingston; Alice Yard, Port of Spain; Zoma Contemporary Art Centre, Addis Ababa; Centro de Fotografia, Montevideo; Readytex Art Gallery, Paramaribo; Platform 3, Bandung; DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Michigan; Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design, Jaffna
Videoarte 01- Reopening the blackbox of technology, MAC Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima
U-Turn Project Rooms, ArteBA, curated by Abaseh Mirvali, Buenos Aires
Materia Prima, curated by Maria del Carmen Carrion, CAC Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Quito
Ciclorama, curated by Andrea Torreblanca, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Video Arte Peruano Contemporáneo, curated by Jose-Carlos Mariategui, MAC Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima
Bajo el Sol de la Muerte, Espacio Minimo, Madrid

How to Solve Problems In The Office, Trade Gallery, Nottingham
ICI Project 35 Volume 2, SH Contemporary, Shanghai
The Unethical Anthropologist, curated by Erica Shiozaki, Fold Gallery, London
Accidental Purpose, QUAD, Derby
Culturas en transito. Panoramica del Videoarte en Peru, CCE, Santiago and Montevideo
Sleeping Upright presents Reception Area, Nottingham
Dias negros, Revolver Galeria, Lima
In Forward Reverse, Schwartz Gallery, London
Reading Complex Act IV: Sans Titre, curated by K. Serrano & N. Lekkerkerk, Government Art Collection, London
Revolver Galeria, Nueveochenta Arte Contemporaneo, Bogota
BCC Contemporaries Cologne. Cologne
Back to the future, Breese Little Gallery, London
P’s Correspondence, curated by Thom O’Nions & Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, Selma Feriani Gallery, London
Inside the Whale, curated by Matteo Pollini, FaMa Gallery, Verona

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Lima Country of birth: Peru Date of birth: 1979 Lives in: London and Lima
W: Elena Damiani M: elenadamiani@gmail.com