Encounters, Lecture, Visiting Artist

Tracking the Traffic
In Transit #2


Tracking the Traffic studies the history of trafficking women, as part of the history of migration, during the 19th and 20th centuries. With a look that emphasizes the destiny of women, their traces within a community that reacted strongly against human trafficking, Renner will address the activity of criminal organizations such as the Zwi Migdal. It seeks to recognize how much of this history remains and to what extent it can be expressed through artistic language.

This interdisciplinary project between art and history was developed during an eight-month research trip during 2012-2013 with a grant from the German Exchange Services (DAAD). The meeting also presented the results of the workshops held at the University of Arts in Bremen, Germany, in which students were encouraged to work on spaces for dialogue beyond their academic disciplines, investigating new possibilities to visualize history.

Renner believes that all we need are stories to fill in the gaps that no book will ever tell us, following Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s concept of “the unthinkable story”. She approaches this central idea through multimedia installations in which photography, performance, video and audio are intertwined, while the audience is entangled in an intimate dialogue with the artist.

Lecture Rastreando la Trata / Tracking the traffic from the conceptual artist Elianna Renner (Switzerland / Germany) within the series of encounters In transit*.
* In transit is a series of encounters that open the discussion around the mobility of artists, artistic residencies, global research projects and the importance of interdisciplinarity in contemporary art.

Elianna renner
1977 | Switzerland
Lives in Bremen, Germany

2005 | Summa Cum Laude Graduate in Fine Arts, University of Arts, Bremen, Germany

2014 | mind the gap, alpha nova-kulturwerkstatt & galerie future, Berlin, Germany
2014 | 15th International Short Film Festival, Izmir, Turkey
2013 | Bobe Mayses, Städtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany
2012 | Solomon & Co, Performance festival, Gedok, 7. Kunstfrühling Bremen, Germany
2010 | Correspondence, Goethe Institut Riga, Latvia
2008 | EMAF – European Media Art Festival, Media-Campus, Osnabrück, Germany

2012 | Dr. Theobald Simon Award, GEDOK, German Women’s Artist Association
2010 | 33th Award for Fine Arts, Municipal Gallery, Bremen (Germany)

2015 | Artist in Residence, ´ace Foundation for Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires
2014 | Production of Works Grant, Filmbüro Bremen, Germany
2013 | Lecture tour, DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn (Germany)

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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