Swiss artist Elianna Renner works with the intersections among biography, fiction and history. Her multimedia approach circles around performance and audio-visual installation, which are sometimes combined with film and photography. The core theme of her work revolved around memory, the archive and the recovery of histories. Elianna Renner likes telling stories that are linked to everyday life and contain biographical elements. This technique creates moments that are shifting between objectivity and subjectivity – humorous and thought provoking at the same time.
In her recent projects, she questioned historical narratives and their inherent areas of omission – always striving to uncover the power structures behind these “untold” or “incommunicable” histories. Following Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s concept of “unthinkable history”, Renner believes that we all need stories to fill in the gaps books will never teach us.
Taking a subjective stance on history, she reinvents moments that seem to be taken out of reality, only to slightly bend them into fiction. She approaches this central idea through multimedia installations where photography, performance, video and audio-tracks intertwine, whilst enmeshing the audience in an intimate dialogue with the artist.
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1977 | Switzerland.
Lives and works in Bremen, Germany.
2005 | Graduated Summa Cum Laude 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 | 33. Award for Fine Arts, Municipal Gallery. Bremen, Germany.
2015 | Artist in Residence, Fundación ’ace for Contemporary Art. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014 | Production of Works Grant, Filmbüro. Bremen, Germany.
2013 | Lecture tour, DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service. Bonn, Germany.
2012 | Postgraduate Artist Grant, DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn, Germany.
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