Elena Bajo

Artist Statement
Elena Bajo is an artist, choreographer and cofounder of the LA collective D’CLUB dedicated to climate action. Her artistic practice weaves both personal and political narratives into materials and movements that generate new compositions. Her multidisciplinary practice engages ideas of nature and the body as a political and social entity questioning its relationship to ecologies of capital. She works both individually and collectively using choreography, sculpture, performance, architecture, life sciences, text and video.

Elena Bajo has an MFA from Central Saint Martins, London, Masters in Genetic Architecture from ESARQ, Barcelona, and a degree in Pharmacology, Complutense University, Madrid. She studied the Laban & Bartenieff Movement at TanzFabrik, Center for Contemporary Dance, Berlin. She was a co-founder of the temporary art project EXHIBITION, 2009, NY. She has taught and lectured at Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art, Berlin; Goldsmith’s College, London; Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, Providence; and Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield among other institutions. She has exhibited and performed internationally: EFA, NY; Movement Research, NY; APA, Brussels; LAMAG, LA; Blue Project Foundation, Barcelona; Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico; Garcia Galeria, Madrid; Kunsthalle Sao Paulo; Stacion, Pristina, Kosovo; Artium Museum of Contemporary Art, Vitoria; 44th Salon Nacional de Artistas, Colombia; Annex14, Zurich; Kai 10 Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf; DRAF, London; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; 3rd Mardin Biennial, Turkey, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Performa Biennial, NY; Sculpture Center, NY; She has been awarded residencies at Skowhegan, Maine; ISCP, NY; Ratti Foundation,Como IT; Goldrausch Berlin, DE. She received a New York Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency grant award in 2019; the Audemars Piguet award, ArcoMadrid 2017; the Botin Foundation International Visual Arts Grant award 2018. She has recently released an artist monograph Critical Lexicon of Contemporary Art 2019.