Elana Katz is a conceptual artist working primarily in the medium of performance art. Katz’s work confronts cultural conventions, critically examines the complexity that lies within contradictions, and thus aims to create an experience of unlearning the assumed. Her grants have included the DAAD Graduate Studies Grant for Germany (2010), Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art (2011), and her ongoing work concerning historical erausre Spaced Memory (2011-present), in which she works in Romania, Moldova, and the region of former Yugoslavia, has been realized in cooperation with the Goethe Institute of Bucharest, Goethe Centers of Cluj and Iasi, the U.S. Embassy of Kosovo, and Embassies of Israel in both Serbia and Romania. Katz has exhibited/ performed at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium (2011), Diehl CUBE Berlin (2013), P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York (2013), Stacion Center for Contemporary Art, Pristina (2014), Kunstwechsel, Aachen (2015), and DNA Berlin (2015). She studied in New York at the Parsons School of Design and earned a Meisterschülerin title from the Berlin University of the Arts (Class of Katharina Sieverding). Katz has been based in Berlin since 2008.
ROCKELMANN & Elana Katz
September 09 – November 12, 2016 – TRIPTYCH