HELGA ELSNER TORRES
(Peru, 1989)

 

Visual artist. She lives and works between Peru and Berlin.

 

Since 2009, continuous artistic practice: exhibitions, art projects in Brazil, Germany, Mexico, Austria, Peru and USA.

She graduated in Painting and Visual Arts (BA) at the Universidad Católica del Perú and at the Institute for Art in Context (MA) at the Berlin University of the Arts. Helga develops social art projects in Lima and the Amazon rainforest, as well as in Germany in connection with associations, projects, schools, museums and with other artists.

Resume/ Portfolio 10 pages (Deutsch)

 

EDUCATION

 

2016- 2020

Universität der Künste Berlin

Master "Kunst im Kontext"

2016

Universität Bielefeld

Master "Interamerikanische Studien"

 

2015

Guest auditor at Universität der Künste Berlin

Master "Kunst im Kontext"

 

2014
Berlin Career College Universität der Künste, Berlin

 

2008-2013
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH MAJOR IN PAINTING
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 

“Wo kommst du (wirklich) her?”. KulturmarktHalle e.V. Berlin, Germany

2017

“Mein Weg bis hierher”. Universität der Künste Berlin

2014

“En las Nubes” Arábica Galery. Lima, Peru

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2019

"Arte de Mujer. El Despertar del Cuerpo". Embassy of Peru, Berlin.

2017

"Land(e)scape" in HBK Galerie, Saarbrücken

 

2016

Performance “El Puma Negro”, Krumme Lanke, Berlin.

Performance “Cuninico”. Petroperú. Lima, Peru.

“Peruvian Painting Salon”. Latino Art Museum, California, USA

Festival 48-Stunden-Neukölln (with Survival International NGO). Berlin

“Peruvian Contemporary Painting” Agua Fuerte Galerie. Mexico DF.

“The Wrong” Digital Art Biennale. Lima.

“Female Painters”. Cultural Center of “San Marcos” University. Lima, Perú.

“Visionen mit Luft und Licht”. Collaboration with a Videofilm in Tomás Saracenos  Exhibition. 21er Haus Museum, Vienna, Austria.

 

2014

Aerosolar Museum. Collaboration

“DEVELOPMENT & CLIMATE DAYS” United Nations Climate Change Conference. 20th Session. Lima.

Exhibition “Art”

Lima Cricket & Football Club. Lima, Peru.

2013- 2008

Exhibition of the Faculty of Arts. Catholic University. Lima, Perú

2012

“Universo Denso” Exhibition. Lima, Peru.

2011

“GRABADO: ESPACIOS LIBERADOS”

ICPNA Galerie (Peruvian-Northamerican Culture Institut), Lima

“GRAVURA: ESPAÇOS LIBERADOS” Museum Olho. Latino. Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS

2019

“Critical research on the collectors of the Peruvian collection in Humboldt Forum” during transmediale. Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

“Kultureller Austausch und Heimat – Was Künste zu Identitäten beitragen.“ Berliner Akademie e.V.

“Mein Weg bis hierher“. Bettina-von-Arnim Bibliothek.

“Mein Weg bis hierher“. Stadtteilbibliothek Buch.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2018

“Mein Weg bis hierher”, Editorial Universität der Künste Berlin. ISBN 978-9-89462-301-2.

 

FILMS (direction)

2019-on going

Tace, ora et labora. Starring Michael Baderschneider, Patrick Güldenberg, Julian Trostorf, Anna Heidegger and Malte Yamamoto.

 

GRANTS

2021

"Förderung zeitgeschichtlicher und erinnerungskultureller Projekte" von der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa (Senate Department for Culture and Europe)

2019

DAAD scholarship from the German Federal Foreign Office.

"Grant for successful completion of studies" studierenWERK BERLIN.

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