Cologni was born in Italy where she took a Painting Degree at the Brera Academy of Art in Milan. She took a Master in Sculpture at the University of Leeds. She is now completing a Ph.D. at Central Saint Martins College. Her thesis ‘The artist’s performative practice within the anti-ocularcentric discourse’ includes the artist’s artistic research placed within the theoretical ground. Spanning from performance Art, interactive installations, digital video and photography, her work is mainly concerned with issues of identity, displacement and memory in relation to senses, and the psychological consequences of their investigation on the artist and the audience. Cologni’ s work has been shown internationally both in art and academic contexts.
2002: LETHABY GALLERY, CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS COLLEGE LONDON “IN BETWEEN”;
GALLERIA NEON BOLOGNA ITALY “PUBLIC PRIVATE PERCEPTIONS 02”;
PINACOTECA ‘TOSIO MARTINENGO’, Brescia, Italy “SGUARDI DELL’ARTE SULL’ARTE”
2001: 49th VENICE BIENNALE “BUNKER” (publication);
CADE2001 Digital Creativity Conference Glasgow School of Art “THROUGH SENSES”;
www.photoinsight, “Public/Private” Online exhibition
TATE MODERM, LONDON “MORNING TOILETTE” video live installation
2000: WATERSHED MEDIA CENTRE, BRISTOL “bluX” and “MIRRORING”;
LONDON BIENNALE, “bluX”.
1999: LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION, LONDON “MIRRORING” ‘Performance as Research Symposium; ORESTE , PADIGLIONE ITALIA, 48th VENICE BIENNALE, “DIAGRAMMI”;
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON “ANCORA CERCA”.
1998: NEWART online exhibition www.pinkink.net./newart/index.htm.
1997: YORKSHIRE SCULTURE PARK CENTRE FOR SCULPTURE “A RITENTIVA”;
1995: NEW YORK ARTEXPO, Artists’ showcase, New York (USA);
JFK AIRPORT, ALITALIA VIP LOUNGE “READY TO FLY”, New York.
1994: ARTIST’ S SPACE, “DRAWINGS” New York.
Elena Cologni participates in
Cinema_A – streaming videos
curated by Agricola de Cologne