HELGA ELSNER TORRES
(Peru, 1989)

 

Peruvian visual artist and activist. Lives and works between Peru (Lima, Loreto) and Berlin.

Born and raised in Lima, Helga comes from a family from San Martín Region, in the upper part of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. Having a strong relationship with the environment, she has been since child travelling to differents parts of the Rainforest (Ucayali, Loreto, San Martin, etc.) and since 2015 making projects together with the native community of Cuninico, getting to know the reality of the oil spills. 

Now dedicated to the creation of art that brings awareness of indigenous resistance.

 

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Portfolio 32 Seiten- 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

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

“Mein Weg bis hierher”. Universität der Künste Berlin

2014

“En las Nubes” Arábica Galery. Lima, Peru

 

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

2019

DAAD scholarship from the German Federal Foreign Office.

"Grant for successful completion of studies" studierenWERK BERLIN.

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