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Elisa Duca

*1978 (Italy), in Berlin since 2004

academic education

2007
Master of Arts in Art, Music, Theatre and Cinema, “D.A.M.S.”, University of Bologna

acting training

1999-2002
Acting Diploma at “Teatro aperto/Teatro Dehon”, Bologna

grants/prizes

2021
Neuköllner Art prize (nominee)

2019
District Office Mitte and Quartiersmanagement Moabit for: PROCESSING:MOABIT

2017
Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin

Cultural Foundation of the state Saxony for: PROCESSING\ZENTRALWERK

Dresden Office for Culture and Monument Protection for: PROCESSING\ZENTRALWERK

2016
Goethe-Institut Taipei, for: PROCESSING\BANGKA

Berlin Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, travel expenses for: PROCESSING\BANGKA

2015
Hauptstadtkulturfonds/Capital Cultural Fund for ZUCKER I: PINOCCHIO

2013
Hauptstadtkulturfonds, /Capital Cultural Fund for DOPPELHAMLET

residencies

2016
bangaloREsidency, Goethe-Institut Bangalore

Tresure Hill Artist Village/IDOLONSTDIO, Taipei

works/exhibitions/ performances

2021
(Spring/Summer) Neuköllner Art Prize nominees group exhibition, Saalbau Neukölln, Berlin

2020
HOW LONG IS NOW, site-specific performative Installation, „Memories of now“, group exhibition Am Tacheles (Gallery Weekend), Berlin

2019
HAPPINESS 205, performative installation, „Eigenbedarf“ group exhibition, Uferhallen, Berlin

PROCESSING:MOABIT, 2019; performative installation, solo show, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin

2018
PEACHNESS,
The Female Gaze “, group exhibition , Haus am Lützowplatz/Studiogalerie and  „Der Süße Brei“, group exhibition, Ebeswalde

NETZ, performative Installation, „schönschrecklichschön“, group exhibition, Oqbo, Milchhof Pavillon

2017
NETZ, performative installation, Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, group exhibition, Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

PROCESSING:ZENTRALWERK, performative installation, Zentralwerk art space, Dresden

2016
PROCESSING:BANGKA, performative installation, Bopiliao Historical Block/IDOLONSTUDIO, Taipei (Taiwan)

PROCESSING:BANGALORE, performative installation, 1 Shanthi Road, Bangalore (India)

SOMETHING SILVERY, intervention for Mary Ocher & Your Government, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin

2015
Zucker I: PINOCCHIO,
performative installation, silent green Kulturquartier/Altes Krematorium Wedding, Berlin (D)

FREIHEIT AUSHALTEN, installation, Deutsches Theater Berlin

2013
OHNE TITEL, video, group exhibition “la sequenza del fiore di carta”, scatolabianca INCUBATORE, Venice (Italy), curated by Martina Cavallarin

DOPPELHAMLET, performative installation, Sophiensaele, Berlin, PATHOS München, Munich

SCHÖNHEITSMASCHINE, performance, video installation, sound installation in collaboration with Jochen Arbeit, SET UP Art Fair, Bologna (Italy)

2012
SCHÖNHEITSMASCHINE, Lab for Emerging Arts and Performance (LEAP),
Berlin,
Kunstraum
scatolabianca, Milan (Italy)

2011
ANDERE LEBEN, performance and installation, Kunstraum Weinbergsweg, Berlin

2010
GODZILLA FÜHLT SICH FREI, performance, Sophiensaele, Berlin

FR. MONSTER, performance, Sophiensaele, Berlin, festival „frisch eingetroffen“, zeitraumexit, Mannheim

LOU BLUE, performance, Teatro Dehon, Bologna, festival Santarcangelo Teatro, Santarcangelo (Italy)

2009
LOU BLUE, Sophiensaele, Berlin, Locomotiv Club, Bologna (Italy)

Publications

2021
Pictorial in Kai Marchal (ed.),“Weisheitspraktiken“, Matthes&Seitz, Berlin

2020
“Permeable, and Disembedded in the End”, in: F. Martel, H. Wickert (ed.),“Embedded Artists”, ZhdK, Zürich 2020

2017
ELISA DUCA, catalogue for the annual Goldrausch exhibition, published by Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin 2017

2016
PROCESSING/BANGKA, in: “Hieroglyphic Memory: Surveying Bangka trough narrative Trace”, Idolon Studio, Gruppenkatalog, Taipeh 2017

 Elisa Duca/Robin Detje: PROCESSING\BANGALORE, published by Goethe-Institut Bangalore 2016

Press/Reviews (selection)

2020
Monopol: https://www.monopol-magazin.de/tacheles-berlin-die-klebrigen-faeden-der-gentrifizierung

TV Berlin: http://www.tvb.de/sendungen/130/4481/Raquels_Galerie_Weekend_2020.html

Tagesspiegel: https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/kunst-am-ehemaligen-tacheles-auferstanden-aus-ruinen/26159476.html

Tip Berlin: https://www.tip-berlin.de/kultur/ausstellungen/gallery-weekend-2020-memories-of-now-im-tacheles/

Kunstforum: https://www.kunstforum.de/nachrichten/memories-of-now-zum-berliner-gallery-weekend/

Journelles: https://www.journelles.de/women-in-art-ausstellung-berlin/

Tagesspiegel: https://leute.tagesspiegel.de/mitte/unter-nachbarn/2019/05/02/80155/

die tageszeitung: https://taz.de/Archiv-Suche/!5591487&s=elisa%2Bduca&SuchRahmen=Print/

2019
Berlino Magazine: https://berlinomagazine.com/2019-io-elisa-duca-artista-italiana-a-berlino-creo-organismi-in-continuo-divenire/

Kunstlerleben Berlin: https://www.kunstleben-berlin.de/achtung-aenderung-des-eroeffnungstermins-processing-moabit-performative-installation-von-elisa-duca-und-robin-detje-vernissage-am-3-mai-2019/

Gratis in Berlin: https://www.gratis-in-berlin.de/kunst/item/2042399-processing-moabit

2018
Art Berlin: https://www.artberlin.de/the-female-gaze-on-body-love-and-sex-elisa-duca/

2017
die taz: https://taz.de/Ausstellungsempfehlung-fuer-Berlin/!5444576&s=elisa+duca/

Berlino Magazine: https://berlinomagazine.com/goldrausch-ovvero-bellissima-la-mostra-collettiva-di-artiste-alla-bethanien-di-kreuzberg-3343/

2016
The Hindu: https://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/german-artist-group-bosediva-is-participating-in-a-residency-in-bengaluru/article8611707.ece

Bangalore Mirror: https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/What-you-see-when-you-see-Performance-Art-The-unpredictable-act-of-surprises/articleshow/52610357.cms

die taz: https://taz.de/Archiv-Suche/!5294176&s=elisa%2Bduca&SuchRahmen=Print/

2015
Deutschlandfunk Kultur: https://www.deutschlandfunkkultur.de/theater-in-berlin-pinocchio-im-unterirdischen-sarglager.2156.de.html?dram:article_id=320526

Mit Vergnügen: https://mitvergnuegen.com/2015/sonntag-31-05-zucker-i-pinocchio-altes-krematorium-wedding/

Art Connect: https://www.artconnect.com/eslague/events/zucker-i-pinocchio

Litaffin: http://www.litaffin.de/pinocchio-im-zuckerrausch/

Kulturschoxx: https://www.kulturschoxx.de/kunstraum/leichenhalle-als-schlaraffenland/

2013
Frankfurter Rundschau: https://www.fr.de/kultur/sophiensle-laden-doppelhamlet-11277142.html

die taz: https://taz.de/!484545/

Rat und Tat: https://www.ratundtat-kulturbuero.de/projekte/boesediva/

 

teaching

2020
Installation art workshop, Ulme 35, Raum für Kunst, Kultur und Begegnung, Berlin

Slime in the arts, workshop, Jugendkunstschule FRIX, Kreuzberg, Berlin

2019
Performance art workshop, Jugendkunstschule FRIX, Kreuzberg, Berlin

2018
Performance art techniques,  MA „Performative Künste“, University ZHDK, Zürich

Installation and Performance art workshop, Hector-Peterson-Schule, Berlin

2017
Performance art workshop,
Jugendkunstschule Tempelhof-Schöneberg

2011-18
Artistic coach for the Performance-Festival UNART, Maxim Gorki Theater and Deutsches Theater, Berlin

2015
ALIENS, workshop with young refugees, Berlin Mondiale/Junges DT, presentation in refugee hostels and at Deutsches Theater Berlin

2014
„Performance art and gender“, workshop, UDK university, Berlin

„When too perfect, lieber Gott böse“, workshop for teachers, Berlin

„Sex, Gender und Performance Art“ workshop for students, Hermann-Hesse-Schule, Berlin

Workshop HERBSTCAMP, Junges DT, Deutsches Theater Berlin

2009
„Performance e presenza – How to use your body, your personality and you biography to create you own unique material for the stage“, workshop, Spazio in due, Bologna (IT)