BIOGRAPHY          

www.elizabethwurst.com  //  info@elizabethwurst.com 
*1985 in Lima - Peru

Education:

2012:                     
Masters degree, Meisterschülerin of Prof. Candice Breitz, HBK
2011:                     
Diploma degree in Video / Performance by Prof. Candice Breitz, HBK
2006 - 2011:          
Visual Art Studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK) by Prof. Candice Breitz, Guy Ben-Ner, Thomas Virnich and Vera Bourgeois
2005- 2006:  
Art History, University of Cologne 

Selected Performances and exhibitions:

2014:
- Ist da Wer? Performance Festival, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel
- 40 guest names, Beatbox Performance at the annual meeting of the Kunstverein   Wolfenbüttel
- aus Dauer, Performance with artist group DIE KNETEN,100° Festival, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin (Audience Award)

- Fast forward, Beatbox Performance with artist band "Pirol", Staatstheater Braunschweig
2013:  
- The Fear at the Slapstick!Night, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE
- Kann man sie bedienen? Performance, Barbie Dreamhouse, Berlin
- Watching a cat watching a mouse hole,  Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, DE
-  Between the lines, group show, Michaelis University Gallery, Kapstadt, South Africa
2012:
- Sameness, otherness, Bienal Internacional Performance DEFORMES, Santiago, Chile 
- The city as a stage, Solo show, Junge Kunst e.V., Wolfsburg, DE
2011
- Keine gute Tat, Performance with Markus G. Brinkmann, Kunstverein Hildesheim, DE
2010:
- Show VI, MMX-Open Art Venue, Berlin, DE
- Blauverschiebung, International Performance Art Festival, Leipzig, DE
- Indexing You, Performance, Gallery PG LAB Berlin, DE
- 7 Songs, group show, Galeria KKB, Barcelona, Spain
- Pop Aktivismus, Performance, Phantomschaltung - Gallery weekend, Berlin, DE
2009:
- Performance // Frame, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt am Main, DE
- Glow, Performance, BeHandlungsraum, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, DE
- Playing the City,  group show, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2008:
- Parasit, Ausstellungsprojekt der Klasse Breitz, im Satellit - Raum für Junge Kunst Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt am Main, DE

 

Selected Videography:

2014:
- Dirty Minds – reading below the frame, Rooster Gallery, New York, USA
- No Thing Is My King,  Kunstverein Hildesheim, Germany 
2013:
- You and me everyday, VHS Filmfestival Rotterdam, Holland
- Powtórka z Performance Projekcja, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland
- “Liquid Crystals “ by “I SEE – International Videoart Festival”, Organhaus Art Space,             Chongqing,  A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, Rockbund Art Museum, 

     Shanghai, WhereWhere Art Space, Beijing, China    
- Undisclosed Territory, Laboratorium Performance Art, Plesungan Solo, Indonesia 
- “(NO) PUBLIC SPACE”, Frappant Galerie, Hamburg, DE
2012:
- “You and me, everyday”, in der (e) merge art fair, Washington, USA
- "Greener on the other side”, International Video Art Festival, Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki, FI
 
- “Berliner”, Videoscreening, Goethe Institute, New York, USA
- “Looking for your speech”, Manzara Perspectives Galerie, Istambul, Turkey
- “Stadt(t)Räume - Szenografien des Urbanen”, Kölnischer Kunstverein, DE
- “Suben Empujen Estrujen Bajen”, El Galpon Espacio Cultural, Lima, Peru
2011:
- “STOP PAINTING”, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China
- “Performance Post Appropriation”,The Nightingale Theatre,  Milkwaukee ,USA
2009:
- "Liquid Crystals" in "Video Visions", TV show Edith- Ruth Haus für Medienkunst, DE

''Dig a hole in my soil'', 2012, Videoinstallation



The footage was filmed in Peru and Germany, the two countries that the artist comes from.
She is interacting with construction machines and creating a choreography with these symbols of growth and urban expansion.
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Das Material ist in Peru und in Deutschland, beide Herkunftsländer der Künstlerin, entstanden.
Sie agiert mit diversen Baggermaschinen und kreiert dabei eine Choreographie mit diesen Symbolen von urbanem Wachstum.


POP-AKTIVISMUS, subversive actions with voice

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Contact: lizy@hotmail.de


Elizabeth Wurst is momentarily working on performance series that she defines as "Pop - Aktivismus".
The earliest manifestations have already appeared in shows in Barcelona and Berlin.
The intention is to engage the viewers through emotional pop-songs. These mainstream hits are taken out of their context and used in an activist way in public spaces to address political and social issues. You can see some of the actions here!
"I don't belong here"
Performance, 45 Min.

A found object - a submerged shopping trolley - is taken out of the
river and brought again into the supermarket as a subversive action.
See the video documentation here!


Videoperformance
"Philadelphia Museum of Art - I wanna get there"





Objets trouvés à la Duchamp, ironically find me
on my way to the Art Museum - a bunch of balloons
in the garbage. I take them and continue my journey to
the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in order to see Duchamps works.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

Performances, Brasil, 2009















concept: enter the videoframe. position myself into the daily scenario. stand up. go away.
repeat this action in the nature and the architecture in Brasil.



video
small extract from the videowork in Brasil