Bio

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Elma Riza

1986 / Les Lilas (France) 

French-Tunisian visual artist, she works and lives in Berlin since 2007.

Between 2007 and 2011 she worked mostly with video and photography. Then she started to study improvisation – instant composition with different choreographers and performers. In 2014, she  started to develop a series of solo installations-performances, research which connects her experience in instant composition and her visual work. Besides, she founded Imprévu Berlin – Interdisciplinary Platform for Real Time Composition and opened her research to collaboration with other visual artists, dancers, performers and sound designers. Since 2016 she developed a series of research projects based on site specific and ephemere installations, drawings in space or sculpture-objects. In parallel, she continued to explore her performative work, questioning our habitual perception of space.  

STUDIES

  • 2012  Diploma with honors (equivalent to a master) from the Kunsthochschule higher education college in Berlin–KHB
  • 2008 – 2012 Kunsthochschule higher education college in Berlin
  • 2005 – 2007 Beaux-Arts higher education college in Nantes, France
  • 2004 – 2005 Beaux-Arts education college in Rueil Malmaison – Ile de France

 

EXHIBITIONS / FESTIVALS 2016/17

  • Überraschung #2! / Collective improvised exhibition / Kunstverein Neukölln
  • Les Recombinants / Foire internationale d´Art contemporain de Marseille
  • Species of Spaces – Golden Fragments / Collective exhibition / Luisa Catucci Gallery Berlin
  • On a clear Day ? / Collective exhibition / Kunsthaus Essen
  • Lines_One day exhibition by Elma Riza / Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
  • Draw to perform 3 – Symposium / Crows Nest Gallery, London
  • Perspectives – Raumenrkundung V, solo exhibition “site specific” / Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin
  • Festival Improvisation Xchange / EDEN-Dock11, Berlin
  • Festival NAH DRAN /ada Studio Berlin
  • SPACE/TIME Festival  / Flutgraben Berlin
  • Festival “Les Spectacles Sauvages” / Le Regard du Cygne, Paris
  • „60 minutes evening“, event organized by Impro Per Arts. / Mime Centrum, Berlin

RESIDENCIES 

  • 2016 – TCRM-Blida Metz, France
  • 2016 – Nun Art  Barcelona, Spain
  • 2014 – Atelier REAL Lisboa, Portugal

 

FELLOWSHIP

  • 2016/18 MAX – ARTISTS IN RESIDENZ AN GRUNDSCHULEN /  Stiftung Brandenburger Tor

PUBLICATIONS

  • Raumenrkundung I-V / Exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein Neukölln – 2017
  • On a clear Day? / Exhibition catalogue, Kunsthaus Essen – 2017
  • Max Artist in Residence / Project catalogue, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor Berlin – 2017

WORKSHOPS – Labor (selection)

  • Workshop “Performativ Prozess – Space/Object and Body” with the students of the Duisburg-Essen University in Kunsthaus Essen / 2017
  • ZOOM LABOR with Elma Riza – When Instant composition meet visual art -workshops Serie/ Mime Centrum Berlin / 2015-17

EXTRA (as curator)