Bio

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Elma Riza

1986 / Les Lilas (France) 

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

  • Since 2019 she is artist member and co-organiser by Frauen Museum Berlin
  • Since 2019 she has her studio in Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin (Achtung Studio K43)
  • Since 2018 she is artist member of La Boîte _ Un centre d’art contemporain Tunis

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 2016/19 (selection)

  • “Verschiebung der Räume”, duo exhibition with Aurélie Pertusot / Pavillon am Milchhof Berlin (2019)
  • “Tentatives à la Limite _ Yellow!” / BcmA Gallery Berlin / Performance Art Festival #4 (2019)
  • “Suivez la ligne” / Solo exhibition / La Boîte_un centre d’art contemporain Tunis (2018)
  • “Max Artists: 1 room 8 spaces” / Collective exhibition / Max Liebermann Haus Berlin (2018)
  • Überraschung #2! / Collective improvised exhibition / Kunstverein Neukölln (2018)
  • Les Recombinants / Foire internationale d´Art contemporain de Marseille (2018)
  • Species of Spaces – Golden Fragments / Collective exhibition / Luisa Catucci Gallery Berlin (2017)
  • On a clear Day ? / Collective exhibition / Kunsthaus Essen (2017)
  • Lines_One day exhibition by Elma Riza / Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin (2017)
  • Draw to perform 3 – Symposium / Crows Nest Gallery, London (2017)
  • Perspectives – Raumenrkundung V, solo exhibition “site specific” / Kunstverein Neukölln, Berlin (2017)
  • Festival Improvisation Xchange / EDEN-Dock11, Berlin (2016)
  • Festival NAH DRAN /ada Studio Berlin (2016)
  • SPACE/TIME Festival  / Flutgraben Berlin (2016)
  • Festival “Les Spectacles Sauvages” / Le Regard du Cygne, Paris (2016)
  • „60 minutes evening“, event organized by Impro Per Arts. / Mime Centrum, Berlin (2016)

RESIDENCIES 

  • 2017 – Kunsthaus Essen, Germany
  • 2016 & 2017 – Nun Art  Barcelona, Spain
  • 2016 – TCRM-Blida Metz, France
  • 2014 – Atelier REAL Lisboa, Portugal

FELLOWSHIP

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

PUBLICATIONS

  • From line to space, Elma Riza 2014-2019, Leaflet, self production – 2019
  • Max Artist in Residence / Project catalogue, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor Berlin – 2017/2018
  • De la ligne à l’espaceElma Riza 2014-2018, Leaflet, self production – 2018
  • 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 – 2016/2017

WORKSHOPS – Labor (selection)

  • 2019 Kunstworkshops for primary schools / Young Arts Neukölln
  • 2019-2020 Bauhaus RaumLabor / Jugend im Museum e.V. (Workshops in Kitas / Co-project Leitung)
  • Experiment Raum für Kinder & Eltern / every month in Kunstquartier Bethanien / 2019
  • Workshop “Dessiner dans l’espace” with the employees of the company Kilani Group Tunis / 2018
  • Atelier Lab – “When Visuel Art meet Instant Composition”/ Elma Riza´s Atelier & Kunstquartier Bethanien / 2017-2019
  • Workshop “Performativ Prozess – Space/Object and Body” with the students of the Duisburg-Essen University in Kunsthaus Essen / 2017
  • ZOOM LABOR with Elma Riza – “Performance-Installation” -workshops Serie/ Mime Centrum Berlin / 2015-17

EXTRA (as curator)