Art Taaalkssss: Eli Cortiñas

Thursday 28 April, 5:30 pm
Eli Cortiñas (ES)

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Eli Cortiñas (born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, lives and works in Berlin) is a video artist of Cuban descent. Her artistic practice can be located within the appropriation tradition, using already existing audiovisual material to de- and re-construct identities, as well as narratives according to new discourses. Her collage-like video essays and installations mix found  imagery with documentary strategies. She is currently preparing a solo show at Kunstverein Braunschweig and developing Smart Wives a video installation surrounding the rendering of new technologies as neutral and exempted from bias. Smart Wives proposes a critical approach to the increasing feminization of technology, devices like voice-activated systems and other kinds of artificial intelligence.

Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at museums such as Museum Ludwig, Cologne; CAC Vilnius; SCHIRN Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Kunstmuseum Bonn; MUSAC, León; the Riga Biennale; the Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Nashville Film Festival, among others.

Cortiñas has recently been appointed professor for Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig.