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Elisa Strinna is an Italian artist currently based in the Netherlands. Her work investigates the nature/culture bisection, addressing, in particular, the interdependence between individuals and technologies and the byproducts of such affiliations. By growing on top of the natural world, the technological world is establishing itself as the future of an ever-expanding species. When mediated nature seems to replace nature itself, Strinna looks back on the material and spiritual effects of this transformation by closely studying its consequences and limits.


The relationship between contemporary man and the environment is explored by studying different infrastructures —from the geodetic to telecommunication ones, up to green infrastructures. Through sculpture, sound, and video, the artist intends to activate aesthetic ecosystems in which some of the hidden relationships that constitute or are produced by these infrastructures emerge. In these hybrid worlds, it becomes difficult to draw a separation between natural and artificial, geological and human, spiritual and material. The exhibition space becomes a place to reconsider the natural dimension as an intrinsic component of the human condition, interrogate ourselves about the future and our role in the production of reality.

Her works have been exhibited at Culturgest Porto (2020) and Fidelidadearte, (Lisbon 2019),  Hong-Gah Museum in Taipei (Taiwan, 2018), Mart Museum in Rovereto (Italy, 2015), at Giardini Greenhouse of the Venice Biennale (Italy, 2015), at the MAXXI Museum (Italy, 2014), at Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló (Spain 2013), at 2012 Taipei Biennial (Taiwan, 2012), at Macro Museum, Rome (Italy, 2011), at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Guarene (Italy, 2009), amongst others.

She was selected for the international residency program at Jan Van Eyck Academie (Maastricht, the Netherlands 2018/2019), Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (South Korea, 2017), the Shanghai Prize at East Normal University in Shanghai (China, 2014), the 6ARTISTA Award at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome and at Cité International des Arts in Paris (Italy and France, 2011/2010), the Ateliers Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice (Italy,2008/2009).


Strinna attended one year of post-diploma in Documents and Contemporary Art at ÉESI, Poitiers and Angouleme (2016-2017, France). She took part at SAAS FEE Summer Institute of Art in Berlin 2016 (Germany), at SOMA Summer 2015 in Mexico City (Mexico), at the XVI Advanced Course in Visual Arts at the Ratti Foundation (Italy, 2011). She received an MFA in Visual Arts at IUAV, Venice (2011).


2016-2017 post-diploma, Document and Contemporary Art at European School of Visual Art (ÉESI) Poitiers (France);

2016 Summer School Art and the Politics of Individuation, SAAS FEE Summer Institute of Art, Import Projects, Berlin, Germany;

2015 SOMA Summer, SOMA Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico;

2010-2007 Master Degree, Design and Production of Visual Arts, IUAV, Venice;

2006-2001 Bachelor in Painting, Fine Arts Academy, Bologna, Italy; Erasmus at École Supérieure des arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg, 1year exchange, Strasbourg, France;


2013 After the future, Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy;

2012 Nature Addicts Fund Academy, Documenta13, Kassel, Germany;

2010 XVI Advanced Course in Visual Arts with Hans Haacke, Ratti Foundation, Como, Italy;

2009 Documents, Spinola-Banna per l’Arte Foundation with Peter Friedl, Poirino (TO), Italy;


2018-2019 JanVan Eyck Academie, the Netherlands;

2017 Seoul Art Space Geumcheon (April-June);

2017 Fonderia Battaglia, Milan, Italy (January);

2016 Missing Masses, Jorio Vivarelli Foundation, Pistoia, Italy (June);

2014 Shanghai Prize, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China (February-April);

2010-2011 6ARTISTA Prize, Pastificio Cerere Foundation, Rome, Italy- Citè Internationale des arts, Paris, France;

2018-2009 Ateliers BML, Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation, Venice, Italy;


2020/2021 O&O grant by CBK Rotterdam: winner;

2018/2019 Stipend: Jan Van Eyck Academie;

2018 Guberti Award: winner;

2016/2017 Stipend: DSRA Documents and Contemporary Art;

2014 Shanghai Prize: winner;

2013 International Art Prize 5x5 2013, Selected by Jimmie Durham, Spain;

2013 Celeste Prize,“Video and Animation” Section, Third-place winner, Pan, Naples, Italy;

2013 Combat Prize, sculpture section winner, Livorno, Italy;

2011 Movin’up, winner, Italy;

2010/2011 Stipend: 6ARTISTA Prize

2009 Premio Lions: winner. Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, Italy;

Solo exhibitions

2019-2020 Blind Sun, Reação em Cadeia, (curated by Delfim Sardo), Culturgest, Fidelidade Arte, Lisbon and Culturgest, Porto, Portugal;

2018 Giulio Guberti Art Prize, (curated by Elettra Stamboulis), MAR, Museum of Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy;

2017 This Algo is like a Tiger that lurks in the Woods, Fonderia Battaglia, Milan, Italy;

2015 On Still Life, Project Wall, (curated by Veronica Caciolli), Mart Museum, Rovereto, Italy;

2014 Time ago, when the ground was flat, Massimodeluca Gallery, Mestre – Venice, Italy;

2012 The Artist’s Profession, (curated by Marcello Smarrelli), Incontri Internazionali d’Arte, Rome, Italy;

2011 Adelita Husni-Bey /Elisa Strinna, (curated by Vincenzo de Bellis), MACRO, Rome, Italy;

Group exhibitions

2019 Open Studios, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands;

2018 Offline Browser, (curated by Hsu Chia-Wei & Hsu Fong-Ray) Hong-gah Museum, Taiwan;

2018 Hortus (in)conclusus, (curated by Pierre Dupont), Maca Museum, Alcamo, Italy;

2017 Back to Marginality, (curated by Sewon Oh), GEUMCHEON Seoul Art Space, South Korea

2016 Ad Continuum, Artissima, Turin, Italy;

2016 Individuating, Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg, Berlin, Germany;

2016 If I were You I’d call me Us, (exhibition project in collaboration with Elena Forin), Massimodeluca Gallery, Mestre-Venice, Italy;

2015 30 projects for the Contemporary Art Park, (curated by Roberto Pinto

and Sara Dolfi Agosti), Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy;

2015 Materia, (curated by Massimo Palazzi), Novi Ligure, Alessandria, Italy;

2015 Solar Anus, (curated by Srdjan Tunic), Soma, Mexico City, Mexico;

2015 Still Life Remix, (curated by Ilaria Bonacossa), Antinori Art Project, Florence, Italy;

2015 Flags, (curated by Elena Forin), Giardini della Biennale Greenhouse, Venice, Italy;

2015 Hotel Universo, (curated by Valentina Lacinio), Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy;

2015 Open Studio 10.0 A Naked Singularity, Estudio Carlos Garaicoa, Madrid, Spain;

2014 Open museum, Open city, (curated by Hou Hanru), MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy;

2014 A white noise, (curated by Andrea Bruciati), Assab One, Milan, Italy;

2014 Oppositions, Shanghai Prize, Bund Art Center 33, Shanghai, China;

2013 International Art Prize 5x5 2013, Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, Castellón, Spain;

2013 Combat Prize, Museum of Natural History, Livorno, Italy;

2012 Modern Monsters, Taipei Biennial 2012, (curated by Anselm Frankie), Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan;

2012 RE-Generation, (curated by Ilaria Gianni and Maria Alicata), MACRO Testaccio, Rome, Italy;

2012 Helicotrema, festival of the recorded audio, curated by Blauer Hase, Serra dei Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy;

2010 GIVE & TAKE, (curated by Cesare Pietroiusti and Anna Daneri), DOCVA/Via Farini, Milan, Italy;

2010 CAMERE # 11, Elusive, (curated by Jimmie Durham), RAM, Zerynthia, Rome, Italy;

2009 Opera 2009, (curated by Mara Ambrozic, Viafarini), Via Farini, Milan, Italy;

2009 And Yet it Moves, (curated by Pieternel Vermoortel, Inti Guerrero, Julia Klaring),

Garrone Foundation, Palazzo Ducale, Genova/Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Guarene d’Alba (CN), Italy;

2008 Iuav at MAXXI, (curated by Cornelia Lauf and Angela Vettese), MAXXI, Rome, Italy;


2020 upcoming: Sol Cego, monographic Catalog

2018 Offline Browser, catalog of the exhibition, publisher Hong-gah Museum, Taiwan;

2018La Tradizione del Nuovo, Giulio Guberti Art Prize, catalog of the exhibition, publisher Danilo Montanari;

2014 Death and Life of Fiction, Modern Monster, Taipei Biennial 2012, publisher Taipei Fine Arts Museum;

2014 Genova Ventimiglia Genova, artists book by Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Maxime Bichon, Vincent Céraudo, Gaëlle Choisne, Paul Guian, Gloria Maso, Pierre Michelon, Nuvola Ravera, Iris Rochet-Lanchet, Elisa Strinna, Suite-case (Guia Del Favero e Francesco Cardarelli), Serena Vestrucci, editore /publisher Humbolt Books;

2014 Open Museum, Open City, curated by Hou Hanru, Mousse Publishing;

2013 About Caravaggio, publisher Umberto Allemandi & C;

2011 Elisa Strinna, monographic catalog curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, Mousse Publishing;

2010 Give & Take, catalog Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Mousse Publishing;

2010 Landscapes, essays by Alberto Tadiello, Alessandro Laita, Chiaralice Rizzi, Diego Tonus and Elisa Caldana, Elisa Strinna, Ettore Favini, Margherita Moscardini, Patrizio di Massimo, Vittorio Cavallini, and Enrico Vezzi, curated by Blauer Hase;

2009 Ateliers BML, Notebook 2009, Artists Bevilacqua La Masa, publisher Moleskine;

2009 And Yet it Moves, curated by Pieternel Vermoortel, Inti Guerrero, Julia Klaring, Archive Books;

Lectures, Screening and other Activities

2018-2019 InLab Infrastructure, Dark Radiation, and Public Affect, curated in collaboration with Daniel de Paula and Marissa Lee Benedict; Guest Lectures: Federico Campagna, Alexandre Laumonier, Fábio Teixeira Pitta, Cameron Hu; Field trips: Micro Wave Antennas sites, Waterline Museum at Fort Bij Vechten, Waterloopbos models in Marknesse, High Field Magnetic Laboratory of Nijmegen; Location: Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands;

2017 The Multiple Landscape, screening and lecture (curated by Wonderlust#), AlbumArte, Rome, Italy;

2017 Lecture at RAT School of Art, Seoul, South Korea;

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