Elena Bajo

Elena Bajo | Madrid,1976 | Lives and works between Berlin and Los Angeles.
Solo exhibitions


Throwing car parts from a cliff before sunrise – garcía | galería, Madrid, Spain.

Victory Over the Sun - D+T Projects Gallery Brussels, Belgium.


Isle of Innocence After Fordlandia - Kunsthalle São Paulo, Brazil.

Time is the Form of the Object – Annex14 Zurich, Switzerland.


The Absence of Work D+T Project – Gallery Brussels, Belgium.

With Entheogenic Intent (Burn the Witch)  – 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles, USA.

An Arbitrary Issue – garcía | galería, Madrid, Spain.

Timeless Considerations Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Prishtina, Kosovo.


La Femme Radicale or The Point of No Return – D+T Project, Brussels, Belgium.

Opening – Solo Objects D+T Project  – ARCO, Art Fair, Madrid, Spain.

BCC Brussels  – Cologne Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium.


The Absence of Work (curated by Marlene Rigler) – PLATFORM3, Mu­nich, Germany.

Reconstructing of the Common – D+T Project, Brussels, Belgium.

The Factory of Forms Manifesta – Parallel Genk, Belgium.

The Factory of Forms  - Jan Van Eyck Academie Maastricht, Netherlands.


The Pervasive Element Frieze - Art Fair FRAME D+T Project (curated by Cecilia Alemani and Rodrigo Moura), London, UK.

On Uncertain Terms – S/T Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, Berlin, Germany.


The Object of A Movement –  D+T Project, Brussels, Belgium.

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - The Woodmill, London, UK.


The Garden of Dreams –  Museum of the City Galway, Ireland.

Collective exhibitions


Urania’s Mirror (curated by Oliver Martinez Kandt) – Parallel, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Modus Operandi (Curated by Société in collaboration with Gregory Lang) – La Societé, Brussels, Belgium.


Aun (curated by Inti Guerrero) – 44th Salon Nacional de Artistas, Pereira, Colombia.

Not really really – Frederic de Goldsmidt Collection, Berlin, Germany.

Scenes with Flat Objects – Travesia Cuatro Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico.


Plagiarizing the Future – Hangar, Lisbon, Portugal.

Trust (curated by Sonia Dermience) – The Palace Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagge, Denmark.


If I Can’t Dance to it, It’s not my Revolution (curated by Natalie Musteata) – The Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery Haverford College, Philadelphia, USA.

Retrolimentacion – Atelier Sala de Arte Joven Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.


Original Doubt – Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal.

Zero Hours – Art Sheffield 2013, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

The Phylogenesis of Generosity (curated by Helena Producciones) – The First

Prinzessennin Garten Outdoor Sculpture – Triennial, Berlin, Germany.

Vers une Hypothese Fort Du Bruissin Xll  - Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France.

Material Conceptualism Der Trost der Dinge Anaant - Zoo Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Pictorial Field D+T Project – Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

Throw a Rock and see what happens (curated by Juan Canela) – La Casa Encendida, Madrid.

The Cosmic Artisan (curated by Bastien Rousseau) – Siegfried Contemporary, London, UK.

Petrella’s Imports Newstand – Project Bowery & Canal, New York, USA.

Art Brussels – D+T Project Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

Can’t Hear my Eyes (curated by Niekolaas Lekkerkerk ) – Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid, Spain.

Quick Response – PRACTICE, Philadelphia, USA.

Ma Vie Prochaine (curated by Isabelle Le Normand) - Ceci N’est Pas Courtesy, Los Angeles, USA.

Social Sound (curated by Lennard Dost) – VHDG Blokhuispoort, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.


Art in the Parking – Space Pacific Standard Time LAXART, Los Angeles, USA.

Who told you so? #2 Truth vs – Organization Onomatope, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

The Absence of Work .Performance Program (curated by Burkhard Meltzer) – Liste 17, Basel CH.


Uncommon Places: Reinventing the Everyday Extra City Antwerp – ICI New York, USA.

A Script for a Form PERFORMA 11 – Biennial, New York, USA.

Aesthetic Anarchy – Scaramouche , New York, USA.

VESSEL -The Stone House Fringe BAS 7, Plymouth, UK.

Art in the Parking Space A One Year Long  - Project LAXART Los Angeles, USA.

Love Letters to a Surrogate Stage – ll MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium.


Perform! Now! 2010  - Human Resources Gallery, Chinatown Los Angeles, USA.

The Horizon Line is Here (curated by Lorenzo Bruni) – Galleria Umberto di  Marino, Naples, Italy.

36 Dramatic Situations Louis V.E.S.P. New York Done to a Dead End & the Dead or Alive Sale One Hundred and One Nights, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Love Letters to a Surrogate Torrance – Art Museum LA, Los Angeles, USA.


Registered White Columns, New York, USA.

Haunting the City Le Roy Neiman – Gallery Columbia University New York, USA.

Unaddressed Circumventions… – Gresham’s Ghost, New York, USA.

Off the Streets –  A Foundation Rochelle School, London, UK.

The 4th annual – Festival TINA B, Prague, CR.

Dodai Skuc Gallery (curated by Cesare Pietroiusti & Brida) Lubjiana, Slovenia.

A New Refuta­tion of Time – 179 Canal, New York US.

A New Refutation of Time – Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany.


VonJetz Bis Dann Goldrausch – 08 Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.

Public Improvisations (curated by Luca Cerizza) – Anna Daneri Fondazione Ratti, Milan, Italy.

Lost in Your Eyes – Le Roy Neiman Gallery, Columbia, University of New York.

Bad Moon Rising (curated by Jan Van Woensel)- ISCP, New York, USA.

Peekskill Project HVCCA –  Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art New York, USA.


Second Moscow- Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.

Destino Futuro Arte Madrid (curated by Oliva Maria Rubio), Madrid, Spain

Ma­drid Vision Request A-Z – West Andrea Zittel, Los Angeles, USA

Myths – Air Garten, Berlin, Germany.

Grants and awards


Audemars Piguet Prize, ARCO Madrid


18th St Arts Center Artist in Residence Los Angeles US 2012 Platform3 Artist in

Residence Munich, Germany.

23 Studio Time Geoffrey Farmer BANFF Center Artist in Residence Alberta, Canada.


Accion y Promoción Cultural, Ministerio de Cultura, Gobierno de España.

The Woodmill, London, UK.


International Studio and Curatorial Program ISCP New York, USA.

Goldrausch 08 Künstlerinnenprojekt Berlin, Germany.

Fondazione Antonio Ratti ACVA Yona Friedman Como Milan, Italy.


Fellowship  Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Maine, USA.

Award Saatchi Gallery Art Competition London, UK.


Scholarship Fundacion Marcelino Botin Gabriel Orozco Taller Villa Iris San­tander, Spain.

Scholarship Domus Academy Venice Biennial O Eliasson Hans U Obrist, Venice, Italy.


Artist Residency Duende Studios, Rotterdam,Netherlands.

PZI Bik Van der Pol Master Project Participant Rotterdam NL Award Madrid Abierto.

Public Art ARCO Madrid NL.


2005    Central Saint Martins School of Art London UK MA Fine Arts

2006    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Maine, Estados Unidos.

2012    ESARQ Escuela de Arquitectura Barcelona, MA Arquitectura.