I like to start my project from a personal perspective. It makes me feel more involved when I look at my previous notions around a topic I want to approach. I move my attention towards the material, where my research process starts. This process of material investigation sometimes ends up being my project. I can not tell when something is finito finito. I actually do not want to consider my work finished. So I take my projects with me and move them around. I do it because I want to test my work, see where it fits and how other people relate to them.
My work starts when my projects gather and connect people.

Currently investigating the spatial discourse between the notions of conviviality, generational transfer of oral and written culinary heritage and its domestic and public domains.

  Elena Braida
b 21.03.1994 Udine, IT

Based in Amsterdam, NL

2023   MA Studio for Immediate Spaces (interior architecture), Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, NL 
2020   BA TXT (textile), Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

2023    (UPCOMING) ‘The Great Interior’, group exhibition, Helicopterstraat 28, Amsterdam, NL
2023   ‘Refuge – fleeing, flowing leaking’, group exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
2022   ‘SIS invites you to wash your dirty laundry’, group exhibition, The Clean Brothers Wasserette, Amsterdam, NL
2022   ‘The Super Vernaculars’, BIO27, group exhibition, Biennal of Design, Ljubljana, SLO
2021   ‘Capture / Display’, pop-up group exhibition, Gallery 3, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL
2020   ‘Gerrit Rietveld Graduation Show’, group exhibition, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2019   ‘Absurd Beings on Skin’, group exhibition, Kunstkapel, Amsterdam, NL
2019   ‘Take a Walk on The Wild Side’, group exhibition, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL  
2018   ‘Behind the Royal Palace’, group exhibition, Paleisstraat 107, Amsterdam, NL

2021   Villa Villekulla, Faucogney-et-la-Mer, FR
2021   Robida, Topolò, IT 

2023   ‘What About Podcast – Publishing Station’ with Marta Oliva and Riccardo Benassi, IUAV University, Venice, IT
2021   ‘Along the Path of Fire with the Carrier Bag of Recipes’ with Francesca Lucchitta, symposium ‘Care of Margins: Practices of Art Residentiality in Marginal Areas’, Topolò, IT
2020   ‘The Carrier Bag of Recipes’, MA Fashion Strategies, ArtEz University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL
2020   ‘The Carrier Bag of Recipes’, Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL 

2023   ‘Gnocchi of Wonders’, cooking workshop, Wonder Cabinet, Shams Al-Aseel, Bethlehem, PS
2023   ‘Cucina, è bello: Gnocchi’, cooking and recipe writing workshop, Monastère Jette, Brussels, BE
2022   ‘Cucina, è bello: Malfatti’ with Francesca Lucchitta, cooking workshop, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, NL
2022   ‘Not Mine, Not Yours, But Our’, butter making workshop, The Clean Brothers Wasserette, Amsterdam, NL
2022   ‘Left-over, over and over again’ with Francesca Lucchitta, papier maché workshop, Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL
2020   ‘Cooking as a Methodology for Writing’, creative writing workshop, MA Fashion Strategies, ArtEz University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL 
2019   ‘Gno–cchi&Kit–chenware Work–shop’, cooking workshop, Rietveld Pavilion, Amsterdam, NL 

2021   KIKU KIKU journal, ‘STUDIO BONOMIA - Elena Braida’, web
2021   kM 118 Voedsel, ‘Recepten, koken en kunst. De kunstenaar als kok, de kok als kunstenaar’ by Sanneke Stigter, magazine
2021   Mediamatic, ‘One recipe, two hands, three generations a conversation with Elena Braida’ by Illiana Somoroff, web 
2020   Interstizi #3 issue, ‘Sugar, spice and everything nice’, web 
2020   See All Thiss, ‘Highlights | Gerrit Rietveld Academie graduation show 2020’, web

Full CV and portfolio available on request.

For inquiries and collaborations contact: elena.braida@hotmail.it