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 my relation between food and textile.



  Elena Braida
b 21.03.1994 Udine, Italy

Based in Amsterdam, NL


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

  EXHIBITIONS
2020   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, Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam, NL  
2018  ‘Behind the Royal Palace’, group exhibition, Paleisstraat 107, Amsterdam, NL

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

  PRESENTATIONS
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 

  GIVEN WORKSHOPS 
2020   ‘Cooking as a Methodology for Writing’, MA Fashion Strategies, ArtEz University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL 
2019   ‘Gno–cchi&Kit–chenware Work–shop’, Rietveld Pavilion, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL 

  PRESS 
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