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 and publishing, the generational transfer of oral and written cultural heritage and their domestic and public domain. Also—seeking job opportunities and experiences in textile screen printing labs across EU. 



  Elena Braida
b 21.03.1994 Udine, IT

Currently based in South Tyrol, IT



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

  EXHIBITIONS
2024    (UPCOMING) ‘A Cooked Telephone’ with Pane Per Poveri, La Playa, Premià de Mar, ES
2023   ‘Cooking As Performance’, group exhibition, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, DE 
2023   ‘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

  RESIDENCIES
2023   Providenza, group residency, Piève, FR 
2022   Habitat, group residency, Tredozio, IT
2021   Villa Villekulla, Faucogney-et-la-Mer, FR
2021   Robida, Topolò, IT 

  PRESENTATIONS
2023   ‘The Perfect House Has Become a Ruin’, with Habitat, book launch, Portico, IT 
2023   ‘The Perfect House Has Become a Ruin – Blooming’, with Francesca Lucchitta and Sasha van Aalst, book launch, San Serriffe, Amsterdam, NL 
2023   ‘What About Podcast – Publishing Station’ with Marta Oliva and Riccardo Benassi, lecture, IUAV University, Venice, IT
2021   ‘Along the Path of Fire with the Carrier Bag of Recipes’ with Francesca Lucchitta, presentation, symposium ‘Care of Margins: Practices of Art Residentiality in Marginal Areas’, Topolò, IT
2020   ‘The Carrier Bag of Recipes’, book presentation, MA Fashion Strategies, ArtEz University of the Arts, Arnhem, NL
2020   ‘The Carrier Bag of Recipes’, book presentation, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL 

  GIVEN WORKSHOPS 
2024   (UPCOMING) ‘Playing with Ivy‘ with Inês Queirós, Julina Bezold & Samira Vogel, Textile Initiative, Kas Keerweer, Amsterdam, NL  
2024   ‘Sabato del Villaggio: Laboratorio del Burro’, butter making workshop, Enoteca La Botte Fatale, Milano, IT
2023   ‘Lovestone’, natural laundry detergent workshop, A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam, NL 
2023   ‘Lovestone’ with Campo 23, natural laundry detergent workshop, R.A.M. Radici a Moncalieri, Moncalieri, IT
2023   ‘Let's Become Fungal: Mycelium Tasting’, mushroom guided cooking and tasting, PrintRoom, Rotterdam, NL 
2023   ‘A Pattern Language’ with Francesca Lucchitta and Sasha van Aalst, tour and merenda, Campo Base Festival, Veglio, IT 
2023   ‘Lovestone’ with Robida, natural laundry detergent workshop, Topolove, IT
2023   ‘Lovestone’ with Habitat, natural laundry detergent workshop, Portico, IT
2023   ‘Lovestone’ with SIS, natural laundry detergent workshop, Helicopterstraat 28, Amsterdam, NL 
2023   ‘Gnocchi of Wonders’ with Wonder Cabinet, cooking workshop, 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   ‘Cucina, è bello: Gnocchi’ with Radical Roots, cooking workshop, AZC 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 

  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@tutamail.com