la GALERIE IMAGINAIRE presents ‘S T E N C I L S’ a group exhibition on the streets of Quito, Ecuador.

In November, Elena Bajo (Faculty Berlin ’16) was amongst the group of artists to create an exhibition across the streets of Quito, Equador.

Participating Artists: Adolfo Bernal, Carolina Caycedo, David Horvitz, Jose Luis Macas, David Medalla, Adam Nankervis, Oliver Ressler, Katerina Seda, Santiago Sierra, Tercerunquinto, Dennis Tyfus, Goran Trbuljak, Lawrence Weiner.

“#whendidyoustopdancing? #cosmicdistress series #shamanichealing starts with a question… In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?” -Angeles Arrien, “The Four-Fold Way…” – Elena Bajo

ABOUT Elena Bajo
Elena Bajo‘s work occurs at the intersection of anarchist thought, social ecology, and metaphysics. Concept-generated and research based is concerned with the ecological, social and political dimensions of everyday spaces, the strategies to conceptualize resistance, the poetics of ideologies, and the relationship between temporalities and subjectivities. I work individually and collectively, using forms of movement, performance, choreography, sculpture, text and video, that engage ideas of nature, and the body as a political and social entity questioning its relationship to ecologies of capital. Exhibition spaces become art studios or laboratories, where an experimental, itinerant, site specific performed work unfolds, generating improvised actions and choreographed movements. The resulting works are both conceptual and poetic, in the sense they are linked to cognitive labor; a labor that cannot be valued and has no limits as it is the condition of precarious work in today’s neoliberal economy generated amidst ecosophical moments of fracture and repositioning, in an attempt to entertain fissures in a world of crystallized sensibility.

Elena Bajo is an artist who lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles where she is co-initiator of the LA collective D’CLUB (Divestment Club) engaged in fossil fuel divestment activities, and climate action. After obtaining a degree in Science from the Complutense University in Madrid, (Spain) she received an MA in Architecture from ESARQ, School of Architecture at International University of Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain) and a MA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins School of Art, University of Arts, London (UK).