Elana Katz is a conceptual artist working primarily in the medium of performance, currently based in Berlin, Germany. Her most recent work focuses on historical perception and consciousness of time and absence. Working often from this historical basis, Katz’s work confronts cultural conventions, critically examines the complexity that lies within contradictions, and thus aims to create an experience of unlearning the assumed.
Katz attended the Parsons School of Design in New York and completed graduate studies at the University of Arts Berlin (UdK Berlin) by Katharina Sieverding. Her recent grants have included the DAAD Graduate Studies Grant (2010) and the Franklin Furnace Fund (2011). She participated as a re-performer at Marina Abramovic’s retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2010), and has recently exhibited/ performed her own work at Location One, New York, USA (2011) Musée Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique, Belgium (2011), Freies Museum Berlin, Germany (2012), and P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, USA (2013).