Elen Braga (1984, Maranhão, Brazil) lives and works in Brussels.


Elen Braga

Elen Braga is a Brazilian artist living in Belgium. She’s a multidisciplinary visual artist in the fields of installation, sculpture, and public space. Her large-scale installations often accompany a performative aspect connected to the use of her own image. She challenges herself to work with new materials and techniques; sewing, ceramics, metal. Elen Braga researches themes such as strength-requiring and resilience. Her practice often involves self-imposed tasks, as well as intense labor-requiring endeavors. She delves into mythological narratives, revisiting them to examine the ways in which they survive in contemporary behavior and beliefs. Most of the time, her work is strongly concerned with the contexts of the places in which it is presented. At the same time, she plays with the paradoxes of materiality, trying to use different materials than those used in everyday life. 

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Selected Works
Elen Braga
White palm-tree
2021
hand-tufted tapestry
97 x 38 cm
Elen Braga
White palm-tree
2021
ceramic and wood
63 x 27 x 27 cm
Elen Braga
Elen ou Hubris
2020
foot detail from the left leg
500 x 90 cm
Charme Brut
September 9 - October 16, 2021
Brussels
Exhibitions
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ELEN BRAGA 

Le Tombeau du Géant 

in Brussels, BE

August 27 – October 16, 2021
Waldburger Wouters

Salon d'O - Thermae Palace, Ostend, BE

with Elen Braga, Matthias Dornfeld, Walter Swennen & Dirk Zoete

September 3 – September 5, 2021
Ostend

ELEN BRAGA, MATTHIAS DORNFELD, DIRK ZOETE 

Charme Brut 

in Brussels, BE

September 9 - October 16, 2021
Waldburger Wouters
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