is a video artist of Cuban descent, born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES) in 1979. She was guest professor at the Art Academy Kassel (DE) and the Art Academy Mainz (DE) and currently shares a professorship with artist Candice Breitz at the HBK Braunschweig (DE). Cortiñas has been awarded numerous grants and residencies, including the Fundación Botín, the Berlin Senate, Villa Sträuli, Kunstfonds, Goethe Institute, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Rupert Residency, Villa Massimo and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. Her artistic practice can be located within the appropriation tradition, using already existing cinema to de- and reconstruct identities as well as narratives according to new discourses. Her collage-like video essays and installations mix found imagery with documentary strategies.
2020 One last thing before I don’t longer talk (w.t.)
, Galerie Wedding, Berlin. Videoart at Midnight, Berlin. 2019 Walls Have Feelings (and They Are not Afraid to Speak)
, Twin, Madrid. Always bite the hand that feeds you
, CONVENT Space for Contemporary Art, Ghent (BE). Walls Have Feelings
, Argos Center for Art and Media, Brussels. 2018 Remixers Never Die
, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Vilnius. 2017 Double Feature: Eli Cortiñas
, SCHIRN Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main (DE).
Premios Beca Botín, Santander (ES). 2019
Fotonoviembre 15, TEA, Tenerife (ES). 2018
Riga Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga. Focus Eli Cortiñas
, International Film Festival Gijón, Gijón (ES). Melancholia
, Villa Empain, Fondation Borghossian, Brussels. 2017 Film Footage Photography. Eli Cortiñas
, Angelo Novi, Martina Sauter, Museum für Photographie, Brunswick (DE). Ten emerging artists. Contemporary experimental films and video art from Germany,
Goethe Institute, Toronto (CA). 2016 The human condition
, Museum of Modern Art, Moscow.
Eli Cortiñas – The Most Given of Givens
, exh. cat., Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Stipendium, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Berlin 2016.
Eli Cortiñas – What About Tropical Delights in Neoliberal Times?
, exh. cat., Centro de Arte La Regenta, Centro Átlantico de Arte Moderno, Sala San Antonio Abad, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2015.
Portrait of the artist filming in the Delta del Paraná, Argentina