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The performance 27.02. Marktplatz (Market Square 27th of February) forms part of the long-term project Tracking the Traffic by artist Elianna Renner. It is a co-operative art project that deals with the history of the trafficking of women as part of a larger narrative of migration in the 19th and 20th century. From the 1860s until the years of the Interwar Period, women from Eastern Europe – many of them from Jewish families – fell victim to international trafficking circles, that operated across several continents. Around the same time, the Jewish-European and non-Jewish-European women’s movement merged increasingly, joining forces to combat the international trafficking of women. The main focus of the art project Tracking the Traffic is to explore the histories of the migration of women, as well as the trafficking of women and its combatting by way of various artistic representations, and to recontruct the sites of these historic events, like the Bremen Market Square.

The performance 27.02. Marktplatz emerged from a workshop at the University of the Arts, Bremen (HfK) and was developed and realized in collaboration with Claudia Piepenbrock, Katharina Kreutzkamp and Lulu Mendelova, and HfK Bremen.

Location: February 27th, 2015 at 7:30 pm Marktplatz Bremen (Bremen Market Square)

As part of the Laboratory on Order//Structure (Lab Ordnung//Struktur)
Concept: Z. Schmidt and
 thealit Frauen.Kultur.Labor, for further information please visit

Supported by: Senator of Cultural Affairs, Bremen / Heinrich Böll Foundation, Bremen / HfK Bremen / Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin

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Anja Fussbach: Serengeti darf nicht sterben (Serengeti mustn't die)

25. Mai bis 13. Juli 2014

Städtische Galerie im Buntentor
Buntentorsteinweg 112
28201 Bremen

Di- So 12 – 18 Uhr
Mo geschlossen

Elianna Renner was invited to participate in the bi-annual group exhibition “8th Bremen Kunstfrühling”. One of her most recent works, the audio-visual installation “Askhim” (2014), will be on display alongside a selection of emerging artists from the Northern region of Germany and a number of internationally reknown artists, such  as Zanele Muholi and John Bock.

Opening: Thursday, 15th of May, 7pm | 16th to 25th of May, 2014 | 11 am to 8pm daily | Admission: 12€ Students: 8€

The accompanying publication can be ordered at: office (at)

Link to the event’s website

bildschirmfoto_2014-02-15_um_15.03Elianna Renner, “Askhim“, Audio-visual Installation, 2014


The German Association of Women Artists (GEDOK) awarded Elianna Renner, member of GEDOK Bremen, with the Dr. Theobald Simon Award 2012.

“To illuminate the cruel and un-elapsed past, to transpose it with subtle interventions into the succinct-mundane and thereby prompting fresh perceptions and considerations, is the peculiar merit of young media artist Elianna Renner”, as it says in the jury’s credentials.

The award is bestowed on one highly skilled GEDOK member every two years. The award presentation was held on January 11th, 2013, at Künstlerforum, Bonn/Germany.

Prof. Ulrike Rosenbach, President of the German Association of Women Artists, GEDOK

Dr. Irene Kleinschmidt-Altpeter, Curator at Kunstmuseum Bonn/Germany


Künstlerforum Bonn:

Hochschule für Künste Bremen:

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Elianna Renner was part of BEYOND THE PALE radio show on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City. Host Eve Sicular is talking to Elianna Renner about her recent art project that will take her around the world from December 2012 until June 2013. Elianna is being interviewed by Eve from 10:30 to 25:00 and again from 39:00 to 47:00.

Click here to listen:

link to the BEYOND THE PALE web page with more detailed information about the show:
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Anja Fussbach // Bestiarium exhibition

Anja Fussbach’s work will be part of a group exhibition called “Bestiarium.” The exhibition investigates seven distinct positions presenting depictions of animals in contemporary art.

The show is located at Syker Vorwerk – Centre for Contemporary Art and will be open December 9th, 2012 – March 17th, 2013

Opening hours:
Wed 3pm – 7 pm
Sat 2pm – 6 pm
Sun/holidays 11am – 6pm

Syker Vorwerk – Centre for Contemporary Art
Am Amtsmannteich 3, 28857 Syke, Germany

Einladung _Bestiarium
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IMG_2659Elianna Renner’s multi media approach circles around performance and audio-visual installation, which are sometimes combined with film and photography. Her work is based on women’s oral history and has in the past circled around the recovery of her own family’s history. In her work, Elianna Renner likes telling stories that are linked to everyday life and contain biographical elements. Taking a subjective stance on history, she reinvents moments that seem to be taken out of reality, only to slightly bend them into fiction. This technique creates situations that are shifting between objectivity and subjectivity, and which are humorous and thought provoking at the same time.
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