Bio and CV

Elena Berriolo is a New York-based artist who has created many sculptures and installations. Since 2009 she made a commitment of working exclusively in the book format and performing while producing books.


Performances:  February 5th 2017 A Book as a Bridge Among Diversity January 20th 2017 A Book as a Pink Line January 20th 2017 A Book as a Pink Line, traveling from New York, Penn station to Washington DC on an Amtrak train, December 18th 2016 A Book as a Bridge across the Mexican Border, Traveling on a Tourismo Express bus from San Diego to Tijuana, Mexico, June 22nd 2016 at the New York Transit Museum, Platforms The Making of a Book with Sewing Machine in the New York City Subway, June 6th 2016, A Book as a Bridge , a performance with sewing machine on the Staten Island Ferry from Battery Park to Staten Island, November 11th and 23rd 2015 A Book as a Bridge, a performance with sewing machine on the 2 subway train going from Wall St. to the Bronx and back, January 2015 Fiternan Center, BMCC, New York: “Sewing Music Into Visual Art, The Sound of Silence”, January 2014  Kunsthalle Galapagos, TRD Brooklyn,NY “Perforation of the Fibonacci Sequence in a Book”, July 11th 2013 Reh Kunst, TRD, Berlin, Germany. Transcription of Piero Manzoni’s Infinite Line with Sewing Machine”  – May 30th 2013 Susan Eley Fine Art “Feed Me The Line” a performance with sewing machine and poetry, in collaboration with Monica De La Torre. – January 26th 2013 Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brroklyn, NY  for “This Red Door”: “Transcription of Piero Manzoni’s Infinite Line with Sewing Machine”, – 2012 Bravin Lee Programs, NY : “In a Book, a Page is One Side of a Two Sided Sheet of Paper”, May 5th 2012 Bravin Lee Programs: “Two Sided Concerto”, a performance with sewing machine and  piano” – 1999 Venice Biennale ,“Soup Kichen” for “Oreste” at the Italian Pavilion, – 1996 Threadwaxing Space, New York, “Empty Body”, – 1998 Gallery Mary Barone, New York: “Empty Body With Blue Fold”

One Person Shows: 2015 Featured Artist, The center For Book Arts (Oct.22nd-Dec.12th) 2014 Art Projects international, New York, “Fascination” a collaboration with Ko Un. 2012 – BravinLee programs, New York ,2001 – Lo Spazio, New York, – 1998 Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, – 1998 Gallery Revolution, Ferndale (MI), – 1998 Gallery Mary Barone, New York, – 1998 Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead,NY – 1993 Care/of, Milano, Italy, – 1991 Matteo Remolino, Torino, Italy – 1990 Studio Marconi, Milano, Italy, – 1989 Galleria Pinta, Genova, Italy.

Her Books have been included in the following exhibitions:  

April 29th 2017  La Notte featured in the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt show  “172 New Book Objects”  February 14th 2017 Illegal Fashion Show, White Box Gallery, Paper Reveries” Shirley Fiterman Art Center NY – PIEROGI XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition Sept.2014 –The Last Brucennial”  NY, March  2014 –Paper Goods”, curated by Kara Rooney, Susan Eley Fine Arts,  2013“Off Broadway”  Feb.1st to May 26th 2013Herzoh August Bibliotheck Wolfenbüttel, Germany. 2012 -“Au Plaisir Du Livre,” Librairie Auguste Blizot, Paris, 2011- “One of a Kind Books,” Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA, 2009 – “Global Books,” Cité du Livre, Aix En Provence, France, 2003 -“Wandering Library” Markers IV in Venice, 1997 – “La Tentation du Livre,” Espace Culturel de Tinnqueux, France, 1994 – “Di Carta ed Altro,” Museo Pecci Prato, Italy, 1988 -“Libri d’Artista,”Galleria Cavellini, Brescia, Italy.

Her non-book work has been shown in numerous museums and galleries, including: The Pecci Museum in Milan in the show “Turbolenze”  March 9th April 14th 2012 – Centro Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in the shows: “In Forma” (1994) and “Futurama” (2000)   48th Venice Biennale, Oreste alla Biennale, 1999 – “Construction in Process,” Bydgodsh, Poland (2000) – 49th Venice Biennale (2001), The Ludwig-Forum, Aachen; Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf ; the Stadtische   Ausstellungshalle, Münster; Galleria D’Arte Contemporanea, Bologna for the show “Transfer” (1996) – The Centre Cultural La Beneficiencia Valencia, Spain for the show “Sul nostro tempo”(1996) – Artist Space, New York, “Selection From The Artists File” (1994) – Threadwaxing Space, New York, “The Offering” (1994) – “Construction in Process,” Mitzpeh Ramon, Israel (1995)

Public Collections:

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library La Jolla, CA

Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany

University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE,

Rare Book Collection William Allan Neilson Library Smith College Nothampton, MA.

Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Rare Book Collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France,

Rare Books Collection of the  Bibliothèque “La Méjanes” in Aix en Provence, France,

“Médiathèque La Durance” in Cavaillon”, France,

Centro Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato Italy.