To Dream, to Collect


Elian Stolarsky

1990 Montevideo, Uruguay

10 Works exhibited

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Graduate in Visual and Plastic Arts at the National School of Fine Arts Institute (Montevideo) and Master in installation and graphic techniques at the Kask & Conservatorium (Ghent). She is the youngest artist to exhibit individually at the National Museum of Visual Arts in Montevideo. She has won several awards, scholarships and residences in Uruguay, Brazil, USA, Mexico, Belgium or Spain.

Elián’s work revolves around the relationship between memory, migration and history, and the imbrication of this elements with both persona and colective matters. She combines traditional techiques and art forms with new materials and installations as a way of materializing her point of view on history. She uses etching as a metaphor of the action of remembering obsesive details that turn fundamental and buid new universes, with the only aim of understanding where she comes from and where she aspires to go to.

The project she presents at the fair, trough methacrylates, photos and drawings,  goes over the ordinary in the midst of turbulent periods in twentieth-century Europe. Each piece brings into play the relationship of the individual with the collective, allowing the viewer to recognize himself, regardless of the particular historical context, in that which may be called “human”.


My artistic practice delves around the relation between memory, migration and history. How History it is a Man´s construction made from choices. How migration is inherent in the concept of humanity. And how memory exists in order to be able to relate to each other as human beings.


30 years of Taller Cebollatí, MEC Ministry of Education and Culture, Montevideo,Uruguay. 
Casa Mario, Centro de exposiciones Subte,Montevideo, Uruguay.
Looking Through the eyes of Machines, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
Galería Diana Saravia, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, China.
ESTE ARTE ART FAIR, Galería Diana Saravia, Centro de Convenciones de Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay.
Open Portfolio, Edificio Ensanche, FIG, Festival Internacional de Grabado y Arte sobre Papel, Bilbao, España.
Continuum, CASA DE VELÁZQUEZ, Madrid, España.
Earth and reveries, Berkeley, EEUU. (Curator: Mayumi Hamanaka)
Jesualdo: la palabra mágica, MUSEO FIGARI, Montevideo, Uruguay. (Curator: Adriana Gallo)
KIOSKO, CCE, Centro Cultural España, Bienalsur, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Juego de muñecas, EAC, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Ditbetekent das zelfs, KASK & CONSERVATORIUM, Gent, Belgium.
Alien, De Ruimte,  Gent, Belgium.
Dies hat zur Folge, dass selbst der bewandertste Betrachter auf halbem Wegeseinen Rundgang abbricht, Rundgang Kunstakademie Münster, Germany. (Curators: Stefaan Deehdene y Henk Visch)
Un cuarto de siglo de taller, Espacio IMPO, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Entre la desmesura y la insignificancia (Exhibition by Diego Villalba), guest artist, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Primera Bienal Internacional de Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay.
TRIO Biennial, Río de Janeiro, Brazil.
Bloque Errático, Proyecto Casamario, Montevideo, Uruguay. (Curator: Sebastián Alonso)
Ancestros y memoria, Museo Zorrilla, Montevideo, Uruguay. (Curator: Nora Kimelman)
Alma Negra: gráficos suecos y uruguayos, Galería SOA, Montevideo, Uruguay. (Curator: Juan Cano)
Retratos Contemporáneos o panorama actual de una subjetividad fragmentada,  Centro de Exposiciones Subte, Montevideo, Uruguay. (Curator: Rulfo)
Paul Cezánne Award Exhibition, MNAV, Montevideo, Uruguay.       
Salón Nacional, MNAV, Montevideo, Uruguay.
La gráfica de Uruguay y su Historia, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Ateneo de Yucatán, Mexico.
Compartiendo miradas Montevideo-Granada, Facultad de Bellas Artes de Granada, Spain.
Salón de Otoño Franco-brasilero, BROU, San Pablo, Brazil. (Curator: Myriam Managau)
Stars in my pocket like grains of sand, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, USA. (Curator: Jason Keeling)
Bienal de Salto, Salto, Uruguay. (Curator: Oscar Larroca)
La imagen gráfica, FUNDACIÓN UNIÓN, Montevideo, Uruguay. (Curators: Rimer Cardillo y Claudia Anselmi)
Trabajar conversando (estilo, contrapunto y pericón), FUNDACIÓN UNIÓN, Montevideo, Uruguay. (Curator: Carlos Capelán)
Lo secundario también interesa, CCE, Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo, Uruguay. (Curator: Víctor Lema Riqué)
Homenaje a José Guadalupe Posada a 100 años de su muerte, Bienal Internacional de Carteles de México, touring exhibition: El Paso, Xalapa, Salt Lake City, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, Morelia Michoacán, México y Estados Unidos.
Buril de fuego: homenaje a José Guadalupe Posada, XII Bienal Internacional del Cartel en México, Taiwán, China.
Una muestra sobre nada, FUNDACIÓN ATCHUGARRY, Maldonado, Uruguay. (Curator: Magdalena Fernández)
Data para el futuro, EAC, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Works by Elián Stolarsky

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