Ship To Shore
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November 21, 2023

Courtesy of Ocean Schmidt Institut

Join us for a ship-to-shore connection with Elena Alonso Fernández, an artist on board the Falkor (too) from the Schmidt Ocean Institute, on November 21, 2023, live-streamed on at 6 PM CET. 

Alonso works at the intersection of painting and participatory art, exploring the contemporary potential of the portrait through participatory approaches that allow both humans and non-humans to become active co-creators of their representation. In this research, she will collaborate with scientists in the Galápagos National Park to study hydrothermal vents and their interrelationship with other species, including humans. Her goal is to highlight the ecological value of deep-sea ecosystems at a crucial moment in the advent of deep-sea mining.
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Elena Alonso Fernández is a visual artist from Vigo (Galicia, Spain). She studied Fine Arts at the Universities of Salamanca, Helsinki and Barcelona. In 2018, she graduated from the postgraduate master's program Art in Context at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK) with Prof. Dr. Jörg Heiser. Her work has been shown at the New Media Society in Tehran, the AHNE Festival in Helsinki, during the XIII Havana Biennial, and in several group and solo exhibitions in Berlin, where she has been living and working since 2011.
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