Elena Harvey Collins is the second visitor to the Residence, joining us in PIttsburgh For the first two weeks of April. During her stay, she'll be working on a series of essays around a group of Pittsburgh artists and their interactions with the city. This group includes Tina Brewer, General Sisters, Ramon Riley, Linda Wallen, Barbara Weissberger, and Alisha B. Wormsley. The essays will be distributed during and after her visit through several online platforms, later culminating in a printed catalog.
Elena is an artist, curator, and writer from London, England. As curatorial assistant at MOCA Cleveland, she was a contributing curator to the exhibition How to Remain Human (Megan Lykins Reich and Rose Bouthillier). She organized the recent sound installation Fatima Al Qadiri: Chinas of the Mind and worked on a wide range of projects including Jessica Eaton: Wild Permutations (all 2015); Kirk Mangus: Things Love; and the off-site performance Kevin Beasley: And in My Dream I Was Rolling on the Floor (both 2014). She is a co-author of the How to Remain Human catalog, and her writing has been published by Art Practical, Daily Serving, Temporary Art Review, and in the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative’s journal “Urban Infill” (KSU Press). Her long running collaboration with artist and filmmaker Liz Roberts centers on the mediation of landscape and the language of self help. She is currently an artist in residence at the Kala Art institute in Berkeley, California.