Some people make money with art & power. Elena Montesinos makes art with money & power instead.

Elena Montesinos
ELENA MONTESINOS – The Montesinos Foundation (photo under public copyright license)

BIO

Cultural agitator & former manager of the independent art space FORDE (2012-2014). Artistic director of GET A NERVE, the alternative art fair in parallel to Artgenève (2019-2020). Curator of HOME OF TMF, a space dedicated to happenings, interactive installations and performances in Geneva (2020-2021).

E-mail : wearetmf@protonmail.com


AWARDS

2021 : +35y Artist Award, City of Geneva and FMAC Commission, Geneva
2018 : Act-Art Federation, Geneva
2001 : Geneva Council Grant and Residency in Schönhauser, Berlin
2000 : Lissignol-Chevalier-Galland Grant, Geneva
1999 : Manor Kunstpreis, Geneva
1998 : Swiss Art Award


EVENTS

2021

BVR-REDUX, public workshop with That Girl during BIM 21, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva

DEC 17TH, window performance as That Girl featuring The Wild Panthers and Nagi Gianni’s mask. Curated by Art au Centre in conjunction with Aspasie and Planet 22, Geneva

BONFIRE OF POVERTY, annual performance turned into a personal flashmob this year again, curated by TMF, Geneva

PAY ME A VISIT, Swiss coin mosaic being composed live, on the ground. Window performance at TOPIC art space, curated by A. Marzullo and D. Bernardi, Geneva

ARTIST TALK with D. Pernet at Art Basel for the Swiss Art Awards 2021, invited by Pro Helvetia. Talk and performance all-in-one at Pro Helvetia’s booth, Basel

EXTRA MUROS XXXXX “Au pied du mur” (Too Much Fun), Seedbombs happening with DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFTHome of TMF, Geneva

# EXCUSE MY FRENCH, online performance at the Maison des Arts du Grütli Studio, curated by B. Giongo and N. Sugnaux, GO GO GO Festival, Le Grütli, Centre de production des Arts Vivants, Geneva

2020

BONFIRE OF POVERTY, annual performance turned into a personal flashmob this year, curated by TMF, Geneva

MEGAWIN (Three Miraculous Funds), window video installation group show and lucky draw, curated by the artist, Home of TMF, Geneva

UCHIGAWA (The Misfits Fortress), group show and opening of the new art space run by the artist, member of the Collectif O.P.O. aka Oeil pour Oeil (L. Gabriel, W. Gaze, E. Montesinos, Séni) who curated the group show, Home of TMF, Geneva

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THAT GIRL

Virtual alter-ego on social medias


THAT GIRL – Virtual alter-ego performing and interacting on social medias

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SONIC BIO

Music and sound projects

2022

AN EVENING WITH THAT GIRL AND THE HOMIES, video mashup and closing party with Maudite and Kebab Injection! Starring: Nathanael Esh, Timothy Leighton, That Girl, Lea Pohlhammer, Sanctus Povitch. GO GO GO Festival, Le Grütli, Geneva

2021

MESSAGE IN A MACHINE, a dystopop track produced for Joyfully Waiting with Dr.Reverso, invited by N. Rebholz. Scroll down this page to listen.

NEVER GATE, shooting of the movie co-directed with JD Schneider at Villa Sarasin, Geneva (to be released in 2022)

I NEVER READ/ UNRELEASED GVA, Geneva’s finest experimental musicians mashing up TMF’s spirit! Live broadcast, Art-Basel, Basel

UNRELEASED MASHUP, live lecture of the UNRELEASED artist book edited by Pro Helvetia. Invited by D. Bernardi, featuring lectures by I. Languin, L. Pattaroni, C.H. Tatot. Live effects mashup by Sanctus Povitch. Maison Rousseau Littérature (MRL), Geneva

DEC 17TH, window performance as That Girl featuring The Wild Panthers and Nagi Gianni’s mask. Curated by Art au Centre in conjunction with Aspasie and Planet 22, Geneva

THAT GIRL IS STRANGE, live mix broadcast, invited by Nut-Nut TV, Case à Chocs, Neuchâtel

2020

BIRTHDAY BASH, That Girl’s birthday mix at Bongo Joe for Résiliences Sonores, broadcasted on Radio Vostok

THAT GIRL AT MOTEL RADIO, live broadcast on July 23rd, Motel Campo, Geneva

GET A NERVE! – IN THE HOUSE, Jeff Mills TR-909 surprise live headphone performance curated by TMF around Villa Sarasin, Geneva

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BONFIRE OF POVERTY

Annual performance since 2016


Annual performance in Geneva curated by The Montesinos Foundation

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HELP YOURSELF

Public performance distributing money


SERVEZ-VOUS – Public performance distributing money – Elena Montesinos

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GOODIES

Goodies to listen or download


COUNTERFEIT FOR PAGANS (wallpaper) – Elena Montesinos

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ARTWORKS

LIBERTAS LIBERTASUNRELEASEDBONFIRE OF POVERTYMAXIMA LVXSERVEZ-VOUSPA-PA-PAP-PAPDIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFTTHIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG, ANTIYOUTRIBEYOU WINCOUNTERFEIT FOR PAGANSGOLDEN SHOWERARMAGEDDONPIMP MY RIDEXXXSAFTHAPPY MONDAYALIEN NATIONERRATUMDOMINUS PROVIDEBITHOW TO BUILD AN EMPIREBORDERLINEPICKPOCKETSARM WRESTLINGINFINITYFORTUNASOUND OF THE SYSTEMGENERATION XOIL OIL OILTMF STATIONERYIN LOVING MEMORYNUMBER OF THE BEASTI WALK THE LINETHE PARANORMALSCAMO SOUND15 MINUTES OF SHAMEHUMAN RIGHTS KARAOKE, LOVE IT


ELENA MONTESINOS

BIO
SONIC BIO
THAT GIRL
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