TMF PRESENTS: UNRELEASED – Cahier d’artiste curated by Pro Helvetia A collection of works and performances unrealized for various reasons outside the artist’s will. Essays by Samuel Gross, Eve-Marie Knoerle, Irène Languin, Luca Pattaroni and Claude-Hubert Tatot. (French, English), Edizioni Galleria Periferia, 2021 “Elena Montesinos is a cultural agitator in the best possible sense. She bubbles over […]


MAXIMA LVX VIRIDITATIS (2017) – The Montesinos Foundation (Elena Montesinos), light and data installation by the lakeside on the Italie boat, curated by FMAC. Geneva’s motto – “Post Tenebras Lux” (“after darkness comes the light”) – takes on its full meaning during the Geneva Lux festival showcasing luminous art installations on the streets and certain buildings when the dark […]


SERVEZ-VOUS (“help yourself”), public performance distributing money, Festival d’idées à but non lucratif, Geneva train station, 15th of May 2019 In Switzerland, giving away money – while wearing a black block burka made of diverse supporter flags – is illegal but yet quite some fun… SERVEZ-VOUS (HELP YOURSELF) – The Montesinos Foundation – Elena Montesinos SERVEZ-VOUS […]


During the second BIG – Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants de Genève, 2017 : DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT (= The Weeds Embassy) project has been launched officially in one of the sixty shipping containers where BIG takes shape. DIE UNKRAUT BOTSCHAFT is an eco-activism concept that started in Berlin during a residency in 2005, when discovering an area fallow in Sebastianstrasse […]


Interactive psycho-active installation inside a metallic intercontinental container during the 2015 B.I.G. Biennale in Geneva. This experience stands against Guantanamo audio torture methods. The public kneeled in the sand, in total darkness while listening to a 8 minutes heavy-metal riffs loop through loud headphones. Music by Francisco Meirino. Made in collaboration with Amnesty, part of the […]


Antechrist crucifix made out of 5 swiss cents coins. PANTONE K 2013, curated by Collectif Kugler, Geneva ANTI – Elena Montesinos ANTI – Elena Montesinos ANTI – Elena Montesinos – British two pennies coins mosaic, London 2015   EnregistrerEnregistrer EnregistrerEnregistrerEnregistrerEnregistrer