Werdegang / Ausbildung:
Elena Amabili’s long-term photographic work focuses on Socialist architecture, Béton brut, and political geography. Her psycho-geographic project Slavaroid – Instant East focuses on cataloguing lost, forgotten and derelict spaces in the countries of the former Eastern Bloc. Colored, blurry, sometimes messed up, these analog instant photos fixate traces of a world that no longer exists but still exerts influence. From Armenia to Dresden, from Moscow to Latvia, from Kazakhstan to Moldova, these relics are here to stay and suggest that any (perfect) future is only ever possible with solid memory and an understanding of the past.
Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen:
Italian-born Berlin-based photographer Elena Amabili dedicates her work to Socialist architecture, Béton brut, political geography and urban exploration. Her long term photographic projects focus on cataloguing lost, forgotten and not preserved spaces in the countries of the former Eastern Bloc. Next to Slavaroid – Instant East, she cooperates with Alessandro Calvaresi on “Drum Bun,” a photographic journey across the roads of Moldova through its USSR-era road signs, and “Soviet Innerness,” an ongoing project tracing the ornamental legacy the East as found on dilapidated interior walls – the latter featured on The Calvert Journal, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Domus and many other major magazines.