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Elena Kendall-Aranda
Visual Artist

Elena is a French, Spanish and American visual artist and photographer. She is currently based between New York and Madrid. Her work focuses on the construction of identity in contemporary western society. She creates hybrid photographs that lay somewhere between documented truth and fiction.

Implementing strategies involving the theatricalization of subjectivity, she intends to establish metaphors that address issues of embodiment, identity and memory.


MA, Universite Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, Paris, France


BFA, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY

BA, College of Arts and Sciences, New York University, New York, NY


University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA


Lupita Artist Project Grant

Vermont Studio Center Residency, Vermont, USA

VSC Merit Grant


Between Documentary and Fiction, Workshop with Claudine Doury, Ile-de-Batz, France


Emerging Artist in Residency, DAR, London, UK

Arte Por Venir Residency, La Situacion, Cuenca, Spain

Round Barn Photo Excellence Award


Tom Drysdale Production Fund Grant


Lusted Men, Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium (postponed due to Covid-19)

Marché de l’Illustration Impertinante n.3, Le Hasard Ludique, Paris, France

Photo Festival Saint Germain, PhotoSaintGermain, Paris, France



Ghost Town Initiative/ Los Despoblados Homeostasis Lab Pavilion, The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale, Online Exhibit

Flat File Program, Arete Gallery, New York, USA

EMINENT DOMAIN, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA


Utopia of Access, cf Research Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Multi Media Mania Show, Red Barn, Vermont,  USA

Mad River Valley Fair, Vermont, USA

Round Barn Photo Show, Vermont Festival of the Arts, Round Barn, Vermont, USA

Cénote, Espace Les Herbes Folles, Ile-de-Batz, France


Ghost Town Initiative/Los Despoblados, Online Exhibit, DAR

Round Barn Photo Show, Vermont Festival of the Arts, Round Barn, Vermont, USA


Emerging Artists, Calumet Gallery, New York, USA

Show II , Gulf + Western Gallery, New York, USA

DPI ’13 : Senior Thesis, 8th Floor Gallery 721 Broadway, New York, USA


Sword Virgins, Espace aux Rencontres D’Arles, Arles, France

Embodying New Tech: Cyberfeminist Artists And Female Body Representation,” Adjacent Journal, Iss. 4, 2018.

Feminism is for EVERYONE: Eminent Domain overtakes Chelsea,” Art511Mag, ankhurst in the Park Centenary Edition, 2018.

Lupita’s Artist Project Grant awarded to Elena Kendall Aranda,” Sierra Nevada University, 2018.

Ghost Towns and Cyberspace: conversations with photographer Elena Kendall-Aranda,” Interview with Katrina Russell, The Content Journal, No.  3, 2018.

Photo Essay in “Digital Identities, Self Narratives,” DigiMag Journal, No. 75, 2017.

“Ile-de-Batz,” Exhibition Catalogue, 2017.

In Conversation With Elena Kendall-Aranda,” Interview with Tom Milnes, Curating the Contemporary, Jan. 23 2017.

“Embodying New Technologies: Cyberfeminist Artists and the Representation of the Female Body,” Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, 2016.

Photo Essay “Sword Virgins,” ISO Magazine, No. 11, 2014.

Photo Essay in “Emerging Photographers to Watch,” MUSEE Magazine, 6 Vol.2 2012, 2013.