Born in Paris in 1985, living in Paris.
Elsa Werth develops a multifaceted body of work including installations, sculptures, videos, artist’s books, and sound pieces. The economy of labor and ways of working form the context from which her artistic practice unfolds. She accounts for ordinary actions, daily gestures linked to contemporary activities and rituals by designating and destabilizing them through displacement operations, counter-uses, and disruptions.
With a genuine economy of means, she advocates for anti-spectacular productions as tactics of resistance. Her working materials encompass the things that constitute reality: objects, words, forms, and signs through which we experience life. These are common things in every sense of the term: common because they are ordinary, common because they are shared.