Born in 1983, Rovigo (Italy).
Lives and works in Rovigo, Milan and New York.
In her artistic research, Bertaglia explores the worlds of nature, symbols, ambiguity, brutality, duality and memory, from either an intimate and shared perspective. She addresses philosophical themes through an oneiric language, specially investigating the concept of threshold as metamorphosis, difficult and necessary to the search and the development of the identity. The artist freely pursues new layers of experimentation through a miscellaneous approach in small and large-scale paintings–on canvas, paper or wood–sculptures, wall drawings, installations and site-specific projects.
Elisa Bertaglia is an Italian visual artist; in 2009 she received her MFA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy. In 2009 she won a scholarship for Painting at the same Academy.
Since 2008 she has been actively exhibiting in Italy and abroad in several museums and art Institutions, including: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Saitama, Japan; Cittadella degli Archivi, Milan, Italy; MANA Contemporary, Jersey City, USA; Kunsthaus HB55, Berlin, Germany; Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy; Sankt Peter am Perlach, Augsburg, Germany; Villa Reale, Monza, Italy; Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 54ma Venice Biennale, Arsenale, Venice, Italy.
She took part in several art projects and art residencies, such as Officine Saffi Gallery, Milan, Italy (2017); ESKFF at MANA Contemporary, New Jersey, USA (2016); Progetto Borca and Dolomiti Contemporanee, Belluno, Italy (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011).
She actively collaborates with art critics, curators and journalists and many articles have been written about her works in contemporary art magazines, among them: ArtsLife, Espoarte, Artribune, Exibart, Segno, AreaArte, Jasmine Magazine, Hestetika.