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ELLENA, Véronique

PORTRAIT-ELLENABorn in 1966 in France, where she lives and works.

Véronique Ellena studied at the La Cambre National School of Visual Arts in Brussels, where she was awarded the Jules and Marie Destrée Prize. In 1993 her work was shown at the Charleroi Photography Museum. After completing her studies, her work was exhibited in 1996 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Her work is represented in many private collections and such major public collections as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the National Collection of Contemporary Art (FNAC), the Ile-de-France Regional Collection of Contemporary Art and elsewhere.

She has been awarded numerous prizes and grants including the Villa Médicis in 2008, a City of Paris grant in 2004 and a Villa Médicis extramural grant in 1998. In 1996 she joined the Galerie Alain Gutharc in Paris where she has shown her work in a number of exhibitions. She has received commissions from the National Centre for the Visual Arts, Christian Lacroix and Brussels 2000, European Capital of Culture. She has held exhibitions in major locations in France and Europe.

Véronique Ellena presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2009, nominated by Christian Lacroix for the Discovery Award, with her series Still Lives.