Dr Helena Elias

Visual Artist, Artistic Researcher and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts Lisbon. Helena holds a PhD thesis about the censorship applied over the public art production by the Portuguese dictatorship (1933-1974). Through counter-image and ecocriticism practices, Helena operates in a forensic mode to create (dis)locations and (re)configurations. She currently investigates the (un)condition of a border through the ELSE project.

Keywords: Counter-memory of Human and non-human borders, participatory material discursive agencies, education, labour, territories.

ELSE project in Photographic Impulse: Measuring the colonies and their Bodies:

ELSE residence (2021) at the Creative Europe project PTM, Decolonize Education through Art:

ELSE project residence at MUNHAC-Lisbon coming soon at:

ARcTic South, a FBAUL EEA Grants project held in partnership with KIHO: