The Heroine’s Journey of Elena Dell’Andrea

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Well, as a visual artist the best part of my work is finding inspiration and good harmony. All the rest is a consequence. At first time, I had been creating artistic works when I was angry or sad, but those works didn’t satisfy me. With patience and calm I’ve learnt to find good inspiration in a positive way.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happiness is a life with art and love.

What is my greatest fear? I’m scared to don’t earn enough money to achieve economic stability to make a family.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? There are many parts of my character I don’t like, indeed. At first, I never ask someone for help or advice. I’m headstrong and not an easy person.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I do admire Marina Abramovich. She’s a great female artist and she became an icon of history of art. She’s very strong and in the same time she has a deep personality. I think she’s a very special person.

What is my greatest extravagance? In my opinion extravagance is normal, so I think normal people are more extravagant than me 😛 (Laugh)

On what occasion would I lie? Really I hope that I don’t need to do that.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I don’t like dealing with the economic part. If it will be possible I would like to have some collaborators, so I could dedicate myself exclusively to my art.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? The happiest moment was when I had been working with my friends, involving other people. For example during “Nothingness” exhibition in Poveglia Island, where people helped me to create 8 tips “Star”, a big ephemeral installation.

If I could, what would I change about myself? What I can say is that I need to be more self-confident, so I have to work on it.

What is my greatest achievement in work? I have had many results at work, such as international exhibitions in Budapest, but I think that the best is what has yet to come.

Where would I most like to live? Now I would like to live in Napoli. I think it’s such a great Italian city, in particular for contemporary art.

What is my most treasured possession? It’s my special view of life. This help me to create beautiful artworks.

What is my most marked characteristic? I have mental freedom and I’m very independent.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Every part of Venice inspires me, especially bridges but my most inspirational location is The ancient Marciana Library in Venice.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? There are many places to eat and drink in Venice. My favourite place is outside in front of the sea.

What books influenced my life and how? In Search of the Miraculous. Fragments of an Unknown Teaching.” of Petr Ouspensky is the transcription of Gurdjieff’s teaching. It helps me to trust in the future, building day by day a new reality.

Who are my favorite writers? I like most philosophers, but also essayists. One of my favourite is French. He is Jean Clair.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Bob Marley ‘s Could you be loved ?

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I don’t have any more. For a long period my heroine was The Scarlett O’Hara.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? In real life they are my parents. They are hard workers work a lot and very strong.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? I recommend Poesia sin fin of Jodorowsky. It is an autobiographical film but it explains universal themes. In this film he uses poetry and art to help collectivity to grow up.

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is the fuel of my life and it is very important in my work.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? I think my greatest fan is Rocco, my boyfriend. He encourages me every time I need. We do and like the same things and we have so many things in common, above all art.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? It would be incredible if I could work with Marina Abramovich .

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? I would like to meet a good curator who trust in my work and help me to realize a great personal exhibition.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I’m working in a project called “Artist is a bridge”. I draw a map of Venice build by its bridges. I would like to do the same with Amsterdam, Hamburg , Saint Petersbourg and other cities full of bridges.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? Next exhibitions are programmed in VeneziaMestre, Trieste and Rome.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? “Passion Never Retires” means to me not stop fighting to carry out our own projects and not stop working on what makes us feel good.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? I have many creative heroines to suggest you! Adua Martina Rosarno, Barbara Dal Bianco, Jaya Cozzani , Irina Danilova, Marija Markovic

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