Elian Somers

Elian Somers lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
With a background in visual arts and architecture, Elian Somers investigates the urban and utopian landscape, in particular the interplay between architecture and urbanism, ideologies and (geo)politics. In recent years she has been working on projects as
A Mountain Afar (2023-), A Stone from the Moon (2015-2022), One and Another State of Yellow (2013-2017), Border Theories (2009-2013), California City (2010-2012) and Droom als er ooit een was / A Dream if Ever There Was One (2006-2008). In these long-term, research-based projects she is in search of constructed realities and truths, hidden and virtual histories, and the utopian experiment. Multiple realities, histories and truths intermingle in her works.

Her works have been shown at various art venues, a.o. Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Amsterdam; Pennings Foundation, Eindhoven; Foam, Amsterdam; TENT, Rotterdam; Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven (DE) and MK Galerie, Berlin (DE). The works have also been regularly published as artist books, and in art, photography and architecture magazines. The book One and Another State of Yellow (Fw: Books) was published in 2017, and the book Border Theories (Fw: Books) in 2013.