Eliana Sofia

Languages: English (native speaker); French (fluent— DALF C1); German (advanced); Danish (intermediate); Spanish (basic); Hebrew (basic)

Education

2019-2021 (Forthcoming): Masters of Arts in Visual Arts, TRANS Program at the Haute école d’art et de design—Genève, Geneva, Switzerland

2017: Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous and Western Art History and Visual Arts at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2014-2015: Exchange student at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2011-2012: Diplôme Universitaire d’Études Françaises (DUEF) C1 at l’Université Stendhal Grenoble III, Grenoble, France

2011-2012: Student at l'Atelier de Peinture, Grenoble, France (class in Oil Painting)

2010: Student at Laney College, Oakland, CA, USA (class in Drawing and Composition)

Visual Arts Solo Exhibitions and Events

2018: "Rise and Fall/ Nousu ja lasku" Solo Exhibition at the Kemijärvi Artist Residency, Kemijärvi, Finland

2018: Artist's talk and Presentation for the International ResArtis Meeting 2018, Kemijärvi Artist Residency, Kemijärvi, Finland

Group Exhibitions

2019: “Wrestling with Impermanence” Pilotenkueche Group Exhibition, Leipzig, Germany

2019: “Elsewhere a Blue Line and the Absurdity of a Ghost on a Stone” Pilotenkueche Group Exhibition, Leipzig, Germany

2019: “Fast Kotzen” Pilotenkueche Group Exhibition, Leipzig, Germany

2019: “Unfinished Hase” Pilotenkueche Group Exhibition, Leipzig, Germany

2018: “Haihatus International 7” Group Exhibition, Joutsa, Finland

2016: "Re:Exhibition" Undergraduate Student Exhibition at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2015: "READ Books Printed Matter Student Exhibition and Sale" at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

Collections

2016: Permanent Collection of the UBC Printmedia Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada

2015: Permanent Collection of the UBC Printmedia Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada

2014: Permanent Collection of the UBC Printmedia Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Residencies

2019: Pilotenkueche International Art Program Round 39, Leipzig, Germany (funded by the British Columbia Arts Council)

2019: Pilotenkueche International Art Program Round 38, Leipzig, Germany (funded by the British Columbia Arts Council)

2018: Kemijärvi Artist Residency, Kemijärvi, Finland

2018: Haihatus Artist Residency, Joutsa, Finland

Press

2019: Valcárcel, María. "Artist Spotlight: Eliana Jacobs". Pilotenkueche International Art Program // Leipzig. February 05, 2019. http://westside.pilotenkueche.net/?p=16120

2019: Pilotenkueche International Art Program: “Review: Wrestling with Impermanence” http://westside.pilotenkueche.net/?p=18855

2019: Pilotenkueche International Art Program: “Review: Elsewhere a Blue Line...” http://westside.pilotenkueche.net/?p=18629

2019: Pilotenkueche International Art Program, “ReView: Fast Kotzen” http://westside.pilotenkueche.net/?p=16885

2019: The Leipzig Glocal. “Pilotenkueche at its best: floating rooms, slasher films”. The Leipzig Glocal// Leipzig, March 18, 2019. https://leipglo.com/2019/03/18/pilotenkueche-floating-rooms-slasher-films/?fbclid=IwAR1emVicYiHYT5ezwWb1DJkWkbb217iCQBq1ms0ecU_M_smbMqF3JmyM8rQ

2019: Pilotenkueche International Art Program, “ReView: Unfinished Hase” http://westside.pilotenkueche.net/?p=16359

2018: “Eliana haluaa herättää keskustelua syrjinnästä”. Koti-Lappi, Vol. 7 No. 26, East Lapland, Finland

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Award/Funding

2018-2019: British Columbia Arts Council: Early Career Development Award

Circus Performance

2019: Invited as judge, performer, and workshop instructor at Zero Gravity International Aerial Art Festival, Tallinn, Estonia .

2014-2018: Performed independently and with various professional circus companies around Vancouver, BC, Canada.

2016: Included in the casting database of Cavalia Inc.

2014-2015: Member of the Professional Artists Copenhagen Association in Copenhagen, Denmark.

2007-2011: Member of Splash Circus and Circus Spire Youth Performance Troupe in Oakland, USA.

Select Productions and Corporate Circus Performances

2018: Whistler Blackcomb Foundation (Whistler, Canada) with The Underground Circus

2017: Vancouver Convention Centre (Vancouver, Canada) with The Underground Circus

2017: I Love Circus Cabaret Vol. II: In.Fusion (Vancouver, Canada)

2016: Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver, Canada) with CircusWest Performing Arts Society

2016: River Rock Casino Resort (Richmond, Canada) with The Underground Circus

2015: Quirques III: A Night of New and Questionable Circus (Vancouver, Canada)

2014: Whistler Blackcomb Foundation (Whistler, Canada) with The Underground Circus

2013: River Rock Casino Resort (Richmond, Canada) with The Underground Circus

2011: SubPi (Oakland, USA) at Kinetic Arts Center

Circus Residency

2020 (Forthcoming): “Circus Sessions” by Femmes du Feu, Toronto, ON, Canada

Circus Coaching

2018- 2019: Artistenkombinat e.V, Leipzig, Germany (adult trapeze and aerial hoop instructor)

2018-2019: Various circus schools and studios around Germany and Finland (guest trapeze and aerial hoop workshop instructor)

2018: IVA Berlin, Berlin, Germany (guest and workshop instructor)

2016-2018: CircusWest Performing Arts Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Head adult trapeze and aerial hoop instructor Fall 2017-Spring-2018; aerials, handstands, and acrobatics instructor)

2017-2018: Boswell Dance Studio, New Westminster, BC, Canada (acro-dance instructor)

2017-2018: Vancouver Jewish Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada (acro-dance instructor)

2017-2018: Tantra Fitness, Vancouver, BC, Canada (aerial instructor)

2010-2018: Kinetic Arts Center, Oakland, CA, USA (general circus instructor with a focus on trapeze)

Music

Training: Classically trained mezzo-soprano vocalist with specialization in Early Music (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque) and folk music

Solo performance: Soloist at recitals, theatrical performances, weddings, corporate events, art exhibitions

2019: Collaborative contemporary Yiddish music project “Eliana Jacobs and Ben Osborn”; performed at “Unfinished Hase” exhibition vernissage

2017-2018: Singer of folk-fusion band Transient; performed throughout Vancouver, BC

Licenses and Certifications

Emergency First Aid— Community Care (Issued by St. John Ambulance; Expires November 2019)

Level B CPR (Issued by St. John Ambulance in November 2016)