Elsa Brès was born in 1985 and lives in Bréau, in the Cévennes region (France). She graduated from Le Fresnoy – studio national d’arts contemporains in 2017 and from the Paris-Belleville School of Architecture in 2012.
Her films and installations focus on forces of resistance in contemporary landscapes, and blend researches, narratives and experimentations. She is currently developing a new film in the rural French region where she lives, which deals with wild boars as allies : Les Sanglières.
Her recent exhibitions and screenings include: FID Marseille (2020, 2016), transmediale (2022, 2021), State of Concept Athens (2022), Vdrome (2022), Cincinnati Contemporary art center (2022), MO.CO Panacée (2021), Manifesta 13 (2021), CRAC Occitanie (2020), Tënk (2021), 66e Salon de Montrouge (2022), Hong-Kong University architecture (2021), Haus der Kulturen der Welt Anthropocene curriculum (2019).
Her films are produced within the production collectives Parkadia films and Elinka films.