Born 1985 in Lima- Peru, Elizabeth Wurst studied from 2006-2012 at the Fine Arts University of Braunschweig, Germany obtaining a post graduate degree by Prof. Candice Breitz. From 2005 to 2006 she studied Art History at the University of Cologne.
Currently living and working in Lima and Braunschweig, she has shown her performances in exhibitions such as “Playing the City” (Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt), where she featured her work among artists such as Tino Sehgal and Rirkrit Tiravanija.
Wurst is invested in researching public space dynamics and social behaviours. Her works usually involve participation of the audience, which in most cases is involuntary. Interventions on everyday life routines and expectations are captured in video and fotography or carried out in live actions.