Born in Poland, Ela Bauer grew up in Israel. After completing her studies at the University of Jerusalem, she went to study jewelry at a vocational school. In 1990 she entered the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the Netherlands. Graduated in 1995, she still lives and works in Amsterdam. Ela took part in many international individual and collective exhibition. Her work is include in museums collections: Museum of Art and Design, NY, USA, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany, Pinakothek der Moderne, Dänner Collection, Munich, Germany, Hiko Mizuno Collection, Tokyo, Japan, Textile Museum, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Inspired by the internal and external aspects of the human form, Ela Bauer works with silicone rubber since its tactile quality, plasticity and color possibilities all lend themselves to her artistic intention.