Elena Valsecchi has had and is having an eclectic education that passes, among others, through individual courses / tutorials with various artists in Italy, Portugal and Argentina, personal researches and studies, a few months in Ar.Co in Lisbon and courses/tutorials in MArt in Lisbon, Portugal.
Her works are represented in private collections in Italy, Portugal, France, Belgium, Chile, Peru, Argentina.
Born in Novara, Italy, she currently lives and works in the area of Lisbon, Portugal.
Mar. 2018: Collective exhibition "8", Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal
Jan.- Feb. 2018: Collective exhibit "Cala-te, Mulher!", Malaposta Cultural Centre, Odivelas, Portugal
Sep. 2017: "Mudanças d 'Alma", Exhibit with Filípa Silveira, Galeria Beltrão Coelho, Lisbon, Portugal
Aug. 2017: Collective exhibition "Alcarte", Alcochete, Portugal
Mar 2017: "Aequilibria" . Exhibit with the photographer Gonçalo Cunha de Sá, Centro de Documentação da Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Jul. 2016: Paratissima Lisboa.
Jun. 2016: Açores Fringe Festival - Collective Exhibition. Madalena, Açores, Portugal.
Jun. 2015: Collective Exhibition. Azores Fringe Festival. Madalena, Açores, Portugal.
Dec. 2013: de 5 a 50: collective exhibition. Chiado, Lisbon, Portugal.
May-Jun 2017: Solo exhibit, "Real Abadia Hotel", Alcobaça, Portugal
Apr. 2017: Solo Exhibition at Municipality of Cadaval, Portugal.
Dec. 2016: "Contorte Attese" Solo Exhibition. Banco Popolare. Novara, Italy
Nov. 2016: "Contorções" Solo Exhibition - Lisbon Yoga Festival. Lisbon. Portugal
Jun. 2016: "Contorte Attese" Solo Exhibition at Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal.
Oct. 2018: ArtParma Fair with "809 Art Gallery", Parma, Italy
Jun 2017: "Honorable mention" at the "Bienal de Artes Plásticas de S. Catarina", Leiria, Portugal
Sep. - Oct. 2016: "Ciò che resta" artwork selected for VerdiOFF exhibit, related to the "Verdi Festival" at Teatro Regio - Parma, Italy
Jun. 2018: Ar.Co Art Residency at Teatro São Carlos, Lisbon, Portugal
Apr. 2016: Granted Art Residency at Glo'Art Art Centre in Lanaken, Belgium.
Feb. 2015: "Tonalidades", art residency. Live performance. Museu do Pico, Açores, Portugal.
Feb. 2015: "Vento diatonico" - Mural painting for Madalena's "Public Art Route". Açores, Portugal.
Jan. - mar. 2014: Travelwithart. Art exchange through Chile, Argentina and Peru.
2018-2019: Courses/tutorials with Paulo Brighenti, Andrée ALmeida e Sousa, Miguel Ferrão. MArt, Lisbona, Portugal
2018: "A Sombra e o seu Duplo". Museu da Marioneta, Lisbon, Portugal.
2018 - 2nd year at Ar.Co drawing and Painting full course with Rita Thomaz and Pedro Calhau, Lisbon, Portugal
May 2014: Workshop Prático para Fazer uma Escultura Básica em Madeira / Wood Carving Workshop with Claire de Santa Coloma, Moinho da Fonte Santa, Portugal
2011 - Puppetry making course - Academia Kabuki, Lisbon, Portugal
2003 - 2006 - Theatre studies - Campo Teatrale, Milan, Italy (several shows)
1999 - Major in Public Relations - IULM, Milan, Italy
1991 - 1994 - Theatre studies - Caterpillar with Wanda Maio - Liceo Scientifico Antonelli, Novara, Italy (several performances and national competitions)
Other professional experiences
2009 - 2014: Managing partner, Shiado Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal
2006 - 2008: Product Manager, Leroy Merlin, Milan, Italy
2000 - 2006: Brand Management / Category Management / Trade Marketing Ho.Re.Ca. - Heineken Italia, Milan, Italy