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.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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.

 

ART FAIRS

Oct. 2018: ArtParma Fair with "809 Art Gallery", Parma, Italy

 

AWARDS

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

 

ART RESIDENCIES

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.

 

OTHER PROJECTS

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.

 

EDUCATION

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