Elena Cecchinato was born in Venice, Italy. She studied painting at Korio University, in South Korea before obtaining a Master’s degree in the History of African and Asian Art from Soas, University of London. Her work explores the immanent reordering that exists between our inner experiences and the outer occurrences we encounter on our daily cultural practices. As someone with a fluid, multi-layered identity, who is constantly negotiating meaning across borders, she exposes the intersection of different cosmologies across a range of media. Elena focuses primarily on drawing and she resorts also to painting, automatic writing, ceramic, installation, sound composition and live art.

For Elena, drawing is a distinctive ritual that reconciles our inner experiences with the outer world in which we live. We draw what we don’t want to be subjected to. Expression produces formal solutions, images and meanings and her works combine and transcend the realms of science and religion, the private and the political, the transgender, macro and micro economies, plurality and uniqueness. In her work Cecchinato creates a new cosmology in which identity becomes hybrid: tinged with remnants of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Above all her works are governed by their own rules, where time and space collide and our sense of belonging is not necessarily tied to one place. Her hybrid iconography is at the interface of cross-cultural identity and advancement.

2018

“Switch Supposing” in an Urban Show, Art For All! multiple locations, London Loop.gl gallery

“Reveries, Soul’s Sounds, Memories, Action” with TURF Projects, New York, USA

 

2017

“Sound, Water and Paint Recordings on Paper ”  Leamington art, music and performance –LAMP- Studios and Studio16, Warwick

“Reveries, Soul’s Sounds, Memories, Action” Studio 16, Wariwick,

“11.11. San Martino Day, Armistice Day”  Alcester Chiropody Practice, Alcester,

 

2016

‘Parklive’  Video Festival con Marta Angelozzi @ Villa Benvenuti, Formigine, Modena, Italy

“Private Cells, Common Skull” Water Paintings, Warwickshire Open Studios @ Studio16, Warwick, UK

 Spring/Break Benefit Auction 2016 Curated by Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori, New York, USA

 

2015

Innovations in Ceramic Art, Collaboration with Wendy Campbell-Briggs, The Guildhall, Cambridge, Uk

 

2014

‘Are you looking Closely’  with Gonkar Gyatso @ Art Represent, Globe Road, London, Uk

‘Own Cult: Icons from Wonderland’ Turf Projects @ Cutlog, New York, Usa

‘Rostos do Muro Azul’ , Galeria de Arte Urbana, Lisbon, Portugal

Hybridarts Studio, Printing Artist Residency, Spencer Yard, Royal Leamington Spa, UK

 

2013

“Art in Rure” John Lewis, Solihull, UK

“Cross Over Process I”Roundabout.Lx, Artist Residency, Lisbon, Portugal

“Africana: Recycling, Myth-making, Alterity” Turf Projects @ Cutlog, New York, Usa

 

2012

“Languages as Images” @ Warwick Words Festival of Literature & Spoken Words, Warwick, UK

“Warwick Open Studio” @ Studiosixteen and @ Ginger Studio Gallery

“Temporanea”, Brink Gallery, Kenilworth, UK

 

2011

‘Transpadovano” Palazzo Moroni, Padova, Italy

‘Les Rencontres d’Arles’ @ Hypermarket, Archive of Modern Conflict, Arles, France

 

2010

“Own Cult” @ Camlis, Great Ormond Street, London, UK

Exhibition#2Museum of Everything, No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, London, UK

 “Icons”  A Silent Auction, St. Joseph Hospice, London

 

2009

Alternative Risk Transfer’ @ The Rug Factory, Heneage Street, London, UK

Worked with Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso, Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale, Italy, 2008

“Switch Supposing’ with Marta Angelozzi & Maia Sambonet @ Area 10 Project Space, London, UK

 

2007

“Intersection on Journeys to Inner Space” Link Gallery, Winchester University, UK

“Push” @ Sweet Tea House Gallery, Globe Road, London, UK

 

2006

“The End Show” @ Hybridarts, Royal Leamington Spa, UK

2005

“Ego Skin” @ Sweet Tea House Gallery, Globe Road, London, UK

2004

“Culture Fatigue, The Show ‘04” Live Art with About7 @ Westbourne Studios, London, UK