She received a master degree in arts management at University of Bologna (GIOCA Master Degree, School of Economics), which was then followed by a four-year term collaboration with the theatre production “Warum Warum” by director Peter Brook with actress Miriam Goldschmidt and musician Francesco Agnello on tour in Italy & Europe. In parallel, she began her career in the visual arts accounting for the international relationships for an Italian art gallery. She developed art projects with international artists both in Italy and abroad, improved the image of the gallery on an international level, among collectors and press. In 2012 she opted for an independent carrier as artist curator & project manager to work along with emerging and established artists.
Since June 2013 she is collaborating with the Argentine artist Daniel González at his Studios in New York, Berlin and Verona. With a strong bias toward public projects, Elena Girelli curates the development of the conceptual research, project planning, set-up, assessment and pr of large-scale works, performance & projects, such as among the others “Haiti Pavilion” for Fondazione Francesca Rava, Triennale di Milano, 2019; “Paper Building”, 2016, Fondazione La Fabbrica del Cioccolato, Valle di Blenio, Ticino; “Pop-Up Building Milan”, 2015, Marsèlleria, Milano; “Portrait Fashion Factory”, 2015, performance, Rome and several shows in Italy and abroad among them Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rome; Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami; Studio La Città, Verona; Patrizia Pepe Factory, Prato; Verona Musei, Casa di Giulietta, Verona; Santo Spirito in Sassia, Rome; Ventura Lambrate Design Fair; Luminaria Festival, San Antonio, TX; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany.
She is editor for Voices of Contemporary Art, New York University, independent member of College Art Association, New York, regional member of the Italian Youth Unesco Association and member of Routes4Youth programme of the Council of Europe (Alpine macro-area).