Curriculum Vitae


2017–2019 MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London (Distinction)
2016–2017 MA Art and Visual History, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin (Dropped)
2011–2014 BA Art History & Book Science, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen

Selected Exhibitions

  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London (Upcoming)
  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (Upcoming)
  • Statement of Being, Deptford Does Art, London (Upcoming)
  • Homeland, Revolv Collective, Take Courage Gallery, London
  • Homeland, SeeMeOn 29, Sofia Art Week, Sofia
  • The AOP Student Awards Exhibition, Wex Photo Video, London
  • RCA Show, Royal College of Art, London
  • In Repeat, Photoeast Fringe, Frameworkshop & Gallery, Ipswich
  • Ginnel Foto Fest, Ipswich
  • Offprint, Tate Modern, London
  • Hot Sheet, Downstairs at The Department Store, London
  • Alarum, Ardesia Projects, Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg, Tiergarten, Berlin
  • Fragmentation, Coningsby Gallery, London
  • Intro:spective, Revolv Collective, Seen Fifteen Gallery, London
  • New Femininity, Curated by Girls, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam
  • Envisioning Other Worlds, Bow Arts, London
  • Align, Subject Matter, Online

  • RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London
  • European Month of Photography: Emerging Artists, BBA Gallery, Berlin
  • Rapture, Aeon Gallery, Illinois
  • Family of No Man, Cosmos Books, Arles
  • One Year Revolv, Revolv Collective,  Safe House 1, London
  • Offprint, Tate Modern, London
  • Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London
  • Disrupt, Subject Matter, Online

  • Trash cans for hearts and people have no soul, Fotofestiwal, Łódź
  • Still Lives: Honouring the Dead, Gallery X, Dublin
  • La peau de l'ours, Galerie Marie Demange, Brussels
  • MIA Foto Fair, with Luisa Catucci Gallery, Milan
  • Fotofever, with Luisa Catucci Gallery, Paris
  • Final Girls Film Festival, Moviemento, Berlin

  • Ophelia, Cell63 Gallery, Berlin
  • All dreams continue in the beyond, Cell63 Gallery, Berlin
  • Unlocked, Atopos CVC, Athens
  • Cross the Line, KH5 Gallery, Zurich
  • Off Course Art Fair, with Cell63 Gallery, Brussels

  • SHVR, Click! Triangle Photo Festival, North Carolina
  • There is strong shadow where there is much light, Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo
  • Cross the Line, La Cave Showroom Gallery, Paris
  • Goth: Dissection and Suture, Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo
  • Triskaidekaphobie, Galerie Morgenrot, Berlin

  • Rituals, Galerie Morgenrot, Berlin (Solo)
  • Reflect: Art is Dead, Cell63 Gallery, Berlin
  • Docma Award, Museum für Kommunikation, Frankfurt

Selected Working Experience

  • 2015–2017 Bespoke Framing Consultant, Boesner, Berlin
  • 2013–2014 Gallery Assistant, Art Society, Erlangen
  • 2014 Unit Still Photographer, Séance, dir. by Johannes Franke
  • 2014 Internship, Kunstpalais, Erlangen

Selected Awards and Nominations

  • Travers Smith CSR Art Programme, Selected
  • Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Selected
  • Ginnel Foto Award, Winner
  • AOP Student Awards, The Association of Photographers, Winner
  • Magenta Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, Winner

  • European Photography Award, Shortlisted
  • 100 Heroines, Royal Photographic Society, Nominee

  • London International Creative Competition, Shortlisted
  • International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
  • The Collector's Apartment, Fotofever, Selected
  • Photography Grant, Nominee

  • Docma Award, Winner
  • Fine Art Photography Awards, Winner

Selected Publications

  • On Death, Kris Graves Projects, 2019 (Upcoming)
  • Homeland, Revolv Collective, 2019
  • Optika Zine, Issue 2, Ginnel Foto Fest, 2019
  • Nook Magazine, Issue 1, 2019
  • THE OPÉRA, Vol. IV & Vol. VII, Kerber Verlag, Ed. Matthias Straub, 2015 & 2019
  • Omens, Photobook, Self Published, 2018
  • Dust, Photobook, Ed. Pamela Dimitrov, Self Published, 2018
  • Unvael Journal, Issue 2, Ed. Michael Ash Smith, 2018
  • Sabat Magazine, Issue 3: The Crone Issue, Ed. Elisabeth Krohn, 2017
  • Unlocked, Atopos, Ed. Vassilis Zidianakis, 2015

Selected Online Features

Elena’s work is represented in private and public collections in UK, US, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and France.