22nd September 2021


At the show with the artist:

Elena Ricci encounters Frans Masereel


This is an article I wrote about Frans Masereel, an extraordinary Flemish artist, born in 1889 , who worked mainly with the woodcutting technique and who invented the wordless novels: books made up only of black and white images in sequence, without any words. You can read the article on Conceptual Fine Arts 

 1st March 2021

On paper

Marco Belfiore, Lupo Borgonovo,
Elena Ricci, Federico Tosi
Galleria Monica De Cardenas 
March 4th - April 30th 2021 
Via Francesco Viganò, 4 - Milan

press release On Paper

4th November 2019 


Pittura lingua viva. Parola a Elena Ricci

di Damiano Gullì

Intervista su Artribune



30th  October 2019

Piano Lessons - The art and life of German Diez

This is a new project I am working on: a documentary about Cuban pianist German Diez, who was a pupil of Claudio Arrau. German chose to abandon his career as a concert player because of his stage fright and dedicated his life to teaching. He founded the Greenwich House Music School in New York.

It is a project by film director Antongiulio Panizzi and pianist Francesca Khalifa, who was herself one of German's students. My contribution will be an animation work appearing in the documentary. You can watch the trailer here



Who by fire 

June 3rd - July 19th 2019

Solo  show  featuring  Elena  Ricci   

With  a  critical  essay  by  Fabio  Carnaghi  

VIASATERNA Arte Contemporanea

Via  Giacomo  Leopardi  32,  Milan 


Viasaterna is pleased to present the solo show by Elena Ricci (Rome, 1973), Who by fire, with a selection of works made with different painting techniques and in distinct moments, with a focus on the origin of the photographic fragment.