Elena Volpato is an art historian and curator at the GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin. In 1999 she created the VideotecaGAM, the first public collection of artists’ videos and films in Italy. Since 2009 she has been the curator in charge of the contemporary collections of the museum of which she curated the new display Pittura Spazio Scultura: works by Italian artists in the sixties and eighties, in 2019. She has curated numerous exhibitions including Cronostasi. Filmic time, photographic time, in 2009 and All the memory of the world, 2010, dedicated to the complexity of historical knowledge in relation to images. She also curated some monographic exhibitions of artists such as Ian Kaer, Martha Rosler and Eva Marisaldi. She has collaborated in the creation of artist video reviews in numerous international institutions such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and the Tate Modern in London. She has published numerous essays dedicated to various themes of contemporary art. He collaborated with Saturno, the cultural supplement of the Fatto Quotidiano in 2011 and 2012.
Since 2017, she is curator in charge of the exhibitions of FLAT, the Book Art Turin Fair, for which she has created two monographic exhibitions dedicated to Ettore Sottsass and Dieter Roth and the collective exhibition Lettura per voci e silenzio.