Elena Tagliapietra was born in Venice, Italy, in 1974 and lives in Milan and Venice. Elena completed her education at University of Verona, taking the degree in Phisical Education. She works using perfomance, video, photography, painted bodies and new technologies, to analyze the intimate relationship between man and the world he has create. Her works were featured in the Vitraria Museum in Venice and in many Sotheby’s auction for charity. Many of her works are about human rights and violence against women and that’s why she is supported by the Chelko Foundation of Atlanta. Her work has become a symbol of Venice and the city’s struggles to keep its identity and integrity. Her major art performances "A Rose for Venice" and "Being Venice" received immense media attention from all around the world.