Elena Gallen directs, designs and curates projects within the fields of Arts, Fashion, Film and Culture.
In her restless pursue of Truth and Beauty, she only aims for conceptually and aesthetically significant work.
With a deep understanding of todays’ digital landscapes— yet driven and aroused by an interest in mysteries, philosophy and veiled themes, Gallen develops artistic and commercial work, often pushing the boundaries between both.
BA in Audiovisual Communication at Universitat Ramon Llull in Barcelona and specialized in film directing at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles and screenwriting at ECAM in Madrid. She's currently working on two long-feature screenplays and on the pre-production phase of her first narrative short film as a writer and director.
Most recently at 080 Barcelona Fashion Week she has art directed two fashion shows for LCI Barcelona School of Fashion; and her self-published titles have been showcased at the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art).
Clients include Reebok, Converse, Camper or L'Oréal, production companies CANADA or VICE, ELISAVA School of Design or Istituto Europeo di Design; and cultural institutions MUSAC (Museum of Contemporary Art of Castille and Leon) or La Casa Encendida, among other businesses and individuals.
Gallen was chosen by the Association of Graphic Designers and Art Directors of the FAD (ADG-FAD) as a member of the jury of prestigious Laus Awards for Graphic Design & Visual Communication. Her gaining recognition resulted in Gallen becoming the face and brand ambassador of several fashion campaigns, such as Purificación García, Converse or Reebok, among other collaborations.
She’s exhibited her work solo in Aix en Provence; and collectively at European Culture Congress in Wrocław, Estoril FashionArt Festival in Lisbon — as well as in numerous art centers and galleries like La Fresh Gallery, La Casa Encendida, La Fábrica, contemporary art fairs like JustMad, The New York Art Book Fair or The Center for Creative Communications (CCC) in Shizuoka (Japan), internationally.
As a young entrepreneur, Gallen founded her own line of limited edition t-shirts from 2006—2012 which created a cult-following among fashionistas and bloggers. The project lead to a fashion journey that included collaborations with urbanwear designers Roberto Piqueras and Krizia Robustella within Madrid Fashion Week in 2007/09. That same year, Gallen was invited to design a capsule collection —The Final Day— for KULTE, the top streetwear brand in France. Featured in fashion publications such as NYLON, METAL, Fucking Young!, VEIN or Vanidad; her designs were sold in concept stores in Barcelona, Paris, Naples, Moscow, Riyadh, Reunion Island or Taiwan.
Vice Magazine, Antena 3, Fucking Young!, TendenciasTV, Woman, Arcademi, Printed Matter, Inc., Reebok...
*Currently looking for representation.