Elisabetta Modena holds a PhD in History of Art and History of Spectacle (University of Parma 2010) and is at present post-doctoral fellow on the ERC Advanced Grant AN-ICON based at the State University of Milan.  Her main research topics are contemporary art, museology and museography, digital humanities and archives, and video games culture. She has been research fellow at CSAC (Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione) of the University of Parma (2017-2018) as well as adjunct professor of Videogame Screen Writing (2010-2019), Contemporary Museology (2015-2019), and Phenomenology of the Image (2017-2019) at the Accademia di Belle Arti Santa Giulia in Brescia.

As a curator, she has organised national and international exhibitions in both public and private venues (MAXXI, Rome; CSAC, Parma; MSU, Zagreb; Galleria del Premio Suzzara). Together with Marco Scotti, she is the founder and curator of MoRE (www.moremuseum.org), a digital museum dedicated to unrealised contemporary art projects.