AHRC Research Grant-funded PhD Researcher 2004–8, her doctorate concerned investigating how socially engaged and net artists use new media to take cultural and political risk. She completed her PhD in 2008 and is currently a lecturer on the MA Curating Course at Goldsmith's College, London. Ele has curated exhibitions and events with organisations including CCA Glasgow and PVA Media Lab. She also was a founding member of the group which programmed the Side Cinema in Newcastle, where she programmed Contemporary Artists Film and Video, and presented films by artist - filmmakers such as Ursula Biemann, Pierre Bismuth, John Smith, Rod Dickinson and Sarah Tripp. Ele was curator of the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art 1997-2002, and instigated many major exhibitions, including co-curating the exhibition and publication "Nothing" with Graham Gussin. This toured to: the CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania: the Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden and the Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre. She has programmed over 30 exhibitions including work by Rachael Reupke, Susan Hiller, AK Dolven, the Eames Office, Tanya Axford, Cath Campbell and Londonfieldworks.