Antonella Cinelli was born in Teramo in 1973. She graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 1997.
Her exhibition career began in 1993 and among the various exhibitions she exhibited at the Museo della Permanente in Milan, at the Aurum Museum. of Pescara, at the Mazzucchelli Museum of Brescia, at the Marino Museum of Florence. Her works are present in several public and private collections including: Carisbo Foundation of Bologna, Vignato Foundation of Vicenza, Civic Museum of Vasto, Fabbri Foundation of Bologna and Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation.
In 2011 she was invited to exhibit at the 54th Venice Biennale in the Italian Pavilion.