Elena Asins with Manuel , co-founder of Freijo.

Elena Asins with Manuel , co-founder of Freijo.

Avtiyóvn, Screams and Whispers. 2015. 63 '24' '. Master: MPG Ed. 1/5.

Avtiyóvn, Screams and Whispers. 2015. 63 '24' '. Master: MPG Ed. 1/5.

Avtiyóvn, second part three tones. 2015. 72 '36' '. Master: MPG Ed. 1/5.

Avtiyóvn, second part three tones. 2015. 72 '36' '. Master: MPG Ed. 1/5.

Albiku trikuharri. 2000. 8 pieces of alabaster and 8 pieces of black stone from Zimbabwe. 12 x 12 cm each piece.

Albiku trikuharri. 2000. 8 pieces of alabaster and 8 pieces of black stone from Zimbabwe. 12 x 12 cm each piece.

Menhir 2, 1994.

Menhir 2, 1994.

Menhir 3, 1994.

Menhir 3, 1994.

Model. From the Scale Series. Project for a city. Ca. 1982-83.
White cardboard and foam board. 112 x 54.9 x 10.7 cm.

Model. From the Scale Series. Project for a city. Ca. 1982-83. White cardboard and foam board. 112 x 54.9 x 10.7 cm.

Model. From the Scale Series. Project for a city. Ca. 1982-83.
White cardboard and foam board. 139,3 x 84,2 x 3,6 cm.

Model. From the Scale Series. Project for a city. Ca. 1982-83. White cardboard and foam board. 139,3 x 84,2 x 3,6 cm.

Installation view, University of Navarra Museum

Installation view, University of Navarra Museum

8 Menhirs. 1995 - 96.
Installation. Tempera on wood. 113,5 x 82,5 cm each.

8 Menhirs. 1995 - 96. Installation. Tempera on wood. 113,5 x 82,5 cm each.

Study n° 26 for Prussian quartets. Quartet in D major kv 575. 1978
Black ink on cardboard. 65 x 50 cm.

Study n° 26 for Prussian quartets. Quartet in D major kv 575. 1978 Black ink on cardboard. 65 x 50 cm.

Elena Asins

Madrid, Spain 1940-Azpirotz, Navarra, Spain 2015.

Artist, writer, lecturer and art critic. Elena Asins studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, at the University of Stuttgart (Semiotics with professor Max Bense) at the Complutense University of Madrid (Centre of Calculus), at New School for Social Research (New York) and at Columbia University (Department of Computer Science: Computer Art), where she was invited as Visiting Scholar for the investigation of the digital application in plastic arts (computer art).

She has performed more than 40 individual exhibitions in different countries and has written and published essays on aesthetic and experimental poetry in publications specialized in art in Spain, France, Germany and the United States.

Her work is remarkable mainly due to her rigor and coherence, as well as her independence, regardless of fashion or the interests of the art market. Her two-dimensional and three-dimensional works can be found in museums, private and public collections. She has been awarded seven scholarships of national and international status and she has given numerous courses and lectures on Contemporary Art in different universities and cultural centers.
Elena Asins was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts in 2006, in Spain.
In 2011 the MNCARS (Reina Sofía Museum) presented the solo exhibition:  Elena Asins "Fragments of Memory" and she was awarded the National Plastic Arts Prize.

One of her most important contributions has been her research on computing in art, in which she was pioneer in 1967. 
The last contributions of her work to the questions posed by the plastic arts were directed towards urbanism as aesthetics and as a necessity, to architecture as a habitat and to the aesthetic intervention in general of space and time.
During the last 5 years of her life, Asins worked on video and music; the result was a series of video art pieces entitled "Antigona by Sofocles".

In 2017 her work was included in the group exhibition entitled "Without Words | With Words" at Freijo Gallery.

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