Spain 1940 - 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 carried out more than 40 solo 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 trends 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.
In 2012 she received the Art and Patronage Award, La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona.
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, towards architecture as a habitat and towards the aesthetic intervention 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".
Her work was part of the group exhibition Monochrome Neutral Gender at MUSAC in León in 2019. In this same year Angustias Freijo curated the solo exhibition entitled Elena Asins. La ciencia como herramienta del arte at Sala Vimcorsa in Córdoba.
Solo exhibitions at Freijo Gallery:
· 2020 HORIZONS
Group exhibitions at Freijo Gallery:
· 2023 How to continue?
· 2020 TEXT [NO TEXT]. LZ46 program
· 2017 Without Words | With Words
· 2013 The Plane Made Myth
Catalogue of the exhibition "Elena Asins. Science as Art's Tool".
Article "The Disappearance of the Image. Conversation with Elena Asins", by Joan Robledo-Palop (New York University)
Radio Gallega | Diario Cultural | About the exhibition "Elena Asins. Between Science, Art and Philosophy" at Trinta Gallery. Project by Freijo Gallery