Elena Asins Madrid,

Artist, writer, lecturer and art critic. She was self-taught by choice in its most fundamental aspects, studied sporadically and more experimentally than scholastically, at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, at the University of Stuttgart (semiotics with Professor Max Bense), Complutense University of Madrid (Calculus Center), New York (The New School for Social Research and Columbia University, Department of Computer Science: Computer Art), where she was invited as Visiting Scholar for research on the digital application in the visual arts.

She has had more than 40 solo exhibitions in different countries. As theoretical work she developed and published a wide range of essays on aesthetics and experimental poetry poems in specialized art publications in Spain, France, Germany and the United States.

Awarded in 2006 with the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts, in 2011 she received the National Prize for Plastic Arts and the MNCARS presented the retrospective exhibition Elena Asins. Fragments of memory. In 2012 she received the Art and Patronage Award, La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona.


One of her most important contributions was the research on computation in art, work in which she was a pioneer since 1967. The last contributions of her work were directed towards urbanism as aesthetics and as necessity, to architecture as habitat and to the aesthetic intervention in general of space and time. During the last five years of her life, she worked with video and music; the result was a series of video art pieces entitled Antigone by Sophocles.

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