Elisa Insua is a 24-year-old self-taught artist who lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is specialized in mixed media.


Elisa Insua was born in 1990 and had an immediate obsession for color, design and art. Her innate ability for drawing and painting made her stand out from an early age, despite the fact that the excellence she showed in other disciplines, from dance to mathematics, made it difficult to forecast her future.

During her studies she had an outstanding performance. She got to obtain the highest grades of Argentina in the international examinations IB (International Baccalaureate) and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education). In 2008 she entered Torcuato Di Tella University to study Economics and Business, a degree she successfully finished in 4 years.

At the age of 19 she moved to Amsterdam, where she got surrounded by young artists, and accentuated her taste for drawing, especially with ball pens, markers and highlighters. Holland and her trips around Europe fostered her creativity further more and, upon her comeback to Buenos Aires, she started to produce even more prolifically.

In 2011 she had her first exhibition in San Telmo, Buenos Aires and in September she was convened for the art show ArteSi, as an emerging artist. Her work caused an amazing impact, and the interest of collectors started to spread, as did the exhibitions in which she participated.

- By Juana Isola
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