Elsa Nievas

27.05.21 08.07.21

Argentinean fine artist and teacher. Degree and Professor in Fine Arts graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the National University of La Plata, Argentina. During 2018, she was part of the Workshop-Meeting “Unknown protagonist women artists” along with other colleagues, held in Necochea, Argentina. In that same year she participated in the National Painting Contest, 80 years “Nicasio Diaz Llanos¨ took place at the Casa del Faro Museum. Quequen, Argentina. A year later she completed a training in Optical Color dictated by Adriana Ablin at Espacio Nido, Tandil, Argentina.


The light of my childhood has the aroma of eucalyptus, of mountains. At this moment I am collecting leaves, fruits of my close environment and I reinterpret them from drawing, collage, painting and photography. The lines of the trees, the shadows of its branches and leaves , the interstices. They capture my attention, here begins my search linked to the sacredness of nature and the natural environment, the art of nature as an art of process, rather than an art of result. Catch a moment and record the over time. The fleeting and the ethereal.

I feel like a teacher-artist, I have a natural visual intention to seek what I see with intense curiosity, on the brink of making those who look at my work in detail uncomfortable. I take those visions to my productions “I spend my life teaching what I am still passionate about learning” Viking phrase.


The #Futuro Online Residency allowed me to reflect and interact with colleagues, to produce artistic gestures both individually and collectively. A space that allowed me to find genuine links to continue working. It was very enriching to enjoy the encounters with artists from remote places and share experiences.

Elsa Nievas
1966 | San Cayetano, Necochea, Argentina.
Lives and works in Necochea, Argentina.

|  Bachelor and Professor in Fine Arts, Painting Orientation, Faculty of Fine Arts, National University of La Plata, Argentina

2020 | Quién pudiera robarte la sombra, Watercolors in large format, EL Escenario, Catena, Culture and flavors, Necochea, Argentina.
2019 |  Geografía y entorno singulares. Manchas Plein Air, 2nd meeting Trevelin, Chubut, Argentina.
2018 | Nuestra Muestra, Provincial School of Art “Orillas del Quequén”, Argentina.
2017 |  ¨Entrelineas¨ , ARTE + Diseño Gallery, Necochea, Argentina
2014- 2018 | “Paisaje Compartido”,  Collective exhibition, Casa del Faro Museum, Quequén, Argentina.

2019 | 4th Prize Painting in situ, Stain Contest. Casa del Faro Museum. Quequen, Argentina
2018 | ”Painting Prize, Art and Photography Contest. College of Magistrates of the Necochea Judicial Department, Argentina.

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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