Elisa Insua was born in Buenos Aires in 1990. In 2011 she completed her degree in Economics and Business at Torcuato Di Tella University.
At the age of sixteen, she started her practice as a self-taught artist, creating assemblages and sculptures with discarded materials. She gradually fused her artistic practice with concepts related to economics, overconsumption and human insatiability. In the following years, she studied sculpture with Miguel Harte and was part of group critiques with Fabiana Barreda, Diego Bianchi and Ernesto Ballesteros.
Some of her most relevant solo exhibitions include “Sugar Coated Lies” at Kyoto Art Center (Kyoto, 2022), “The Path of Least Resistance” at Materials for the Arts (New York, 2021) and ”Virtual Vanitas" at Usina del Arte (Buenos Aires, 2019).
She was part of various group shows in South America and Europe, including “Markets Through Contemporary Art” at Museo del Banco de Mexico (Mexico City, 2022), “Ludica” at MACSur - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Sur (Buenos Aires, 2018), "Memento Mons" at Beaux Arts Mons Museum (Mons, Belgium, 2019) and "Slight Omission" at Cerquone Projects (Madrid, 2018).
She lives and works in Buenos Aires.