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1990, Montevideo.

Artist. She has a degree in Visual and Fine Arts from the Instituto Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, (Montevideo, Uruguay). She has a Master's degree with Distinction in installation and graphic techniques from the Kask Conservatorium, Hogent (Ghent, Belgium).
She is the youngest artist to exhibit individually at the National Museum of Visual Arts in Montevideo. She has been the recipient of several awards, scholarships, and fellowships carried out between Spain and Uruguay since 2018.

Elian is currently doing a doctorate on Archive and Contemporary Art at the Complutense University of Madrid while she continues with the creation of work, mixing traditional techniques with digital technology.

My artistic work revolves around the relationship between memory, migration, and history. How history is a construction that starts from elections, how migration is related to the human being and modifies social relations, and how memory exists to relate to us and to be able to link us to our human side. The destruction of war and its consequences becomes evident in much of my artistic production.

I mix more traditional art forms and techniques (such as drawing, textiles or printmaking) with new materials and installations as a way of materializing my point of view about history. Different historical periods that overlap, that contain each other, from a present result of a superposition of layers, a non-linear story. That neither advances nor regresses, but mutates, and gets modified.