Elena Asseeva is born in 1975 in Russia (Gelendzhik, Black Sea coast of Russia). Education: Graphic Design, Kuban State University (1995); Art History, St.Petersburg University of Humanities and Social Sciences (1998); Ph.D. in Art History (St.Petersburg University of Humanities, under supervision of Russian Institute of Art History of Russian Academy of Science, 2002); Visiting Scholar program on Russian Art History at Davis Center of Russian and Eurasian Studies (Harvard University, USA). Member of Union of Professional Designers of Russia, the nominee of several awards for Contemporary Art in Italy. Works are in private collections in different countries and in collection of Krasnodar State Museum of Fine Arts (Russia). Co-founder of School of Languages and Design “ICL” and Design Studio “Resort Design” (Gelendzhik, Russia). From 2012 to 2014 she studied iconography in icon painting studio in Rome, in the church of St. Nicholas led by Hieromonk Abel (Usachov).
Lives in Rome (Italy) and Russia (Gelendzhik).
2015 Winner of the national award “Writer of Year”(Russia);
2015 Winner of the Fourth Novorossiysk Biennial of the modern art in the Project nomination;
2011 Nominee of “Trofeo Internazionale Medusa Aurea XXXIV”, Academia d’ Arte Moderna, Rome (Italy);
2011 Art Prize “Premio della Lupa 2011”, Medal in Graphics Nomination, Rome (Italy);
2010 Nominee of Fanagoria Art Prize (Russia);
2008 Design Award “Cover of the Year 2008”, Winner in Design and Architecture Nomination (Russia);
2007 Laureate of International Design Forum “Design Land 2007“ (Russia);
1998-2000 Winner of several Grants of George Soros Center of Contemporary Arts (St.Petersburg).