Born 1932 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Asis moved from Buenos Aires to Paris in 1956, where he joined a community of kinetic and optical artists. Among others, he befriended Yaacov Agam, Nicolas Schöffer, Jesús Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, and Victor Vasarely. In the 1960s, he began studying the phenomena of light and color, working for a short time on photograms, as well as making paintings and three-dimensional objects.
Throughout the 1960’s, Asis exhibited regularly across Europe, and in 1970, his first solo exhibition was held at Galerie Krebs, in Bern, Switzerland. The following year, he co-founded Groupe Position, a collective of Argentine artists in Paris who were dedicated to kinetic experimentation. Since then, he has continued to produce his evocative abstract works from his studio in Paris, and he has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, including: DYNAMO: A Century of Light and Motion in Art, 1913-2013, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris (2013).
Real/Virtual, Arte Cinético argentino de los años sesenta, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires (2012).
Les sites de l’abstraction latino-américaine – Ella Fontanals Cisneros, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich (2011).
Asis/Esmeraldo/Espinosa/Lizarraga, Works on Paper, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, USA (2011).
North Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA (2009).
Los Cinéticos, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (2007).
Círculos cromáticos (color wheel) (13 Sep-23 de Nov 2013).Solo exibition, Freijo Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Asis’s works are in major institutional collections, including the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, Florida, USA; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano (MACLA), La Plata, Argentina; Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela; Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA), Santiago, Chile; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Museo Nacional de Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua; Museo Nacional Tres de Febrero (MUNTREF), Buenos Aires, Argentina; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, Texas, USA.
In 2015 Freijo Gallery showed a Asis’s solo exhibition “Circulos Cromaticos”