Esteban Pérez (b. 1992 in Quito, Ecuador) graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with an MFA degree in 2021. Recent presentations of his work include the New York Latin American Art Triennial (2022); SBC galerie d'art contemporain, Montreal (2022); The Polygon, Vancouver (2021); Libby Leshgold Gallery, Vancouver (2021); and Más Arte, Quito (2019). In 2021, he was an artist in residence at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and at the Similkameen Studio Residency organized by Griffin Arts Projects. In 2017, he was selected for the Premio Brasil–Arte Emergente (CAC), an award funded by the Brazilian embassy in Quito for the promotion of emerging artists. He was also the recipient of the 2020 Audain Travel Award. Currently, he is part of the SOMA Academic Program in Mexico City.


SOMA Academic Program, 2024, Mexico City

Master of Fine Arts, 2021, Emily Carr University of Arts + Design, Vancouver, Canada

Contemporary Arts degree, 2018, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Selected Exhibitions


ASHGRANXX3, poste Audio at Centre CLARK, 2024, Montreal (forthcoming)

Palimpsteous Oscillations, SBC galerie d’art contemporain, 2022, Montreal

Liquid Land, RBC Media Gallery, 2021, Vancouver

Transitorio, Más Arte Galería, 2019, Quito


Experimental Loop, 405-B Colonels Row Gallery, 2023, Governors Island - New York

Barbecho, Munive Arte Contemporáneo, 2023, Tlaxcala - Mexico

POWERMEX, BLECH, 2023, Halle - Germany

Multiverso 001, Q Galería, 2022, Quito

Abya Yala: Orígenes Estructurales, New York Latin American Art Triennial, 2022, New York

Beyond the Horizon, Gordon Smith Gallery, 2021, Vancouver

MFA grad show curated by Pablo de Ocampo, Libby Leshgold Gallery, 2021, Vancouver

Radical (Re)Worlding, AHVA Gallery at University of British Columbia, 2021, Vancouver

Response: Our Land Narrative, The Polygon Gallery, 2021, Vancouver

MFA interim show curated by Candice Hopkins, Michael O'Brien Exhibition Commons, 2020, Vancouver

Habitual, No Lugar, 2019, Quito

Triplete, No lugar, 2018, Quito

Dissipare, Galería Khora, 2018, Quito

Premio Brasil, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo 2017, Quito

San Violentín, Pentasiete Art Studio, 2017, Quito


Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen curated by grunt gallery, 2022, Vancouver

Third Realm Filmmaking Showcase by The Cinematheque, The Polygon Gallery, 2020, Vancouver


Ruina Residency, July 2024, Oaxaca (forthcoming)

SBC galerie d’art contemporain Residency, 2022, Montreal

Empire of Dirt Residency, 2022, Creston, BC

Similkameen Studio Residency Award, Griffin Art Projects, 2021, Vancouver

Wedge Residency, Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) and Ground Floor, 2021, Vancouver

Satellite Residency, Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship, 2021, Vancouver

Selected Awards & Grants

Vancouver Art Attack Award, Honourable Mention 2021, Emily Carr University of Arts + Design

Satellite Residency Award, 2021, Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship, Vancouver

Anti-Racism Student Action + Respond Fund, 2021, Emily Carr University of Art +Design, Vancouver

The Audain Foundation Travel Award, 2020, Emily Carr University of Arts + Design, Vancouver

Entrance Scholarship, 2019, Emily Carr University of Art +Design, Vancouver


Teaching Fellowship, DRWG 309 Narrative Images class, Spring 2021, Emily Carr University of Arts + Design, Vancouver

Teaching Assistantship for Christine Howard Sandoval’s class Reciprocity and Land based Art, 2020, Emily Carr University of Arts + Design, Vancouver


Infrasonica, 2022 Click here

Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities. Volume 2 Issue 1, June 2021, Cappadocia University, Turkey Click here

Contingencias, Modos de Habitar y Disidencias: libro conmemorativo, 2021, Más Arte Galería, Quito

Selected Press

The Polygon Podcast, Ep 16. - Response: Our Land Narrative

‘Liquid Land’ Selected for ECU’s 2021 Long Service Recognition Program

Vancouver Sun

Audain Travel Award

Transitorio, Más Arte galería

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