Based location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
María Ezcurra (born 1973, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
María Ezcurra was born in Argentina, raised in Mexico, and is based in Montreal. She is a visual artist and educator and holds a diploma in visual arts from the Facultad de Artes de Diseño de la Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (1992), a master of fine arts in mixed media from the Chelsea College of Art in London (1998), and a master of fine arts from the San Francisco Art Institute funded by the Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholarship (1999). In 2016, she completed a PhD from the Department of Art Education at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. María has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and has taught in multiple organizations, at the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos in Mexico, Concordia University in Montreal, and as an art mediator as part of the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts at McGill University in Montreal. She has been the recipient of multiple grants and awards including the 2019 Prix de la Diversité en Arts Visuels by the Conseil des arts de Montréal and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture in 2013.
María Ezcurra’s studio work is textile based. She creates sculptures, installations, and performances that engage in spatial experiences to reflect on feminized, gender-social relations and their relationship with the land. María has showcased in the solo exhibitions (Dé)Masquer (2022) at Dare-Dare artist-run centre in Montreal, Migrantes Neotropicales y Otros (2021) at Oboro Gallery, and Tension (2020) at La Centrale Powerhouse in Montreal. Her work has been part of the collective exhibitions Gossamer (2019), curated by Zoe Bedeaux, at Carl Freedman Gallery in the UK, Made in China, curated by Dominique Fontaine (2014), at Nuit Blanche in Toronto, and Parasites (2012) at Eaton Centre in Montreal.
María Ezcurra press release solo exhibition (Dé)Masquer, Dare-Dare artist-run centre in Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, 2022
María Ezcurra press release solo exhibition (Dé)Masquer, Institut Culturell du Mexique Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, 2022
María Ezcurra video solo exhibition Migrantes Neotropicales y Otros, Oboro Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, 2021
María Ezcurra catalogue solo exhibition Migrantes Neotropicales y Otros, curated by Nuria Carton de Grammont, Oboro Gallery, Montreal Quebec 2021
María Ezcurra artist talk solo exhibition Tension, La Centrale Powerhouse, Montreal, Quebec, 2020
María Ezcurra solo exhibition Guardarropa del ama de casa perfecta, Museo de las mujeres, Mexico, 2019
María Ezcurra solo exhibition Invisible, curated by Gabriela Salgado,Te Tuhi, New Zealand, 2018
María Ezcurra solo exhibition In your shoes, curated by Tamara Toledo, Sur Gallery, Toronto, 2016
María Ezcurra promo video Nuit Blanche, public art installation Made in China, curated by Dominique Fontaine, 2014
María Ezcurra article by Miryam Siddiqui, public art installation Made in China, Nuit Blanche, 2014
María Ezcurra review by Carlos Molina, solo exhibition Me visto, por lo tanto existo, Claustro de Sor Juana University, Mexico City, 2008 (Spanish)
Published work by María Ezcurra
María Ezcurra PhD thesis 'The Trends and Threats of the Wedding Dress: A Collaborative, Studio-based Dissertation,' 2016
Published work about María Ezcurra
María Ezcurra press release by John Hurrell, Eye Contact Magazine, 2018
List of Grants, Awards and Projects
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