Esteban Pérez

Birthdate: 1992

Birthplace: Ecuador 

Based location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

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Esteban Pérez (born 1992, Quito, Ecuador)  

Esteban Pérez is an Ecuadorian visual artist based in Vancouver. Esteban holds a degree in contemporary arts completed in 2018 at the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, and a master of fine arts completed in 2021 at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. He has been the recipient of important awards including the 2020 Audian Travel Award in Vancouver and the Premio Brasil Arte Emergente 2020, an award funded by the Brazilian embassy in Quito for the promotion of emerging artists.  

Esteban’s studio work combines video, photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations to explore the subject of land, nature, and belonging within our contemporary crisis. Esteban has showcased in the solo exhibitions Liquid Land (2021) at the RBC Media Gallery at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and Transitorio (2019) at Más Arte Galería in Quito, Ecuador. His work has been part of the collective exhibitions Beyond the Horizon (2021) curated by Karl Hipol at the Gordon Smith Gallery in North Vancouver, MFA Grad Show (2021) curated by Pablo de Ocampo in the Libby Leshgold Gallery at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and Radical (Re)Worlding (2021) at the AHVA Gallery at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Precarious Resistance (or Sanctuary for Two Voles), From the series Mythological Soil


Site-specific Sculpture

Image courtesy of the artist

Solo exhibitions

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Collective exhibitions

Esteban Pérez collective exhibition Beyond the horizon, curated by Karl Hipol, Artist for Kids and Gordon Smith Gallery, North Vancouver, 2022 

Esteban Pérez artist talk collective exhibition The something garden, Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver, 2022 

Esteban Pérez collective exhibition Radical (Re)Wording, AHVA Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2021 

Esteban Pérez press release collective exhibition Hear us now bipoc, online Instragram exhibition, 2020


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Esteban Pérez artist talk WEDGE residency, Contemporary Art Gallery, North Vancouver, 2022

Esteban Pérez artist talk with Aaron Nelson, by The Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver, 2021 

Esteban Pérez video online Symposium panel Questioning Mestizaje, Sur Gallery, Toronto, 2021

Published work by Esteban Pérez

Esteban Pérez MFA thesis ‘Liquid Lands,’ 2021 

Esteban Pérez MFA Thesis Exhibition overview, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, 2020

Published work about Esteban Pérez 

Esteban Pérez review by Perrin Grauer, News Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, 2021 

Press release

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List of Grants, Awards and Projects

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Documents courtesy of the artist 

Portfolio (2023)

Using Format