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Palimpsestuous oscillations

Esteban Pérez

Artist's residency

The gallery will be open to the public from August 2 to 13, 2022

Finissage: Saturday, August 13, 2022

Presentation by the artist at 4 pm followed by a happy hour in the gallery

“My artistic work strives to move beyond the anthropocentric gaze that treats humans as exceptional and fundamentally separate from the rest of the world. I explore new ways of perceiving nature that decenter our gaze towards the more-than-human world and allow for other regimes of seeing and listening. Using the concept of “frequency” to relate to the more-than-human world, my work explores colonial dualisms between human and nonhuman, or nature and culture, in order to speculate on a future-oriented imaginary of planetary and place-based embodied knowledge.”

Esteban Pérez (b. 1992 in Quito, Ecuador) graduated from Emily Carr University of Arts + Design with an MFA degree in 2021. His work has been part of exhibitions such as: ‘Beyond the Horizon’ (Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, 2021), ‘Radical Reworlding’ (AHVA Gallery UBC, 2021), ‘Triplete’ (No Lugar, 2018), and Premio Brasil (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, 2017), and in 2019 he had his first solo show Transitory (Más Arte, 2019). 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. In 2020, he was the recipient of The Audain Travel Award in Vancouver. In 2021 he was an artist in residence at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver and at the Similkameen Studio Residency organized by Griffin Arts Projects.

 

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Partner:

We would like to warmly thank our partner Atelier Circulaire for the support and professionalism in helping the production of works by Esteban Pérez.

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