ektor garcia (b. 1985, Red Bluff, California, USA) is multidisciplinary artist who approaches sculptural installation through wide-ranging experiments with craft techniques and materials. Throughout his practice, he develops a lexicon of crochet, weaving and fibre-work, including the use of ceramic, metal, leatherwork, found materials, and the principles of assemblage and social sculpture.

garcia received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014, and his MFA from Columbia University, New York in 2016. He was included in the Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art in 2019 and will be included in La Trienal at El Museo del Barrio in New York in 2021. garcia has exhibited at institutions and galleries including Foxy Production, New York (2020); Etage Projects, Copenhagen (2020); Luhring Augustine, New York (2019); Progetto, Lecce (2019); Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen (2019); Sculpture Center, New York (2018); Museum Folkwang, Essen (2018); LAXART, Los Angeles (2018); Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara (2018); Salon ACME, Mexico City (2017); The New Museum, New York (2017); Kurimanzutto, Mexico City (2016) amongst others. garcia lives and works nomadically.

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Born 1985, Red Bluff, California, USA
Lives and works nomadically

Education

2016
MFA Columbia University, New York, USA

2014
BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Oax.D.F.L.A.N.O.H.K., Empty Gallery, Hong Kong, China
ektor garcia, Prairie, Chicago, USA (forthcoming)

2019
fortaleza, Progetto, Lecce, Italy
Cadena Perpetua, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, USA
sangre y barro, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

2018
deshacer, Mary Mary, Glasgow, United Kingdom
6 ½ Weeks, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

2017
cochi, Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, USA
lleno y vaco, Salon ACME, Mexico City, Mexico

2016
kriziz, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

2014
Ua persona show, Touche leather Bar, Chicago, USA

Group Exhibitions

2021
La Trienal, El Museo del Barrio, New York (forthcoming)

2020
There Will Come Soft Rains, Gallery Candice Madey, New York (forthcoming)
Metallica, Foxy Production, New York
Wearables, Etage Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fold, Stack Turn, Adams and Ollman, Portland, Oregon

2019
Searching the Sky for Rain, Sculpture Center, New York
Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Hangzhou, China
Emissaries for Things Abandoned by Gods, curated by Elena Filipovic, Estancia FEMSA – Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico (Forthcoming)
Frieze London, Cooper Cole, London, United Kingdom
Tricknology, ektor garcia and Allison Janae Hamilton, cur. by Sanford Biggers, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Aspen, USA
garcía, Raina, Shore, Tossin, Luhring Augustine, New York City, USA
Pot, Adams and Ollman, Portland, USASince Last We Met, Simon Lee Gallery, New York, USA
Estancia FEMSA, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico

2018
Oficio y material, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico
Sperm Cult, LAXART, Los Angeles, USA
Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia
Queer Biennial 2018, What if Utopia, Los Angeles, USA
Where we meet, Chicken Coop Contemporary, Portland, USA

2017
La tanga wax, Biquini Wax, Mexico City, Mexico
No More Deaths Benefit, Salon 94, New York, USA
Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum, New York, USA

2016
Contemporary Ceramics, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, USA
Matthew K. Abonnenc and ektor Garcia, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, USA

2015
Michael Blake and ektor Garcia, The Can Gallery, New York, USA
Floating Point, Judith Charles Gallery, New York, USA
Columbia MFA First Year Exhibition, Wallach Art Gallery, New York, USA

2014
Undergrad Thesis Show, Sullivan Gallery, SAIC, Chicago, USA

2013
Slippery Slope, WomanMade, Chicago, USA
Power of Ten, Threewalls, Chicago, USA

2012
Hispanic Heritage, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, USA

2011
Take Root, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Residencies

2019
Progetto Residency, Puglia, Italy
International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, USA

2018
Cove Park, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

2012
Ox Bow Fellowship Residency, Michigan

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