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.


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


MFA Columbia University, New York, USA

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

Solo Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

kriziz, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico

Ua persona show, Touche leather Bar, Chicago, USA

Group Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hispanic Heritage, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, USA

Take Root, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, USA


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

Cove Park, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Ox Bow Fellowship Residency, Michigan


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