ektor garcia’s (b. 1985, Red Bluff, CA, United States) accumulative practice encompasses textiles, ceramics, metalwork and found material presented across floor-based assemblages, sculptural groupings and sprawling environments that express personal histories, narrative threads and nomadic states. For his residency, garcia will continue his nomadic studio practice, while looking into the history of ceramics in California.
ektor holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Columbia University, New York. Exhibitions include fortaleza, Progetto, Lecce, Italy (solo); cadena perpetua, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY (solo); sangre y barro, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada (solo)(all 2019); Oficio y materia, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico; 6 1/2 Weeks, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (solo); Sperm Cult, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia; Where we meet, Chicken Coop Contemporary, Portland, USA (all 2018); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum, New York, NY (all 2017); and kriziz, Kurimanzutto, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)(2016).