Patricia Esquivias

Patricia Esquivias (Caracas, 1979) grew up and lives in Madrid. In her pieces, videos and installations, she deconstructs hegemonic narratives and offers alternative ways to reconstruct them and rediscover lost histories. Taking as a starting point events, characters, cultural objects or popular culture phenomena, Esquivias articulates her narratives to question the past, in order to retrace that path in which some interpretations displace others.


Esquivias studied art in London and San Francisco and has made several stays and residencies in: Skowhegan, USA; Wiels, Brussels; "Schloss Solitude", Germany; "Residencia en la Tierra", Colombia; "Rif Post-Residencie", Morocco; "Transcultural Academy SKD", Germany,; "Matadero Residency Program", Spain. She has received several grants for creation with which he was able to develop her projects, such as; Hilar largo with the production aid La Caixa and the production aid of the Community of Madrid, the video Cardón Cardinal with the Multiverse BBVA grant, the book Cardón cardinal with the creation aid Vegap, the tapestry Cardón Cardinal, with the aid of Residencias Matadero, the video installation Walking still with the grant of the Botín Foundation, or Folklore III with Generación 2009. She has exhibited her work in Spain (Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, CA2M, CentroCentro, La Casa Encendida, TEA Tenerife, Artium Vitoria, CGAC, CAC), Germany (Frankfurter Kunstverein, Langenhagen Kunstverein, Dresden Kunsthaus, 5th Berlin Biennale), USA (White Columns, Murray Guy, Hammer Museum), Italy (Arcos Museum), and England (East International, Tate Modern).