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BIO

Ernesto Walker (MX, 1982)

Based in Monterrey (MX). His artwork is characterized by the exploration of chance and abstraction as a way to encode and visually translate the reality around us, looking for links between what is accidental and what becomes meaningful. His academic formation is on the field of humanities, with a bachelor degree in International Relations obtained in 2006.

Until now he has 15 solo exhibitions and participated in 60 group exhibits, including exhibits at an international level in London, Brussels, Luxemburg, Athens, Switzerland, Argentina, United States, Colombia, Italy and Spain. Some of his artworks are part of collections in Italy, England, United States, Canada, Argentina and Mexico.

Among other distinctions, he is 1st place winner of the Saatchi Gallery Drawing Showdown 2011, obtained the FONCA Young Creators Fellowship from the National Arts Fund (2016), is recipient of the PACMyC fellowship given by the Arts and Culture National Council of Mexico (CONACULTA) as well as the FINANCIARTE production fellowship given by the State Arts Council (CONARTE). Since January 2011, he is professor of the School of Art, Architecture and Design of the Tec de Monterrey College.

Solo Exhibitions (15)

Strings Attached | Museum of Human Achievement (Austin TX: 04/17)

Conflicts with the Center of the Earth | Alliance française (03-04/17)

Law of large numbers | Alterna Gallery (Mexico City, 08/16)

The tip of the Iceberg | Tec de Monterrey Graduate School (04-07/16)

Binnacle | Alternativa Once Gallery (07-09/15)

Driving Forces | Carrillo Gil Museum of Art (Mexico City, 05 – 08/15)

Driving Forces | Vía 360° Cultural Center (01 – 02/15)

Natural Selection| House of Culture of Nuevo Leon, CONARTE (11/13 – 02/14)

No hay novedad | Distrito 14 Gallery (12/12 – 01/13)

Bonus Tracks | Museum of Contemporary Art of Yucatán (Merida, 10/12)

By any chance | Arts Faculty, University of Texas Pan American (USA, 06-09/10)

Turns out | México Arte Contemporáneo Gallery (Acapulco. 11/06)

Don’t Touch | Binni Rutie’ Contemporary Arts Gallery (06/06)

¿Why not? | Arts Corridor, Televisa Monterrey (04/06)

Yes but no | Universidad Regiomontana (10/04)


Group Exhibits (19 Listed, 60 total)

The saddest memory of Acapulco | Maleza Projects (Colombia: 03/18)

XII Femsa Biennial | Arts Center, CONARTE (10/16)

Resonances from the Garden of the Earthly Delights | Carrillo Gil Museum of Art (Mexico City, 05-09/16)

Mexico, the future is unwritten | Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Benetton Collection (Venice, 08/15)

Another Drawing(s) | Pinacoteca de Nuevo Leon (11/14 – 03/15)

XVI Call | Luis Adelantado Gallery (Spain, 07/14)

Resolana | Arts Center (Tijuana, 06/14)

Resolana | University of California, San Diego, Department of Visual Arts (USA, 05/14 – 06/14)

ETNIA Latin American Space | Athineans Multicultural Center (Athens, 05/13)

45º | Aldo Chaparro Studio Gallery (Mexico City, 05/13)

About the ball | Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey (03/13)

Contemporary Drawing | Place Suisse Des Arts (Switzerland, 11/12)

Mexican Embassy at London Reception | Pinta Latin American Art Fair (London, 06/12)

International Drawing Showdown Winners | Saatchi Gallery (London, 05-08/12 )

ETNIA Latin American Space | Neumunster Abbey (Luxembourg, 05/12)

ETNIA Latin American Space | Espace Wallonie (Brussels, 10-11/11)

8th Puebla de los Ángeles Biennial | Universidad Iberoamericana (Puebla, 10-12/11)

Second International Art Fair| University of Belgrano (Argentina, 06/06)

Like it /Don’t like it | University of Belgrano (Argentina, 05/05 – 06/06)


Distinctions

1st place winner | 11th Puebla Biennial (10/17)

International selected artist | Miami New Media Festival (EUA, 10/17)

International selected artist | Artist Territory Exchange (London, 07/17)

National selected artist | 8th Puebla Biennial (Puebla, 10/17)

International selected artist | Unlisted Projects Residency Program (Austin TX, 04/17)

National selected artist | 8th Artemergente National Biennial (03-06/17)

1st place state winner | Reseña State Art Review, CONARTE (11/16)

1st place national winner in sculpture | II EXATEC Art Biennial (11/16)

National winner | FONCA Arts Fellowship (08/16)

International selected artist | Blooom Award (Germany, 08/16)

National preselected artist | Bancomer – MACG Fellowship (08/16)

National selected artist | Arte Lumen Contest (07/16)

National selected artist | XII FEMSA Biennial (07/16)

State selected artist | Reseña 2016 Arts Review, CONARTE (10/16)

National selected artist | II Exatec Arts Biennial, ITESM (10/16)

State fellowship winner | Program for the support and development of arts with Quality, CONARTE (04/15)

International selected artist | Franc Vila Prize (Spain, 05/14)

National selected artist| Bernardo Elosúa Prize, Arte A. C. (08/12)

International selected artist | 100 curators, 100 days, organized by the Saatchi Gallery (London, 07/12)

State selected artist | Reseña 2012 Arts Review, CONARTE (06/12)

State selected artist | High performance in Contemporary Arts Program, CONARTE (05/12))

State fellowship winner | Program for the support and development of arts with Quality, CONARTE (03/12)

1st place international winner | Saatchi International Drawing Showdown 2011 (London, 11/11)

State fellowship winner | Financiarte, CONARTE (08/11)

International selected artist | ETNIA Latin American Art Space (Brussels, 08/11)

National selected artist | 8th Puebla Biennial (Puebla: 07/11)

State selected artist | Reseña 2011 Arts Review, CONARTE (07/11)

2nd award winner | Bernardo Elosúa Prize, Arte A. C. Institute (08/10)

State fellowship winner | Program for the support and development of arts with Quality, CONARTE (09/09)

PACMyC Fellowship winner | CONACULTA (09/09)

Public Sculpture commission | U. of Belgrano (Argentina, 07/05)



Studies

B. A. in International Relations| Tec de Monterrey (07/01 – 05/06)

Student Exchange Program | University of Belgrano (Argentina, 02/05 – 08/05)

Max MSP | National Arts Center CENART (06/14))

High Performance in Contemporary Arts Program PARAC | CONARTE (06/12 – 05/13)

Digital electronics fundamentals | Escuela Electrónica Monterrey (02 - 06/08)

Metalwork: Welding and fabrication | Art Students League of New York (USA, 10/09)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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