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Patricia Esquivias

Patricia Esquivias is a Venezuelan-born artist who lives and works in Guadalajara (Mexico) and Madrid (Spain). The artist creates videos that weave found images, history and personal anecdotes into narratives that convey her insights about contemporary culture. Her video works are conceived as a form of storytelling, where the artist’s voice is used as the narrator who talks about different subjects, both historic and everyday. Esquivias’ work express a certain desire to explain something in a melancholic, hesitant and humorous tone.

Patricia graduated in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London), and received her MFA from California College of Arts (San Francisco). The artist has shown work in the 5th Berlin Biennale, and exhibited widely internationally, including Museo de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), Royal College of Art (London) and Instituto Itaú Cultural in São Paulo. Esquivias has won several residencies and prizes, including the Generation 09 prize from Caja Madrid.