Ernesto Bautista

Ernesto Bautista lives and works in El Salvador, Colombia, and Mexico. Bautista has recently participated in ICI’s Notes for Tomorrow; SITAC XIV, Puebla, Mexico; Beca Mundi, Flora Ars Natura, Bogotá, Colombia; ARCUS Project Residency Program, Moriya, Japan and II Bienal del Sur, Caracas, Venezuela. Bautista is a founding member of Curatorial Cinema, Laguna Verde Films and The Fire Theory. The Fire Theory’s recent exhibitions include Dios, Union, Libertad curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud at ProsjektromNormanns, Stavanger, Norway; ICE at Open Source Gallery, New York, USA. Bautista has participated in the Harpo Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists at the Santa Fe Art Institute; the Residency of the Americas at the Darling Foundry Centre, Quebec, Canada; and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia’s Residency at Taller 7, Medellin, Colombia. Bautista has had solo exhibitions at the ExTeresa Art Museum, Mexico City, Mexico, Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China, and the Gallery Valenzuela Klener at Bogotá, Colombia. He has also exhibited work at “X”, Museum of Art of El Salvador and Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria; Triennal of Milan, Milan, Italy; VII Biennial of Visual Arts of the Central American Isthmus; Biennial of the Frontiers, Tamaulipas, Mexico; Broken, Reflejos Íntimos, ExTeresa Art Museum, Mexico City, Mexico; Collections at the Illy Art Collection, Venice, Italy; Reina Sofía Art Museum, Madrid, Spain; and Flora Ars Natura and MAMBO, Bogotá, Colombia. Bautista is included in the publication Contemporary Languages from Centro América edited by Luisa Fuentes Guaza and Visual Disobedience: Art and Decoloniality in Central America.

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Notes for Tomorrow

Notes for Tomorrow is a new exhibition conceived by ICI, featuring artworks selected by alumni of the Curatorial Intensive from around the world to reflect on a new global reality ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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