Bio

Teo Monsalve (Quito 1988). Su práctica se ha desarrollado en diversos medios: pintura, dibujo, grabado, instalación y performance. También ha expandido su practica de taller a proyectos interdisciplinarios como la banda Bueyes de Madera o el proyecto Leaning Out of Windows (LOoW) en Vancouver,Canadá. 

Ha participado en exposiciones colectivas en Ecuador, Canadá, Estados Unidos y México. Cuenta con cuatro exhibiciones individuales: Despertar, No Lugar (2010), SER de los Andes, Ileana Viteri Galería de Arte (2016), Paraíso Perdido, La ideal (2017) y Metamorfosis Ambulante, Khora Art (2018). Su investigación y producción se enfocan en temas relacionados con el mundo natural como: paisaje, flora y fauna, analizados desde perspectivas post-humanistas. Entretejiendo narrativas de distintas disciplinas como la historia natural y la historia de la pintura busca un espacio de intersección entre el mito y la ciencia. Actualmente trabaja como docente en la USFQ y continua con su producción en la ciudad de Quito.

 

Bio

Teo Monsalve (Quito 1988) is a visual artist with a focus on painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, installation, and performance. By exploring themes related to the natural world of the Andes and the Amazon region of Ecuador, Monsalve is invested in developing and entangling a conversation with a variety of topics including history and landscape painting, the idea of the exotic as well as the sublime experience of nature. He has worked collaboratively with musicians as a way of expanding the rhythmic and vibrational elements of his aesthetic experiments. The predominant concerns in his practice are engaged with ideas of interculturality, interspecies relationships, geographical context and metamorphosis, both mythological and botanical. Weaving multiple narratives, drawn from his home country of Ecuador and his experience of living and studying in Canada Monsalve brings to his practice a range of influences reflecting a multicultural voice and his mestizo relationship with the Americas and the larger global sphere. He is currently pursuing an MFA degree at Emily Carr University.

Randy Lee Cutler.