Born 1979 in Caracas, Venezuela
Lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Madrid, Spain


2005–07 California College of Arts, MFA
2006 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1998–01 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, BA
1997–98   Chelsea College of Art and Design, Foundation Studies

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Murray Guy, New York
2013 Kunsthalle, Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
All Traditions are Inventions, MARCO Museo de arte contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Folklore, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic (G-MK), Zagreb, Croatia
2012 The Apartment, Vancouver, Canada
Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona
2011 Hammer Projects, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Phoon, phoon, phoon, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium
2010 Murray Guy, New York
2009 Everything that is not a portion is speculation, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Patricia Esquivias: Reads like the paper, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Folklore, Murray Guy, New York
White Room, White Columns, New York
2007 Reads like the paper, Maisterravalbuena Galería, Madrid
2006 Folklore, DF Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela
Let me make you and your car in Spanish Style, Playspace, San Fransisco
2004 Temporalmente Hawaii, Centro Arte Joven Av. de América, Madrid
2003 Fútbol de Papel, Ler Devagar, Lisboa
2002 ¡Mira, mira!, Espacio F, Madrid

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Before Our Eyes: Other Cartographies of the Rif, MACBA, Barcelona
2013 Architecture & …, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
2012 Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear, Tate Modern, London
Frieze Film, Frieze London
2011 Case Histories, Alex Zachary, New York
Belvedere [VVAA], Galeria Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona
Update #2, White Columns, New York
Well Formed Data, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada
Personal Histories
, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
Towards Middle Ground, Stiftelsen 3,14 – International Contemporary Art Foundation, Bergen, Norway
2010 All we ever wanted was everything, curated by galeria perdida at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York
The Mass Ornament curated by John Rasmussen, Gladstone Gallery, New York
Faux Amis, vidéothèque éphémère, curated by Marta Ponsa, Jeu de Paume, Paris
Nachleben, curated by Fionn Meade and Lucy Raven, Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building, New York
Public Image, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, UK
Not a Place, an Outlook, curated by Regine Basha, Governorʼs Island, New York
Antes que Todo, curated by Manuela Moscoso and Aimar Arriola, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
7a Biennal d’Art Leandre Cristòfol de Lleida, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida, Spain
Gestures and Procedures, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria, Australia
2009 Video Art: Replay, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
Reflection, Gallery 400,
University of Illinois, Chicago
Report on Probability,
curated by Adam Szymczyk, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Espai dʼart contemporani de Castelló, Castellon de la Plana, Spain
The Generational: Younger Than Jesus,
New Museum, New York
Wrinkles in Time,
IVAM (Instituto Valencia de Arte Moderna), Valencia, Spain
Monument to Transformation,
City Gallery Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, traveling to Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain
2008 Photography on Photography: Reflections on the Medium Since 1960 (curated by Doug Eklund), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Bending the Word, Matrix 226, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Other Than History, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
When Things Cast No Shadow – 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin
Beyond Paradise, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Other Certainties, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York
The Pathologies of the Tourist Experience, PiST/// Interdisciplinary Project Space, Istanbul
Self Storage, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Of this tale I cannot guarantee a single word, Royal College of Art Galleries, London
Two or Three Things I Know About Her (curated by Helen Molesworth), Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The World Is All That Is The Case, Hudson Franklin, New York
L’Argent (curated by Caroline Bourgeois and Elisabeth Lebovici), Le Plateau, Ile-de-France, Paris
Mildred’s Lane (curated by Mark Dion and J. Morgan Puett), Alexander Gray Associates, New York
E-Flux Video Rental, Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Video a la carta 2, Galeria DF Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela
Until I Find You / Folklore I&II, Ergül Cengiz / Patricia Esquivias, Rodeo Galley, Istanbul
2007 Preview Berlin, Stand Maisterravalbuena Galería, Madrid
Pensée Sauvage- On human freedom, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
EASTinternational, Norwich, United Kingdom
A Kingdom for a Horse, Peles Empire, Los Angeles
En exhibidor vs Anaquel, Celda Contemporánea, México D.F.
Barclay Simpson Award, Oliver Center, Oakland, CA
2006 Certamen Internacional Artes Plásticas Pollença, Pollença, Mallorca
2005 Air Container, Museo Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, México
2004 Casas y Calles, Atocha 36, Madrid
2003 Guasipichai, Fernando Sexto, Madrid
Heco por mano…., Galería Artificial, Madrid

Selected Screenings

2008 Más o menos cine, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain
ITALIA ITALIE ITALIEN ITALY WLOCHY, Sannio Contemporary Art Museum, Italy
2007 Cine Casi Cine, Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid
Night at the museum (or what Betty Boop saw), Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid
Mass Views Video Series, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX
2006 Death by Tealight IV, ATA, San Francisco, CA
OK, Quoi?, Struts Gallery, Sackville, Canada
Material World, French Allience, San Francisco, CA
Mañana es demasiado tarde, los29enchufes, Madrid, Spain
Pixapins, Photoespaña, Madrid, Spain
2005 Video Nuit “Adding up,” Nice, France

Awards and Grants

2007 Present Future, Illy Award, Artissima
EAST Award
EASTinternational fellowship
Barclay Simpson Award
2006 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship
Fulbright Scholarship for extended studies in the USA.
Merit Scholarship, California College of Arts.
2005 Mexican Government Grant _ Residency at O.P.A. Guadalajara, México.
2004 Workshop with artist Mireya Masó, Murcia, Spain

Public Collections

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC, Paris
Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida, Spain



2013 Hontoria, Javier. “Patricia Esquivias.” Artforum (October 2013), pp. 314–315
2010 Boucher, Brian. “Patricia Esquivias.” Art in America (October 2010)
Kerr, Merrily. “Patricia Esquivias – Murray Guy.” Time Out New York, 17–23 June 2010
Moscoso, Manuela. “Patricia Esquivias.” Bomb, no. 113 (Fall 2010), pp. 64–65
“Patricia Esquivias.” The New Yorker, 1 June 2010
2009 García, Ángeles. “El arte como una paella.” El País, 24 June 2009
McHugh, Gene. “The Generational: Younger than Jesus.” Artforum (Summer 2009)
2008 Alemani, Cecilia. “Patricia Esquivias.”, February 2008
de la Torre, Blanca. “Patricia Esquivias – Murray Guy and White Columns.” Arte al dia International
Szymczyk, Adam and Filipovic, Elena, eds. When Things Cast No Shadow. Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2008
The New Yorker
, 4 February 2008
Van Pee, Yasmine. “Bending the Word.” Modern Painters (December 2008)
Ward, Ossian. “Of this tale I cannot guarantee a single word.” Time Out London, 15 April 2008
2007 “Patricia Esquivias.” Calle 20 (June 2007)
“Patricia Esquivias.” On Madrid, no. 54, 1–7 June 2007
Pozuelo, Abel. “Patricia Esquivias, decir lo indecible.” El Cultural, 21–27 June 2007
2005 Mayer, Mariano. No mueras sin laberinto. Buenos Aires: bajo la luna, 2005