Francisco Baquerizo (b. 1993, Quito, Ecuador)

Currently living and working in the Netherlands.

Baquerizo obtained a MA in Fine Arts from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, the Netherlands (2022) and a BA in Visual Arts from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador (2017). His first solo exhibition, Observando: el tiempo, was presented in 2017 at Fondo de Cultura Económica del Ecuador, Quito. His work has been presented in group exhibitions in various art spaces across Ecuador. Baquerizo was shortlisted for Premio Brasil, Arte Emergente 2017, a prestigious prize for emerging artists in Ecuador. He was selected to participate in the Molten Capital Artistic Residency, Santiago de Chile, Chile, in 2018. His publication Escrito en Piedra (“Written in Stone”), a collaboration with Adrián Balseca, published by Terminal Ediciones (2019), is held in the library of the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona (MACBA), Spain, and has been presented at art book fairs around the world.

SOLO SHOWS

—2017. Quito, Ecuador. Observando: el tiempo, Fondo de Cultura Económica Ecuador.

GROUP SHOWS

—2022. Utrecht, Netherlands. SCAFFOLDING SCAFFOLDING curated by Rachael Rakes, BAK basis voor actuele kunst.

—2019. Guayaquil, Ecuador. Salón del Rock n’ Perreo, Violenta Art Gallery.

—2018. Guayaquil, Ecuador. Los Cañonazos del Sur, Violenta Art Gallery.

—2018. Cuenca, Ecuador. NAW! That’s what I call contemporary: On purpose of the XIV Bienal Internacional de Cuenca: estructuras vivientes, La Vitrina Cultural Center.

—2018. Santiago de Chile, Chile. Molten Capital Residency + UC Show, School of Art of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

—2018. Quito, Ecuador. Infinito: 8th anniversary of No Lugar – Arte Contemporáneo, No Lugar Art Gallery.

—2018. Guayaquil, Ecuador. Escuela del Terror, Violenta Art Gallery.

—2017. Quito, Ecuador. Constelaciones: 20th anniversary of the Visual Arts career from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Cultural Center of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.

—2017. Quito, Ecuador. Premio Brasil – Arte Emergente 2017, Contemporary Art Center of Quito.

—2017. Quito, Ecuador. Laberintos del Pensamiento, Fondo de Cultura Económica Ecuador.

—2016. Quito, Ecuador. Nos Humanos, Alliance Française of Quito.

—2015. Quito, Ecuador. Ruta Quebradas: About Creeks communities from Quito, YAKU Museo del Agua.

—2013. Quito, Ecuador. Intervenciones, Naranjilla Mecánica Art Gallery.

—2012. Quito, Ecuador. Andamio: 15th anniversary of the Visual Arts career from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Metropolitan Cultural Center of Quito.

RESIDENCIES

—2018. Santiago de Chile, Chile. Molten Capital Artist Residency + Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

PUBLICATIONS

—2019. Escrito en Piedra (a.k.a. Written in stone), publication in collaboration with Adrian Balseca. Terminal Ediciones.

—2016. Index Arte Contemporáneo #00, Contemporary art magazine of the Visual Arts Career from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Cover art and indexes.

AWARDS

—2018. Santiago de Chile, Chile. Selected artist from Ecuador by Molten Capital Residency and UC.

—2017. Quito, Ecuador. Preselection Premio Brasil – Arte Emergente.