Maria Ezcurra

2024 Exhibition Artist

Maria Ezcurra (she/elle/ella) is a Latina-Canadian artist, educator and mother living in Tiohtià:ke-Montreal. She has participated in numerous exhibits and events worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art and the MUAC in Mexico City, the Carl Freedman Gallery in the UK, the Sur Gallery and the Nuit Blanche in Toronto, and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. In Montreal, she has presented her work at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Art Souterrain, and in solo shows at OBORO, La Centrale and Projet Casa. She has also developed diverse public, participatory and community art projects in various contexts, and is a founding member of the Intervals art collective. Maria has worked as a Visiting Artist at the RSBO and has been an Artist-in-Residence at Shriners Hospital and in the Faculty of Education at McGill University, where she founded the Art Hive. Maria has also had the opportunity to participate in several artistic residencies, including Adélard (2022) and the 3e impérial, centre d’essai en art actuel (2023). She is the recipient of the Prix de la diversité en arts visuels from the Conseil des arts de Montréal (2019), the Prix Powerhouse from La Centrale galerie (2022), and the Prix d’Art Actuel du MNBAQ (2023). Holder of a PhD in Art Education from Concordia University, Ezcurra has taught art at several universities and organizations in Mexico and Canada over the past 20 years. She currently is a course lecturer at Concordia and McGill Universities. Being a double immigrant, her artwork explores notions of memory, identity, belonging and immigration, and the cultural power of personal and social objects—mostly clothing.