María Esthela (b. 1984 Tegucigalpa) is a self-taught Honduran-Canadian artist currently settled in the territory of Tiohtià:ke - Mooniyang, colonially known as Montreal.
Guided by systems thinking, research, paradox, meditation and movement her art practice is handmade, process-based and occasionally site-responsive.
Drawing inspiration from her third culture and autistic experience, she blends the spectrums between the undefined, the relative and the absurd as an ontological exploration of knowledge systems and thought processes.
By weaving ideas through haptic performance and a heuristic approach to light and material, she has developed a liminal and abstract language that traces and links patterns found across science, philosophy, nature and the unknown.
Her work seeks to invoke an emotional gravitas and physical weightlessness by drawing lines of inquiry that transcend the realm of reason.
2023, Montréal, Canada - Printemps du MAC
2022 Montréal, Canada - MIIDSPACE, Sculptural Installation
2022 Montréal, Canada - LivArt, Contemporary Drawing
2020 Montréal, Canada - Solo Exhibition, 5500, Digital Sculpture Installation & Performance
2019 Toronto, Canada - Group Show, Off Nuit Blanche, GAIA, 3 Part Video Installation
2023 SÍM Korpúlfsstaðir, Iceland (Current)
2022 - 2023 Arsenal Contemporary, Montréal, Canada
2022 Canada Arts Council, Research & Creation