b. 1984 Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Maria Esthela is a self-taught artist currently settled in the territory of Tiohtià:ke - Mooniyang; colonially known as Montreal, Canada.
Her practice is concerned with material investigations of the transversality of tangible and liminal states found across philosophy, science, nature and the unknown.
Her use of light and transparency superimpose the spectrums of the undefined, the relative and the impossible in a non-linear exploration of entangled knowledge systems, discerning and revealing hidden paradigms that intertwine with our physical world; a sensitivity that has manifested from her autistic and immigrant experience.
She works with a range of materials that coincide in their optical properties, which through repetition, arrangement and technology she accentuates their capacity to reflect light into coded rhythms, a poetic proposal on the discursive gestures and agential articulations of energy-matter.  
Guided by systems thinking, research, paradox, movement and meditation, her practice is handmade, process-based and occasionally site-responsive.
She has developed an abstract language ​​that seeks to evoke thoughtful lightness and emotional gravitas. Lines of inquiry and points of reflection trace and transcend the realm of reason, drawing our attention to what lies in between and beyond.
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EXHIBITIONS
2023 Philadelphia, United States - The Spite Haus, Group Exhibit September 2023, Love's Other Name

2023 Reykjavik, Iceland - SIM Residency Open Space Group Exhibit June 2023
2023 Reykjavik, Iceland - SIM Residency Artist Talk & Group Exhibit May 2023
2023 Montréal, Canada - Les Printemps du MAC Benefit Auction & Artist Talk
2022 Montréal, Canada - MIIDSPACE, Solo Exhibition, Particle Perspectives, A sculptural Installation
2022 Montréal, Canada - Group Show at LivArt, Contemporary Drawing
2021 The Wrong Biennale, Pavilion Curator & Artist (V15M1N)
2020 Montréal, Canada - Solo Exhibition, 5500, Digital Sculpture Installation & Performance
2019 Toronto, Canada - Group Show, Off Nuit Blanche, GAIA, 3 Part Video Installation
RESIDENCIES
2023 SÍM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland
2022 - 2023 Arsenal Contemporary Residency, Montréal, Canada

AWARDS
2022 Canada Arts Council, Research & Creation

EDUCATION
2022 The Systems View of Life, Capra Course, Online
2012 Escuela de Fotografia e Imagen, Madrid, Spain
2003 -2008 Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

BOARDS
2019-2020 InterAccess, Toronto, Canada

WORK EXPERIENCE