Ezequiel Montero Swinnen
He was born in Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina in December 1983. He lived there until he became 18, when he moved to Buenos Aires where he currently lives. He works as a visual artist, photographer, designer and university professor. As an artist, he works mainly with photography, video, installation and drawing. The topics that appear frequently in his works are: the pause, the suspension, the silence, the levity, the magnetism.
He exhibited his works in museums and galleries in New York, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Peru, Bolivia, Panama, Uruguay and Argentina.
He was selected for a scholarship to participate in an artist workshop with Liliana Porter by the Ace Foundation for the Contemporary Art and Peisa Place. During 2013 he actively participated in the PAC (Contemporary Artistic Practices) program at the Gachi Prieto gallery with the following professors: Rodrigo Alonso, Rafael Cippolini, Eduardo Stupía, Gabriel Valansi, and Carlos Herrera.
He was selected in the EPA (Space of Audiovisual Projects) program of the Arte x Arte gallery.
He did a Postgraduate Course with Specialization in Media and Technologies in Visual Arts at the National University Institute of Art (UNA, former IUNA) with Alicia Romero, Marcelo Giménez, Eduardo Molinari, Julio Flores, Rosa Faccaro, Nelda Ramos, Perla Bajder, and Raúl Lacabanne. Currently, he is working on his postgraduate thesis: The pause, the duration of an instant (the dialectics of time between a still image and a moving image).
He graduated as B.A. in Graphic Design at UADE (a private university), where he also studied Marketing. He studied photography and pinhole photography with Jorge Mónaco at the National School of Photography. In addition, he studied lightening and zonal system with Federico Zampaglione and color with Sandro Franchi at the study of Marcelo Gurruchaga. He attended seminars and courses of contemporary art with Andrea Giunta, installation and performance with Celina González Sueyro, drawing with Sergio Moscona, and painting with Adrián Lirman and Jaak Swinnen.
He organized and gave many workshops and conferences related to creativity, art and image. He has been a university professor since 2005. Currently, he teaches at UADE, ESEADE, NIKON SCHOOL and at Marcelo Gurruchaga School. He created the trial lab for visual artists "Magical Hemisphere".
He currently lives, studies and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.