Ernesto Walker (MX, 1982)

Based in Monterrey (MX). His artwork is characterized by the exploration of chance and abstraction as a way to encode and translate the reality around us, looking for links between what is accidental and what becomes meaningful. His background is on the field of Social Sciences, with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations obtained in 2006.

Until now he has 17 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibits, including shows in Mexico, London, Brussels, Luxemburg, Athens, Switzerland, Argentina, United States, Italy, Chile, The Netherlands, Colombia, and Spain. Some of his artworks are part of collections in Italy, England, United States, Canada, Argentina, and Mexico.
Among other distinctions, he is 1st place winner of the Saatchi Drawing Showdown (London, 2011), obtained the Triennial National Arts Creators System Fellowship from the National Arts Fund (2018) as well as the 1st Nuevo León State Arts Prize given by the State Arts Council (CONARTE, 2018). Since January 2011, he is professor of the School of Art, Architecture and Design of the Tec de Monterrey College. Since 2019 he is Director of the Art, Science and Technology Lab of Arte AC Institute and Tec de Monterrey College. (Last update: November 2021)


So close and yet so far ! ARE Holland Artist Residency (The Netherlands: 06/21)

Derelict | Alternativa Once Gallery (2018)

Strings Attached | Museum of Human Achievement (Austin TX: 04/17)

Conflicts with the center of the Earth | French Alliance (01/17)

Law of large numbers | Alterna Gallery (Mexico City: 08/16)

The tip of the Iceberg | Tec de Monterrey Graduate School (04-07/16)

Binnacle | Alternativa Once Art Gallery (07-09/15)

Driving Forces | Carrillo Gil Museum of Art (Mexico City: 05 – 08/15)

Driving Forces | Vía 360° Cultural Center (01 – 02/15)

Natural Selection | Casa de la Cultura de Nuevo Leon, CONARTE (11/13 – 02/14)

No hay novedad | Distrito 14 Art Gallery (12/12 – 01/13)

Bonus Tracks | Contemporary Art Museum of Yucatan MACAY (Merida: 10/12 – 01/13)

By any chance | Arts Faculty, University of Texas Pan American (USA: 06-09/10)

Turns out | Mexico Arte Contemporaneo Art Gallery (Acapulco: 11/06)

Don’t touch | Binni Rutie’ Art Gallery (06/06)

¿Why not? | Arts Corridor, Televisa Monterrey (04/06)

Yes but no | Universidad Regiomontana (10/04)


Future present | Science Gallery Michigan State University (Detroit: 09/20)

Now or never | Sitio Cero Antofagasta, Bienal SACO (Chile: 12/20)

Registry 05 | Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey (06-12/18)

The saddest memory from Acapulco | Maleza Projects (Colombia: 04/18)

XII Femsa Biennial | Arts Center, CONARTE (10/16)

Resonances from the Garden of the Earthly Delights | Carrillo Gil Museum of Art (Mexico City: 05-09/16)

Mexico, the future is unwritten | Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Luciano Benetton Collection (Venice, 08/15)

Another Drawing(s) | Pinacoteca de Nuevo Leon (11/14 – 03/15)

XVI Call | Luis Adelantado Gallery (Spain, 07/14)

Resolana | Tijuana Arts Center (Tijuana: 06/14)

Resolana | University of California, San Diego, Department of Visual Arts (USA: 05/14 – 06/14)

ETNIA Latin American Space | Athineans Multicultural Center (Athens: 05/13)

About the ball |Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey MARCO (03/13)

Contemporary Drawing | Place Suisse Des Arts (Switzerland: 11/12)

Mexican Embassy at London Reception | Pinta Latin American Art Fair (London: 06/12)

International Drawing Showdown | Saatchi Gallery (London: 05-08/12)

ETNIA Latin American Space | Neumunster Abbey (Luxembourg: 05/12)

ETNIA Latin American Space | Espace Wallonie (Brussels: 10-11/11)

8th Puebla de los Angeles Biennial | Universidad Iberoamericana (Puebla: 10-12/11)

Second International Art Fair| University of Belgrano (Argentina: 06/06)


Coautor | Compendio de ensayos “Arte y Diplomacia”, Mexican Association of International Studies (02/21)

National Jury | National System of Arts Creators, FONCA (05/20 – 10/23)

International selection | Science Gallery Detroit (USA: 05/20)

International selection | SACO 9 Contemporary Art Festival (Chile: 10/20)

1st place state winner | 1st Nuevo León State Arts Prize (11/18)

International selection | ARE Holland Residency Program (07/18)

National winner | Arts Creators National System Fellowship (11/18)

1st place national winner | 11th Puebla Biennial (Puebla: 10/17)

International selection | Miami New Media Festival ( 10/17)

International selection | Arts Territory Exchange (London, 09/17)

1st place state winner | Reseña 2016 State Art Review, CONARTE (11/16)

1st place national winner in sculpture | II EXATEC Art Biennial (11/16)

National winner | FONCA Arts Fellowship (08/16)

International selection | Blooom Award (Germany, 08/16)

National selection | BBVA Bancomer – MACG Fellowship (08/16)

National selection | Arte Lumen Contest (07/16)

National selection | XII FEMSA Biennial (07/16)

State selection | Reseña 2016 Arts Review, CONARTE (10/16

National selection | II Exatec Arts Biennial, ITESM (10/16)

State winner | Program for the support and development of arts with Quality Fellowship, CONARTE (04/15)

International selection | Franc Vila Prize (Spain: 05/14)

National selection| Bernardo Elosúa Prize, Arte AC (08/12)

International selection | 100 curators, 100 days, organized by the Saatchi Gallery (London, 07/12)

State selection | Reseña 2012 Arts Review, CONARTE (06/12)

State selection | High performance in Contemporary Arts Program, CONARTE (05/12)

State winner | Program for the support and development of arts with Quality Fellowship, CONARTE (03/12)

1st place international winner | Saatchi International Drawing Showdown 2011 (London: 11/11)

State winner | Financiarte Fellowship, CONARTE (08/11)

International selection | ETNIA Latin American artspace (Brussels: 08/11)

National selection | 8th Puebla Biennial (Puebla: 07/11)

State selection | Reseña 2011 Arts Review, CONARTE (07/11)

2nd place state winner | Bernardo Elosúa Prize, Arte A. C. Institute (08/10)

State winner | Program for the support and development of arts with Quality Fellowship, CONARTE (09/09)

National winner | PACMyC Fellowship, CONACULTA (09/09)

Mention of the Jury | International Arts Contest, University of Belgrano (Argentina: 09/05)

Public Sculpture commission | University of Belgrano (Argentina: 07/05)







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