Esperanza Grez

12.03.18 23.03.18

María Esperanza creates sculptural, photographic and printmaking work. During the last, years she has worked each discipline separately and now she seeks to reach an articulation. During her time at ´ace, she explored the photolithographic technique on discarded materials found in the streets of Buenos Aires or in the houses of other artists in residence at ´ace. With the engravings she will make an installation to enter more into a spatial work.

The project starts from an observation of the city. Continuing one that I made in Santiago and entitled Naked City which referred to the city in its construction stage, I’m interested in developing this in other cities of South America. Buenos Aires is an iconic city within the region, in which, I understand, situations similar to those in Chile happen. I want to photograph the developing city, both its ports and its buildings, in order to generate an image that synthesizes comparatively what happens particularly in the large cities of our continent.

Esperanza Grez Binimelis
1992 | Santiago de Chile, Chile

2016 | Visual Arts, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
2016 | Classes with the Chilean sculptor Javier Opazo, Chile.

2015 | Marcos Bonta Contest, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile
2015 | Art fair FAXXI, Santiago de Chie, Chile

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Open Studio

Esperanza Grez


Esperanza Grez  Binimelis is visual artist who works between the sculptural and printmaking. She did took part in the ´acePIRAR program to look for new forms within the interdisciplinary. Alinterno is a project in process where she generates dialogues between records of urban architectural structures of Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile with objects related to the human intimacy, and where the body and its dynamics become present. For that reason, she printed on bathroom curtains, discarded papers and similar materials.
In this Open Studio, Esperanza was able to share her questions and experiences with the artistic community that accompanied us.

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Esperanza Grez Binimelis
1992 | Santiago de Chile, Chile


Artists in Dialogue


Reflejos was an event that combined the opening of the exhibition Divina Presencia by artist in residence Teresita Jiménez (Chile) and the Open Studios of Dolores Delia (Arg.), Esperanza Grez (Chile) and artists from the collective residency [Espacio en Blanco] 2.

As it usually happens in each residence period, ties and coincidences were generated beyond what we expected. The three artists in residence developed artwork in the photolithographic technique for the first time and the interests behind their work had many correlations, as the route of the Cordillera de los Andes, the contact between Argentina and Chile and the connection of man and nature as well as the connection human-city.

The artists in [Espacio en Blanco]2 worked on individual projects but we could say that the reflection about the routes through the city, the ways of recording the paths, the memory and inheritance was given at a general level. They worked in varied media, from artist’s book, intervention with illustration in the house of ´ace, photography, performance, video, sound art, installation and textile art.

Teresita Jiménez (Chile)

Dolores Delia (Argentina)
Esperanza Grez (Chile)

Gugui Cebey
Elías Leiro
Agustina Mazzocco
Belen Santamarina
Marisa Schmidt
Juani Serrovalle
Clara Steinhardt
Victoria Piemonte

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Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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