Emerging Artist Grant
Ilich Castillo organizes, collects or places anomalies in diverse systems that seem to possess certain patterns of behavior or uncertain internal logics. Within these exercises of observation, the artist raises the possibility of thinking the accidental as a loophole to access an underlying perception of our experience with the world. Castillo is a member of the collective LaLimpia (2001-2014) and the laboratory Brigade de Dinujantes (2012-present). He studied Visual Arts at ITAE (2004-2010) and obtained his degree at the Casa Grande University (2014).
Additionally, he has participated in more than 10 residences and workshops. He has held individual exhibitions in cities such as Guayaquil, Quito, Cuenca, Bogotá, Colombia, and Santander, Spain. He has participated in more than 30 international exhibitions in countries including the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Romania, Croatia, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Perú, and Guatemala. He has also represented Ecuador in the following biennials and international festivals: I and II Biennial of the Image in Movement (BIM), Buenos Aires. (2011 and 2014); 15th Edition Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Collectif Jeune Cinema, Paris; 8th Festival "Days of Reappropriation", Mexico D.F. (2012); VIII and XIX International Biennial of Basin (2004 and 2011); V Video Art Biennial, Inter-American Development Bank IDB, Washington D.C. (2010). His distinctions include First Prize, Fundación El Comercio Hall, Quito (2007); First Prize, 49th Salón de Julio, Museo Municipal de Guayaquil (2005); Paris Prize, (with LaLimpia), 8th International Biennial of Art, Cuenca (2004).
His distinctions include First Prize, Fundación El Comercio Hall, Quito (2007); First Prize, 49th Salón de Julio, Museo Municipal de Guayaquil (2005); Paris Prize, (with LaLimpia), 8th International Biennial of Art, Cuenca (2004).
Photo courtesy of the artist
A Look Inside:
Guayaquil, Ecuador, 1978.
Artes Visuales en el Instituto Tecnológico de Artes del Ecuador, ITAE. Guayaquil, Ecuador (2004-2010). | Casa Grande University. Guayaquil, Ecuador (2014).
CIFO Grants & Commissions Program 2017 (Emerging Artist award). Florida, USA | Second prize, Bienal No Visual, Museo Antropológico y de Arte Contemporáneo. Guayaquil, Ecuador (2009). | First prize, Salón Fundación El Comercio. Quito, Ecuador (2007). | First prize, 49 Salón de Julio, Museo Municipal de Guayaquil. Guayaquil, Ecuador (2005). | Premio París, (con LaLimpia), 8va. Bienal Internacional. Cuenca, Ecuador (2004).
CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition 2017. Florida, USA | “Algo Después” (Something After), Espacio Odeón, Bogotá Museomático, IN-Contemporary Art. Cuenca, Ecuador (2016). | “Tántalos”, Demolden Video Project, Santander. Florida, USA (2014). | II Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014). | 15th Edition Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Collectif Jeune Cinema. Paris, France (2012). | 8th Festival "Jornadas de Reapropiación" (Days of Remembrance). Mexico D.F, Mexico (2012). | "Pasado Imperfecto" (Imperfect Past), Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, Telefónica. Lima, Peru (2012). | XIX Bienal International de Cuenca; Campo de Asociaciones, Dibujo Contemporáneo, MAAC. Guayaquil, Ecuador (2011). | V Bienal de VideoArte, The Inter-American Development Bank. Washington D.C., USA (2010).