Quito, Ecuador. 1989.
Lives and works in Quito.




Adrián Balseca’s work intends to activate strategies of representation, narrative, and / or interaction to highlight the cultural specificities of determined places. The artist is interested in exploring the relations and tensions between industrial production and craftsmanship, revealing his fascination with historical processes. He configures materials used for the production of manufactured goods. Often, his work involves the transforming of everyday objects or determined civil laws into other material forms or legal experiences. These projects – from small interventions, to actions or documented videos for specific places at a large scale – are elaborated based on ideas concerning emerging economies, nature, power, and social memory.





Horamen (Series) (2017)
B/W photo 35mm
Digital print on Ilford paper
50cm x 37,5cm




Untitled 1 (from the series Horamen)  (2017)
B/W photo 35mm
Digital print on Ilford paper
20cm x 29,27cm





The Skin of Labour (2016)
Digital print on Ilford paper
27 x 36 cm





Project for a portrait (The origin of Introduced Species)  (2016)
Detail of personal photographs at Segundo’s woodshop,
San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
Video still, 16mm, 10'05" (loop)




Mar cerrado (documentary) (2016)
Video still, 5’00” (loop), digital 4k




Mar cerrado (documentary)  (2016)
Video still, 5’00” (loop), digital 4k





Mar cerrado (documentary)  (2016)
2°11’07” S 80° 51’47” W
C-print
26.44 cm x 47 cm




El Cóndor pasa (2015)
Video still. Single channel, digital, 15’41’’ (loop)




La Abundancia  (2014)
C-print
66,72 cm x 100 cm




Medio camino  (2014)
Video still, single channel video, digital, 15’41’’ (loop)