About us

EACHEVE was founded in 2014 to address concerns about the fragility of artistic memory within Ecuador, with the original goal being the production of editorial publications with archival purpose – to record the thoughts, activities, and movement of contemporary artists in Ecuador. EACHEVE has since published a series of publications, including several important monographs, catalogs and books including Eduardo Solá Franco’s Illustrated Diaries, an artist’s book by Roberto Noboa, 101 Contemporary Art Ecuador Vol. I and the recent publication of the artist ‘Miguel Varea’

Further motivated to stimulate the growth and development of Ecuador’s art world, EACHEVE has expanded its mission to organize several exhibitions, such as ‘ Algo Después’ by Ilich Castillo (Bogotá, 2016), ‘ Objetos de duda y de certeza’ by Manuela Ribadeneira (Quito, 2019), ‘Wonder Boy Complex’ by Xavier Coronel (Quito, 2021), ‘Mantengo la Urgencia de Reconciliar’ by Sofía Salazar Rosales (Guayaquil, 2022), and ‘La visión del monte’ by Simon Speiser (Guayaquil, 2023).

In 2021, EACHEVE becomes a non-profit foundation and entered partnerships with other leading arts organizations around the world, including Delfina Foundation (London), Gasworks (London), Tropical Papers (France) and DEO Projects (Greece) with the goal of promoting Ecuadorian art internationally and nourishing the current mission of the foundation: to create new opportunities for Ecuadorian artists.

Eliana Hidalgo

Founder and director of Eacheve

Art Historian Eliana Hidalgo Vilaseca founded EACHEVE in 2014 to engage with contemporary art and artists in Ecuador and abroad via editorial production, collection consultancy, exhibitions, grants, and scholarships.

Eliana earned a Master’s in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, after which she was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She went on to work within the Department of Latin American Art at Sotheby’s New York. Upon returning to Ecuador, she worked as a Coordinator of the Museo Municipal de Guayaquil before going on to co-found and co-direct the contemporary art gallery NoMíNIMO, a project focused on educating audiences and collectors between 2010 and 2013.