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

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.

Ivanna Santoro

General coordinator and curator

Curator, independent researcher and art educator. Her practices explore the intersections between art, education and curatorship. She is currently the general coordinator and curator of the EACHEVE Foundation.

A graduate in Visual Arts with a specialisation in theory from the University of the Arts (Guayaquil, Ecuador), her work focuses on artistic pedagogies and art as a tool for critical thinking.

She has curated eight exhibitions between Guayaquil and Quito, including the outstanding group show ‘Textere: Borrando las fronteras entre el interior y el exterior’ at the Museo del Cacao in 2022. His most recent project was the production and curatorial work for the exhibition ‘La visión del monte’ of Ecuadorian/German artist Simon Speiser at the Casa del Barrio gallery (2023).

Martina Avilés

Community Manager

Artist, researcher and cultural manager. Her practice explores aspects such as memory, identity, representation and the relationship with territory. She currently lives and works in Madrid, where she is part of the programme of studies in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. She is also communications coordinator for the EACHEVE Foundation and the Olga Fisch Project.

Since 2019, she has been a member of Galería N24 in Quito. Previously, she participated in the creation of the National Archive of Historical Photography of the National Institute of Cultural Heritage of Ecuador (2014-2015) and was cultural producer at El Pobre Diablo and Galería El Container (2015-2017).

Her work has been exhibited in several group shows in Ecuador, such as the ‘V Edición del Premio Brasil Arte Emergente’ (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, 2022), ‘Fluz’ (Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, 2015) and ‘Narrativas Fragmentadas’ (Arte Actual Flacso, Quito, 2012), among others.