Maria Ezcurra is an Argentinean-Mexican-Canadian artist and educator. Recipient of the Prix de la Diversité en Arts Visuels by the Conseil des arts de Montréal 2019, Maria has participated in numerous exhibits worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City, the Carl Freedman Gallery in the UK, the Nuit Blanche in Toronto, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and La Centrale Gallery. She has taught art in a number of universities and organizations in Mexico and Canada over the past 20 years. After obtaining a PhD in Art Education at Concordia University, she worked as an Artist-in-Residence in the Faculty of Education at McGill University, where she currently is a course lecturer. Maria also works as art facilitator at the McGill Art Hive and other community initiatives. Her areas of research and creation are participatory and inclusive art practices; dress and the social construction of gender; migration, identity and belonging.