Born in Santa Ana, El Salvador in 1987. Lives and works in San Salvador.
Ernesto Bautista’s major exhibitions include “LITTLE STORY OF DEMOCRATIZATION OF FEAR” (The Museum of Man, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2015), “BIENNIAL OF THE FRONTIERS” (The Museum of Contemporary Art of Tamaulipas, Tamaulipas, Mexico, 2014), and “X” (Museum of Art of El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador, 2014).
Bautista has participated in artist-in-residence programs in many regions worldwide, including the United States (Santa Fe Art Institute), China, Canada, Colombia, and Mexico. Raised amid social and political instability in El Salvador, he is deeply conscious of the violence, death, and war around him and feels compelled to investigate the essential meaning of human existence and life. Taking blood, bullets, fire, human bones, knives, and other objects evocative of death and violence as his media, he creates sculptures, installations, and video works that explore the problems of society and politics.