Esther Moñivas (Madrid, Spain) is an Art Historian and Conservator-Restorer of Contemporary Art. She is adjunct professor at Nebrija University and conducts research at the Plastic and Visual Art Research Group in this university and at the Spanish National Research Council’s Institute of Philosophy. She co-directs the NGO Acción C and collaborates with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía’s Educational Programs Department. Her research explores the concept of matter in contemporary art; material semantics; the aesthetics of fluid materials; and the current processes of convergence between art and science. She received her Ph.D (Summa cum Laude) in 2011 for her doctoral dissertation "Presencias hídricas en el arte contemporáneo. Una perspectiva desde la semántica material" ("Water presences in contemporary art. A material semantic approach"). She has collaborated with Victoria Vesna in the exhibition "The 4th State of Water. From Micro to Macro" and has been coordinator of other activities related to water such as the course "Imágenes del agua" (Museo Thyssen Bornemisza), the workshop "Diálogos Arte-Ciencia: Taller para la creación de proyectos en torno al agua" (Complutense University of Madrid), or the exhibition "h2o: emergencias" (Complutense University of Madrid). She currently collaborates with the research project "LIQUID THINGS" in the Art & Science Department at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.