SPANISH. Conversation between Santillán and curator Amanda de la Garza regarding the artist's exhibition at MUAC (Mexico City). 2017

DUTCH/SPANISH. Interview with the artist while he was in-residence at the Van Eyck. 2014

ENGLISH. Artist Oscar Santillán lecturing about his artistic practice and experimentation at the Van Eyck (The Netherlands). 2013

AU, monographic book on the work of Oscar Santillán. Hardcover, 248 pages, full colour, 31x21x3cm. 2017. Edition of 500 numbered copies.

Edited by Chiara Ianeselli. Designed by Stefano Faoro. Text contributions by Alexia Tala, Simone Menegoi, Timotheus Vermeulen & Robin van den Akker, and Chiara Ianeselli.

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Oscar Santillán / b. 1980 Ecuador / lives between The Netherlands and Ecuador

A visual artist and (self-proclaimed) cybernetician, Santillán began as a self-taught artist in his native Ecuador. In 2002 he held his first solo show ‘Art for Dogs’ in which, precisely, only dogs were allowed in to witness the exhibition. A fellowship allowed him to pursue and obtain an MFA in Sculpture at VCU—Virginia Commonwealth University, US. Over the past years he has been an artist-in-residence at Jan van Eyck, NL; Delfina Foundation, UK; Fondazione Ratti, IT; Skowhegan, US; and Leiden Astronomical Observatory, NL.

His solo exhibitions include, Parque gallery; Mexico City, MX (upcoming 2019). Oscurana, Château La Borie; Solignac, FR (2018). Mácula, MUAC; Mexico City, MX (2017). Zaratán, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art; Rotterdam, NL (2016); Codex, Metales Pesados. Santiago de Chile, CL (2016). The Messenger, Spazio Calderara; Milan, IT (2015). To Break A Silence Into Smaller Silences, Copperfield; London, UK (2015). On Hesitation Marks, Kunstraum; Munich, DE (2013). Lucerna, Fundación ODEON; Bogota, CO (2012), among others.

Santillán’s work has been shown at institutions such as NRW FORUM, Düsseldorf; SongEun Art Space, Seoul; LACMA, Los Angeles, CA; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar; Zadkine Museum, Paris; FRAC Île-de-france, Paris; IMMA—Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX; Rochechouart Musée d’art contemporain, Rochechouart; Album Arte, Rome; STUK, Leuven; Trienal Poligráfica, San Juan; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; National Dutch Dance Festival—Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; Oud-Rekem Castle, Rekem; CAC—Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; Museo de la Universidad Nacional, Bogotá; Centraal Museum, Utrecht; among others.



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