Estudios

  • Licencitiate Degree in Design and Audiovisual Production, graduado/a de la Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (ESPOL). Ecuador en 2007
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Sculpture + Extended Media, graduado/a de Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond, VA . USA en 2011

Perfil

Oscar Santillan (Ecuador, 1980) insinuates in his work the existence of a territory where fact and fiction are exchangeable. Unexpected events occur there, the beat of drums synchronizes to the sweat of a person, the unrealized desire of a dead person is fulfilled, a cloud is physically capture in a marble container, or the tip of a mountain is stolen.

Santillan received a Sculpture MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University - VCU (US), and attended residencies at the Delfina Foundation (UK), Jan van Eyck (NL), Fondazione Ratti (IT), Skowhegan (US), and Seven Below (US).

His work has been displayed at Museo de Arte ‘Carrillo Gil’ (MX), Nest (NL), STUK (BE), Havana Biennial (CU), The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art - SECCA (US), Copperfield (UK), Marilia Razuk Gallery (BR), Oud-Rekem Castle (Belgium), Bonnefanten Museum (NL), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo - CAC (EC), Fundación ODEON (CO), Vogt Gallery (US), Bienal de Guatemala (GT), among other venues.

Fuente

Los trabajos de Óscar Santillán insinúan la existencia de un territorio en donde la realidad y la ficción pueden intercambiarse, dando lugar a eventos inesperados y absurdos.