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Oscar Santillan

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La Clairvoyance, 2012 Photograph of a Horse Staring at a Bubble Made Out of His Own Semen 100x66.5 Cm
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Memorial, 2008-2009 The New York Times Rendered Blank by Chemical Process, and the Extracted Ink Turned Into a Miniature
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Memorial, 2008-2009 The New York Times Rendered Blank by Chemical Process, and the Extracted Ink Turned Into a Miniature
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Lost Star, 2012-2013 An 1840 Edition of Alexander Humboldt’s Cosmos Rendered Blank by Chemical Process, and the Extracted Ink Turned Into a Miniature
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Lost Star, 2012-2013 An 1840 Edition of Alexander Humboldt’s Cosmos Rendered Blank by Chemical Process, and the Extracted Ink Turned Into a Miniature
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Cloud, 2012 A Cloud Captured Inside a Marble Volume 30x30x30 Cm
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Documentation of 'Cloud' Moment in Which the Cloud Is Being Extracted Into the Vacuum Cleaner. in Its Interior, the Hollow Marble Sculpture Replaces the Regular Bag
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A Hymn, 2013 Event Documented on Video Https://vimeo.com/102821470
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All the Blinks, 2009-2011 Inkjet Print (all of James Dean’s Blinks) 244x155 Cm
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All the Blinks (detail)
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All the Blinks (detail)
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Accompaniment, 2012 Event Documented on Video Https://vimeo.com/104868373
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Silver Wake, 2010 Elongated Wristband and a Watch That Almost Work 250x250x4 Cm
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Failed Dawn, 2009 Sculpture 300x200x165cm
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Blackout, 2014 Graphite on Marble 50cm Diameter
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Blackout (detail) Graphite on Marble
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Finale, 2012 Event Documented on Video Https://vimeo.com/52771917
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Afterword , (2015) Video Projection From Séance
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The Messenger
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ecuador
Birth year
1980
Schools
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011, MFA
Representing galleries
Copperfield, NoMíNIMO, The Ridder
Tags
video-art, performance, photography, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

Oscar Santillan (Ecuador, 1980) lives and works between The Netherlands and Ecuador.

Since his first solo exhibit in which only animals were allowed in, Santillan has developed a practice that suggests the covenant between the possible and the impossible, the seen and the unseen. In this process distant points are brought into dialogue: the sweat of a person to the beat of drums, the breeze of jaguars to marble, bird sounds to martial arts.

After receiving an MFA degree in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University - VCU (US), Santillan has had the opportunity to attend residencies at Jan van Eyck Academie (NL), Skowhegan (US), Seven Below (US), and Fondazione Ratti (IT).

His works have been displayed at Nest (NL), Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MX), Copperfield gallery (UK), Marilia Razuk gallery (BR), The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art - SECCA (US), Oud-Rekem castle (Belgium), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo - CAC (EC), Fundación ODEON (CO), Bienal de la Habana (CU), Bonnefanten Museum (NL), Vogt gallery (US), Kunstraum Munich (DE), Bienal de Guatemala (GT), The Ridder (NL), Bienal de Cuenca (EC), among other venues.