Oscar Santillan (b. 1980 Ecuador) is interested in connecting distant points: the sweat of a person with the beat of drums, paper made out of a medicinal tree with Nietzsche’s typewriter, or bringing together the breeze displaced by a running jaguar and a marble container.
Oscar Santillan studied at Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (2007). He holds an MFA degree in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University (2011); attending residencies at the Davidoff Art Initiative, Skowhegan, Seven Below and Delfina Foundation. He has taught both in the US and Ecuador. His works have been exhibited at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam), Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Mexico) Copperfield (London), Nominimo (Ecuador), Marilia Razuk Gallery (Brazil), The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art - SECCA (USA), Oud-Rekem castle (Belgium), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo - CAC (Ecuador), Fundación ODEON (Argentina), Havana Biennial (Cuba), VOGT Gallery (USA), Bonnefanten Museum (Netherlands), DPM Gallery (Ecuador), The Ridder (Netherlands), OPTIONS - Biennial of the Project of the Arts (USA), Munikat (Germany), Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador), Nest (Netherlands), Centraal Museum, Utrecht (Netherlands) among many others.
For his most recent solo exhibition with the gallery please click here