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.
His solo exhibitions include Mácula, MUAC, Mexico City (2017); Zaratán, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2016); The Messenger, Spazio Calderara, Milan (2015); To Break A Silence Into Smaller Silences, Copperfield, London (2015); El Triunfo del Placer, Nominimo, Ecuador (2015); Lucerna, Fundación ODEON, Columbia (2012); Azor, DPM Gallery, Ecuador (2011); Munikat, Germany; Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador; Nest, Netherlands; Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands among others. His group exhibitions include Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands; Ponce + Robles, Madrid; Los Irrespetuosos, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico (2012); Marilia Razuk Gallery, Brazil; Paperless, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art – SECCA, USA (2012); Oud-Rekem Castle, Belgium; Videorama, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo – CAC, Ecuador (2013); 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba (2009); The Life of Objects, VOGT Gallery, USA (2011); Bonnefanten Museum, Netherlands; The Magic Hour, The Ridder, Netherlands (2013) and OPTIONS - Biennial of the Project of the Arts, USA (2011).
This year he will have exhibitions with Marres, Netherlands; LACMA, LA, USA; Martin van Zomeren, Netherlands, Musee D’Art Moderne.
For his most recent solo exhibition with the gallery please click here