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Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is an artist based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her work arises out of long periods of observation, research and documentation, in which the camera is present as an object with social implications, and as an instrument mediating aesthetic thought. Her films frequently start out through research into specific social structures or events, which she transforms into collaborative work, performance and moving image. Santiago Muñoz’s recent work has been concerned with the material and physical trace of abstract political ideas, particularly post-military spaces, and the relationship between new landscapes and social forms. Recent exhibitions include: MATRULLA, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, México City; Under the Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today, Guggenheim Museum of Art; Post-Military Cinema, Transmission Gallery for Glasgow International; The Black Cave, Gasworks, London; Capp Street Project: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, CCA Wattis; Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Trinh T Minh-Ha & Gregorio Rocha, TATE Film and VII Bienal do Mercosul. She is also co-founder of Beta-Local, an arts organization in San Juan, Puerto Rico and director of Sessions, a series of intensive seminars anchored in the specific geography, emerging art practices, and social and political conditions of Puerto Rico. Recent exhibitions include: The Black Cave, Gasworks, 2013 in collaboration with the Tate Modern, London; A Universe of Fragile Mirrors, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL, 2016; A Universe of Fragile Mirrors, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, 2017. Song, Strategy, Sign, New Museum, NY, NY, 2017. The 2017 Whitney Biennial, New York, NY; and Condo New York, New York, NY, 2017.
Never Spoken Again reflects on the birth of modern collections, the art institutions that sustain them and their contingent origin stories. Curated by Colombian curator David Ayala-Alfonso, an alumnus of ICI’s Curatorial Intensive, the exhibition is part of ICI’s new series of programs supporting emergent voices in the curatorial field.read more »