The work of Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico) arises out of long periods of observation, research and documentation, during which the camera is present as an object with social implications, and as an instrument mediating aesthetic thought. Her films frequently stem from research into specific social structures or events, which she transforms into collaborative work, performance and moving image. Her recent work is concerned with the material and physical traces of abstract political ideas, particularly post-military spaces, and the relationship between new landscapes and social forms. She has participated in various exhibitions such as Ce qui ne sert pas s’oublie, ‘What is not used is forgotten’, CAPC, Bordeaux; La Cabeza Mató a Todos, TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica; MATRULLA, Sala de Arte Público Proyecto Siqueiros, Mexico City; Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York; Post-Military Cinema, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow; The Black Cave, Gasworks, London; Capp Street Project: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Trinh T Minh-Ha & Gregorio Rocha, TATE Film; VII Bienal do Mercosul; and Invasive Exotics, RAM Galleri, Oslo. She has been awarded with a 2015 Creative Capital Artist Grant for Visual Arts for her film Summer of Women. Santiago Muñoz lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Last update 8th May, 2017.