OSCAR SANTILLAN

OSCAR SANTILLAN

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Oscar Santillan (Ecuador, 1980) insinuates in his work the existence of a territory where fact and fiction are exchangeable. Unexpected events occur there, the beat of drums synchronizes to the sweat of a person, the unrealized desire of a dead person is fulfilled, a cloud is physically capture in a marble container, or a horse looks at his own reflection.

Santillan received a Sculpture MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University – VCU (US), and attended residencies at the Delfina Foundation (UK), Jan van Eyck (NL), Fondazione Ratti (IT), Skowhegan (US), and Seven Below (US).

His work has been displayed at ‘Carrillo Gil’ Museum of Art (MX), Nest (NL), STUK (BE), Fundacion ODEON (CO), Poli/graphic Triennial (PR), The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art – SECCA (US), Copperfield (UK), Marilia Razuk Gallery (BR), Oud-Rekem Castle (Belgium), Bonnefanten Museum (NL), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo – CAC (EC), Vogt Gallery (US), Bienal de Arte Paiz (GT), among other venues.
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Oscar Santillan (Ecuador, 1980) 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 received an MFA degree in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University – VCU; attended residencies at Skowhegan and Seven Below; and, taught both at the US and Ecuador. He is in residency at the Van Eyck Academie in The Netherlands. His work has been exhibited at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MX), 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), Havana Biennial (CU), VOGT Gallery (US), Bonnefanten Museum (NL), DPM Gallery (EC), The Ridder (NL), OPTIONS – Biennial of the Project of the Arts (US), Munikat (DE), Cuenca Biennial (EC), among other venues.
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Né en 1980 à Milagro (Équateur), Oscar Santillan est diplômé en sculpture de la Virginia Commonwealth University et enseigne à l’université d’art de Philadelphie. Travaillant sur la dimension temporelle, la distance entre le faux, le vrai, la fiction et la réalité, l’artiste équatorien explore ces territoires à travers des images vidéos trafiquées, en provoquant du flou « artisanal » en soufflant sur la lentille de l’appareil photo, entre autres. Il élabore des narrations visuelles en compressant le temps et ses visualisations. La Clairvoyance (2012) présente les réactions d’un cheval à la vision de bulles de savon virevoltant dans l’air.