The Blank Conversation Storie (stra)ordinarie
Curated by Claudia Santeroni
Meeting Oscar Santillan | 23 – 26 September 2015
The Blank Conversation is backand it’s a transversal project ideated by The Blank that involves residencies, interviews, publications, photography to create a new way of communication that tells the Contemporary Art in a spontaneous and available key.
Oscar Santillan (Ecuador, based in Amsterdam) 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), Irish Museum of Modern Art (IE), 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.
The Blank Conversation | Meeting Oscar Santillan
23 – 24 – 25 – 26 September 2015
The Blank – via Quarenghi, 50 Bergamo
For infos and appointment with the artist:
tel: 03519903477 – since Tuesday to Saturday 9.00 am- 1.00 pm