Lives and works in Munich
Curtis Talwst Santiago (1979, Edmonton, Alberta) works in multiple media to examine questions of memory, ancestry, and diasporic imagination. His works weave historical, familial, and speculative narratives together to question colonial frameworks and celebrate forgotten forms of knowledge. Santiago studied as a pupil of the artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. BLA BLASolo institutional exhibitions include Art Gallery of Alberta in 2022, Can’t I Alter in 2020 at The Drawing Center, New York, NY. His work has been included in group shows held The New York Museum (NY), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the Pérez Art Museum (Miami) and the SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah). He took part in the Biennale de Dakar and SITE Santa Fe in 2018, and in the Toronto Biennial in 2019. Curtis Talwst Santiago has completed several residencies including Black Rock Senegal, Pioneer Works Brooklyn, and at the University of Tennessee. In 2022 he participated in « Imagine the City », a project by Kunst und Culture Hafencity in Hamburg. His works can be found in the permanent collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Santiago has a show coming up at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Costa Mesa, CA in 2024. He currently lives in Munich, Germany.