Curtis Talwst Santiago (1979, Edmonton, Alberta) studied as a pupil of the artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. His latest solo show, Can’t I Alter was held at The Drawing Center in New York City in 2020. He has held a great number of exhibitions in international institutions such as 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. Santiago’s works may be found in the permanent collection of The Studio Museum in Harlem.
In 2019, he was invited to the artistic residence project at Palazzo Monti in Brescia. Most recently Curtis Talwst Santiago was selected by Black Rock Senegal for the 2021 Artist in Residency program. Right now he is participating in « Imagine the City », a project by Kunst und Culture Hafencity in Hamburg. He currently lives in Munich, Germany.