oscar santillan* *portfolio
The Lookout Installation Paint removed from the galleryâ€™s walls, and a scale model created from the resulting paint scraps 2009
The Impassive Room Installation Paint removed from the walls and rearranged on the floor 2010
Horn Sculpture Ashes from the head of a pony, glass, and pedestal 2010
Failed Dawn Sculpture 118 fluorescent lights 2008
Actual view of the installation. The little point on the center corresponds to the tiny video projection glowing through the wall. The projector is actually buried into the wall.
The Permanent Blink Videoinstallation All of James Deanâ€™s blinks 2010
Stills from the video. Every single James Deanâ€™s blink was collected from all of his movies. Then, the 951 blinks were aligned together, creating a video of several sequences of smooth spins of his head.
WATCH VIDEO 1 WATCH VIDEO 2
Memorial â€˜The New York Timesâ€™ edition rendered blank by chemical process, and a miniature created from the extracted ink 2008
The hands insistently try to move forward, without any result. WATCH VIDEO
Silver Wake A single modified watch 2010
Prolongation Installation Fuel pump with 1.3 Km. hose 2007 Work as part of â€˜Lalimpiaâ€™ collective
Please do not throw carpets on the floor Sculpture Ripe and rotten banana peels 2005
Twelve Water Drops Photograph 70 x 50 cms. (27.5” x 20”) 2010
Water Halo Photograph 90 x 60 cms. (35.5” x 23.6”) 2010
Strawberry Puddle Photograph 100 x 67 cms. (39.4” x 26.4”) 2010
The artist went to the river and took a mouthful of water that he carried in his mouth throughout the city. Walked home, and watered a little dying plant.
The Manifesto of Goodness Performance 2009
Flag Photograph 80 x 58 cms. (31.5” x 22.8”) 2010
Image of the original monument (1967) dedicated to the mythic liberal rebel Eloy Alfaro, President of Ecuador (1895 - 1912)
Scale model replica of the original monument with variation
The â€˜replicaâ€™ was displayed in a popular market in Guayaquil (Ecuador), suggesting it was an architectural project by the government.
The Drag Public intervention Resin scale model 2007
Degenerated Practices Solid oil paint Modeled out of 27.3 kg. of oil paint 2005
Meteorite Solid oil paint Dry oil paint and squirrel tail 2010
End of Travelling Solid oil paint Modeled out of 4.7 kg. of oil paint 2006-2007
“ Our dog is the only family
member who has ever visited an art exhibition”
Prof. Martha Vanegas (Benji’s companion)
An unexpected wall didn’t allow people to enter. The gallery was only open to dogs. Approximately 50 dogs attended the exhibition. Some of them spent many minutes inside, while their owners wondered what was holding their interest. There is no documentation of the gallery interior.
Art for Dogs Exhibition for new publics 2002
For Juana Ines de la Cruz, five living girls, with long hair, were accommodated inside the wall of the gallery. Their hair comes out from five holes; being the only visible part of their body to the viewer.
End of travelling
Solid oil paint Modeled out of 4.7 kg. of oil paint
Juana Ines de la Cruz Five girls with long hair 2010
Color Sperm Photographic documentation of the result of 7 masturbations by the artist, after having vegetable pigments injected into his seminal vesicles Each photograph 150 x 115 cms. 2009 2010
oscar santillan* *resume
Ecuador, 1980. Lives and works in Richmond, VA. USA
Kierkegaard’s walk Galeria Marilia Razuk Sao Paulo, Brazil 2010
Tatton Park Biennial Tatton Park London, UK 2008
Art Scouts Arlington Arts Center Washington DC. USA 2010
MoLAA prizes MoLAA Museum Long Beach, CA, USA 2008
*education Sculpture + Extended Media MFA. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA. Anticipated 2011 Design and Audiovisual Production BFA. ESPOL, Ecuador. 2007
Art theory and studio art courses. ITAE, Ecuador. 2004-2005
Writing workshop. Museo Antropológico y de Arte Contemporáneo (MAAC), Ecuador. 1999 - 2002
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Skowhegan, ME. USA. 2010
Museo de la Ciudad. Quito, Ecuador. 2007
3.5. Reference Art Gallery Richmond, VA. USA 2010 Arqueologias del Futuro Galeria Arte Actual (FLACSO) Quito, Ecuador 2010 Havana Biennial La Habana, Cuba 2009
As part of ‘Lalimpia’ collective
*awards - Second Prize Salón de Julio Museo Municipal de Guayaquil, 2010 and 2005. - Honorable Mention (as part of ‘Lalimpia’ collective) IX Cuenca Biennial, 2007. - Unique Prize of Alternative Arts FAAL. Museo Municipal de Guayaquil, 2004. - Paris Prize (as part of ‘Lalimpia’ collective) VIII Cuenca Biennial, 2004. - Honorable Mention Salón El Comercio, El Comercio Foundation, 2003. - First Prize Salón de Octubre Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, 2000.
Un fantasma que recorre el mundo DPM Gallery Guayaquil, Ecuador 2009 Playlist X Cuenca Biennial Cuenca, Ecuador 2009 SUSIE DEBBY ADELA VCU Fine Arts Gallery Richmond, VA, USA 2009 Efímera Parking lot Managua, Nicaragua 2009
As part of ‘Lalimpia’ collective
Puesto de Control Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana Cuenca, Ecuador 2008 Oficina reciente Galeria de La Universidad Catolica Guayaquil, Ecuador 2008 Lo que las imágenes quieren Fundación ICO Madrid, Spain 2007 Apparitions Museo de la Ciudad Quito, Ecuador Lecture Component
Musée du Quai Branly Paris, France 2007 El Arrastre ‘La Bahia’ popular market Guayaquil, Ecuador 2007 Estéticas en Construcción Latin American Videoart Travelling Exhibition Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala 2006