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Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is an artist whose expanded moving-image work is entangled with Boalian theater, experimental ethnography, and feminist thought. She tends to work with non-actors, and incorporate improvisation into her process. Her recent work is on the sensorial unconscious of anti-colonial movements, and on everyday poetic work in the Caribbean. Recent solo exhibitions include: Gosila at Der Tank, Basel; Rodarán Cabezas at Espacio Odeón, Bogotá; That which identifies them, like the eye of the cyclops at Western Front; A Universe of Fragile Mirrors at the Pérez Art Museum Miami; and Song, Strategy, Sign at the New Museum. Recent group exhibitions include: Whitney Biennial 2017, New York; Prospect.4, New Orleans; 8th Contour Biennale, Mechelen; and Ce qui ne sert pas s’oublie, CAPC-Bordeaux. She has received the Herb Alpert Arts Award, was a 2016 USA Ford Fellow and received a 2015 Creative Capital Award for a film-in-progress titled “Verano de Mujeres.”

Black Beach/Horse/Camp/The Dead/Forces

A 2016 film by Beatriz Santiago Muñoz addresses the contamination of Vieques.

Playa Negra/Caballo/Campamento/
Los Muertos/Fuerzas

Playa Negra/Caballo/Campamento/Los Muertos/Fuerzas se filmó en Vieques, Puerto Rico, una isla que durante 60 años fue utilizada como campo de tiro por la Marina de los EE. UU. en Puerto Rico, y que durante los últimos 10 ha seguido luchando por su descontaminación.

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2021

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