Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz Artist

Born in 1972 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is an artist whose expanded moving image work is entangled with Augusto Boal’s ideas on the Theater of the Oppressed, expanded cinema, and feminist practices. She tends to work with non-actors and incorporates improvisation into her process. Her recent work is on the sensorial unconscious of anti-colonial movements, with everyday poetic thought and feminist experiments with language and narrative. Recent solo exhibitions include: “Oriana in PIVO,” São Paulo, the 34th São Paulo Biennial; “The Navel of the Dream” at Kunstinstituut Melly; “Poetic Disorder” in the Momenta Biennale; and “Gosila” in Der Tank, Basel. Her work is part of public and private collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, Kadist, and the Guggenheim, among others. She has received a Creative Capital grant, a USA Fellowship, a Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, and the 2021 Artes Mundi Prize, shared among all seven nominees.