Oscar Santillán

The Island Project

Oscar Santillán (born 1980, Ecuador) is an artist and cybernetician living in The Netherlands and Ecuador. Santillán is currently embarked on a long-term project oriented to rediscover lost episodes of the history of science in Latin America, understanding these attempts require seamless mutations between indigenous cosmologies, modern technologies, and sci-fi imaginaries.

Santillán has been an artist-in-residence at Delfina Foundation in the UK; in The Netherlands at Leiden Astronomical Observatory and Jan van Eyck Academy; and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. His work has been exhibited at LACMA, Socrates Park, and Ballroom Marfa, as well as at the 2020 Yokohama Triennale in Japan, the 2021 Bienal de Arte Paiz in Guatemala, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City, and Kunstinstituut Melly in The Netherlands. Santillán teaches at the St. Joost Academy in The Netherlands.

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