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statement

My artistic practice is based on finding a new meaning to what has been established, through the deconstruction and reconstruction of original universes with its own rules and logic.

There is an analysis of the main participating elements and based on it , I give a new concept  to my  work. I modify the pre-existing elements and ideas, I express them through a totally different concept, as a mean  to express my concerns. I'm talking about territories, gender identity, belonging where we want to belong.  

We should be able to look into ourselves to find out who we really are, what we believe in and so we can fight for our ideales.

It is through the questioning that this dichotomy between the known and the new reconstructed that can trigger in each person different interpretations.

bio

Santiago Estellano was born in 1977, in Montevideo, Uruguay. He studied Art and Digital Animation at Montgomery College, Washington DC (1999), and is a technician in Graphic Design from the Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay (2001).

Since 2008 he has lived in Buenos Aires, he took photography and design courses at the University of Buenos Aires. and Rojas Cultural Center, painting and work clinic at the Guillermo Roux Foundation (2009 - 2011) following the teachings of Alejandra Roux, Marina Curci, Teresa Durmuller and Matias Ercole. During 2015 and 2016 he attended the Construction Clinic at Fundación Cazadores with Alejandra Roux and Sergio Bazán. In 2020, he participated in the "Training and Management Program for Argentine Artists" taught by Cecilia Medina. He won the 2021 Group Training Scholarship from the National Fund for the Arts. In January 2022, the work "Estado de Situación" received an honorable mention in the "Federal Cultural Competition for Environmental Action".

Lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Awards and Mentions:

Honorable Mention Painting - Federal Competition for Environmental Action 2021, Bs.As. Argentina.
National Fund for the Arts, Group Training Scholarship 2021, Bs. As., Argentina.
Acquisition Grand Prize, Arteclásica 2010,
Bs. As., Argentina
Special Mention Digital Photography, Mainz Museum 2009,
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Individual Samples:

Lost in metaphors, CC Impar, Bs. As. Arg. Curator: Carolina Chocron

What if the pandemic were Gaia's Revenge? - Museum of Contemporary Art of Salta mac, Salta Capital, AR - 2022. Curator: Cecilia Medina

Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), Bs. As., AR - 2021

MissFusion - Colonia, UY - 2017

Invasion - mock gallery, Bs. As., AR - 2013. Curator: Maxi Jacoby.

Links - Buenos Aires, AR - 2012. Curator: Alejandra Roux

 

 

Collective Samples:

 

Grevy Gallery, Cologne, Germany, 2024

CC Impar, Bs. As. 2024. Curador: Carolina Chocron

C.A.C.A. - POPA Galería - Bs. As., AR - 2024

Engendered - Vichitra Desh - Delhi, India - 2023. Curator: Myna Mukherjee.

gran Salon LA BOCA - Bs. As., AR - 2023

Kim Yun Shin Museum - Buenos Aires, AR - 2022. Curator: Cecilia Medina

Korean Cultural Center - Bs. As., AR - 2021. Curator: Cecilia Medina

SAC is presented - Bs. As., AR - 2021

Connected by Telepathy - Modos - Bs. As., AR - 2017

E. Cabrera 3641 - University of Palermo - Buenos Aires, AR - 2017

Cazadores Fundation - Buenos Aires, AR - 2016

PHOS invites POPA - Pilar - Bs. As., AR - 2014

Master Plan - Bs. As., AR -  2013. Curator: Maxi Jacoby.

CASA FOA - Jacaranda - Bs. As., AR - 2012

Backroom - POPA - Bs. As., AR - 2012

Guillermo Roux Foundation - Buenos Aires, AR - 2009, 2010, 2011

The Second Look  - Angel Guido Art Project - Bs. As., AR - 2010. Curator: Ma. Silvia Corcuera.

Grand Prix Painting - Classical Art - Bs. As., AR - 2010

Empty -  Angel Guido Art Project, Bs. As., AR  - 2010

Infantilism -  Angel Guido Art Project - Bs. As., AR - 2009. Curator: Maxi Jacoby.

Digital Art - Mainz Museum - Buenos Aires, AR - 2009

Art Fairs:

MACba - Almacén de Arte - Cordoba - 2023

FACba - Almacén de Arte - Cordoba - 2021

ArteCo2021 - Almacén de Arte - Corrientes, AR - 2021

Another Fair - Almacén de Arte - Bs. As., AR - 2021

Pinta Miami Art Fair - mock gallery - Miami, US - 2015

Pinta Miami Art Fair - mock gallery - Miami, US - 2014

International Art Fair Los Angeles - Los Angeles, US - 2014

EGGO - Recoleta Cultural Center - POPA - Bs. As., AR - 2012

arteBA2011 - Angel Guido Art Project - Buenos Aires, AR - 2011

arteBA2010 - Angel guido Art Project - Buenos Aires, AR - 2010

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Sunset, ink and acrylic on canvas, 83x118cm, 2010
 
Acquisition Grand Prize,
Classical Art 2010, Bs. As., Argentina
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Situation Status: Level of Nitrogen Dioxide contamination over the region of the Province of Buenos Aires and CABA, Painting on digital collage printed on
250gr paper, 2021

 
Honorific mention on ECO Region Centro - Painting,
Federal Cultural Contest for Environmental Action 2021, Bs. As., Argentina
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Untitled, digital photography, 2009
 
Special mention on Photography,
Mainz Museum 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Laguna Torre, Santa Cruz, Ar

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