Curtis Santiago (b.1979, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a former apprentice of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Santiago has exhibited internationally in solo and group shows including at the Studio Museum, Harlem; Rachel Uffner, Hunter College, New York; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, USA; the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada. Following his artist-in-residency at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, USA, he recently participated in a residency with Gallery MOMO, Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa. Santiago is included in the current group exhibition Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem, USA. Santiago lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.

CV

Born 1979, Toronto, Canada
Lives and works in Brooklyn, USA

Education

2017
Studio School, New York, USA

2010
Apprenticeship with Aboriginal Artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Vancouver, Canada

2007
Attended Emily Carr Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Vancouver, Canada

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2017
TBA, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Curtis Santiago Exhibition, curated by Magdalyn Asimakis, University of Saskatchewan College Art Galleries, Saskatoon, Canada
Exceeding Return, Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, South Africa
TBA, curated by Nicolas Etchenagucia, Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva,
Switzerland

2016
Curtis Talwst Santiago: Drawings and Miniatures, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, USA
iAPM exhibition, curated By Imagine Lab, Shanghai, China
Spring Break Art Fair, curated by Ambre Kelly & Andrew Gori), New York, USA

2015
Dock Art Fair, Lyon, France
History of Touch, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Talwst Outside, Convenience Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Nubians, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Minimized Histories: Marginalization and unrest in Talwst infinity series, curated
by Stuart Keeler & Kendra Ainsworth, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada

2012
Death of Swag at Fuse Gallery, New York, USA

2011
Artageous 3, Partners in Art and the AGO, Toronto, Canada

2010
Swagged Out, Chuck Akudu Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, Canada

2009
Troubadour, The Drake General Store, Toronto, Canada

2008
Paintings by Curtis Santiago, Grace Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2017
1:54 African Art Fair, with Momo Gallery, London, England
Declaration, Contemporary Art (ICA), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
Regarding the Figure, curated by Eric Booker, Connie H. Choi, Hallie Ringle and Doris Zhao, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, USA
Nada Art Fair Basel, with Rachel Uffner Gallery, Miami, USA
Museum of Capitalism, curated by Andrea Steves & timothy Furstnau, Oakland, USA
Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles, curated by Arden Sherman, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA

2016
Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles, curated by Arden Sherman, Hunter College East Gallery, New York, USA
Power to the People, curated by Daisuke Takeya, Earth Plus Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Truth and Power, curated by Jamila Hooker, Arch Enemy Art Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
The Mecca, curated by Ray McAuliffe, JCT Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Onion by the Ocean, curated by Essye Klempner, Underdonk, Brooklyn, USA
Built, World, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, USA

2015
A Constellation
, The Studio Museum, New York, USA
Ghost Van Installation, Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada
A to Z, Galerie White Project, Paris, France
Massive 11, (Artistic Director & features artist), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

2014
Lanmo, Toronto International Art Fair, (Performance Piece commissioned by the AGO), Toronto, Canada
Artifacts/Lanscapes, OCAD Student Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Control, Hunt Club Gallery, Toronto, Canada
To Store and Organize Materials, (Juried), Gag Bit Vinyl, Brooklyn, USA
Massive 10, (Juried), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

2013
Little Salon: These Post-Neo-Pop Like Days, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finalist, (Juried), RUSH Arts, New York, USA
Annual Manifesto Festival Art Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
Mama Birding, Communications Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Mama Birding, Loom Galler, Brooklyn, USA

2011
Good to See You, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
7 Senses, 7 For All Man Kind, Toronto, Canada
The Cheaper Show no.10, Vancouver, Canada
Winter Interlude, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2010
Live Painting Performance, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The Cheaper Show no.9, Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver Olympic Art galleries, curated by Rachel Zottenberg,  Vancouver, Canada

2009
The Cheaper Show no.8, Vancouver, Canada
Cape Town Shake Down, Studio Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Grants/Awards

2014
Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant

2011
Canada Council Travel Grants to Professional Artists

2010
Scion Artist Session Grant

2005
FACTOR Independent Sound Recording Grant
FACTOR Showcase Grant

2003
CBC Galaxy Rising Star Award
FACTOR Emerging Artist Sound Recording Grant
FACTOR Marketing Grant for Sound Recording

Residencies

2017
Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, USA
Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016
Pioneer Works, Red Hook, USA

2015
Roots And Branches, Art Gallery of Mississauga & Ontario Trillium
Foundation Education programme with Peel District School Board

2014
Roots And Branches, Art Gallery of Mississauga & Ontario Trillium
Foundation Education programme with Peel District School Board

Bibliography

2015
Jeff Hamamda, “Ring box Dioramas by Talwst”, www.booooooom.com, Vancouver, Canada

2012
Aaron Berger, “Swagged Out” www.beautifuldecay.com, Los Angeles,
California
Lauren Festa, “Death of swag” Opening Reception at Fuse Gallery New York City, thinkcontra.com/death-of-swag, New York, New York
Cedar Pasori, TALWST’s “Death of Swag” Exhibit Opening at NYC’s Fuse Gallery, complexmag.ca, New York, New York
Saskia Channel, TALWST, www.dreamsofconsciousness.com, Georgia, United States
Zoe Pawlak, I Am Jealous of Talwst, thejealouscurator.com

2011
Natalie Ast, 7 Artists 7 Senses 7 for all mankind, Women’s Post, Toronto, Ontario
Andrew Wallace, A Restless Creator Finds Inspiration in Street Art, Toronto, Ontario
Papillion Institute of Art, Arte: Curtis Santiago, www.artezine.posterous.com, Los Angeles, California

2010
Featured Visual Artist, Curtis Santiago, Skewed09, www.skewedmagazine.com, Vancouver, British Columbia
Lexa Naicu, interview, Getting to Know Curtis Santiago in Almost 21 Questions, www.skewedmagazine.com, Vancouver, British Columbia

2009
Steve Shon, In Music: Curtis Santiago, TCHAD

2004
Martin Turenne, Curtis Santiago, www.straight.com, Vancouver, British Columbia

2003
Tim Lee, An Essay on Curtis Santiago, Cahier D’activite (No.2 Winter Issue), Vancouver, British Columbia

Publications

2015
The New Yorker Online review of A Constellations group exhibition
i-D magazine Online feature
Art Toronto.ca Online review of History of Touches exhibition
Toronto Star print & online feature
CBC The Exhibitionist feature Online 7 Television, Canada
Toronto Star Print feature, New York
Bored Panda online feature
Beautiful Decay online feature
The Globe and Mail Online video Arts Feature, Toronto, Canada
The Guardian Observer Mar 8, Talwst Arts feature, United Kingdom

2012
Lab Magazine Issue 6, Talwst, Los Angeles, California

2010
Spot Check, Redbull TV, Germany

2009
Have Mercy (Mixtape)

2008
Art and Sole, Fashion TV InStyle, Toronto, Ontario

2006
TKO (2nd Solo Album)

2003
Portrait of an Artist (1st Solo Album)

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