Curtis Talwst Santiago

Curtis Talwst Santiago (b. 1979, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) works in multiple media to examine questions of memory, ancestry, and diasporic imagination. His works weave historical, familial, and speculative narratives together to question colonial frameworks and celebrate forgotten forms of knowledge. Santiago studied as an apprentice of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and at the New York Studio School. He has completed several residencies including Black Rock Senegal, Pioneer Works Brooklyn, and at the University of Tennessee. Santiago has exhibited internationally at museums such as the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, The Drawing Center, New York; The FLAG Art Foundation, New York; The New Museum, New York; The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing; the Institute of Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan; The Pérez Art Museum Miami; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; and the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah; among others. The artist was included in the inaugural 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art in Toronto, Canada, the SITE Santa Fe SITELines. 2018 Biennial, Casa Tomada, in Santa Fe, NM, and was featured in the 2018 Biennale de Dakar in Dakar, Senegal. Santiago lives and works in Munich, Germany.

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Curtis Santiago

Jab Women, Jab Jab Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Women, Jab Jab Posse, 2023

Mixed media in reclaimed jewelry box

3.5" X 2.5" X 2.5"
8.89cm X 6.35cm X 6.35cm

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Curtis Santiago

The Places We Will Come and Will Be From

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Curtis Santiago – The Places We Will Come and Will Be From, 2017-2023

Spray paint, oil, charcoal, pastel, acrylic, laces and grommets on canvas

144" X 100"
365.76cm X 254cm

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Curtis Santiago

Untitled

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Curtis Santiago – Untitled, 2022

Spray paint, oil, charcoal, pastel and acrylic on canvas

59" X 102.37"
149.86cm X 260.02cm

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Untitled

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Curtis Santiago – Untitled, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

35" X 63"
88.9cm X 160.02cm

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Untitled

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Curtis Santiago – Untitled, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

30" X 30"
76.2cm X 76.2cm

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Curtis Santiago

Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

18" X 14"
45.72cm X 35.56cm

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Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

18" X 14"
45.72cm X 35.56cm

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Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

18" X 14"
45.72cm X 35.56cm

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Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

18" X 14"
45.72cm X 35.56cm

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Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

18" X 14"
45.72cm X 35.56cm

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Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

18" X 14"
45.72cm X 35.56cm

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Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

18" X 14"
45.72cm X 35.56cm

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Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

18" X 14"
45.72cm X 35.56cm

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Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

18" X 14"
45.72cm X 35.56cm

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Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

18" X 14"
45.72cm X 35.56cm

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Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

18" X 14"
45.72cm X 35.56cm

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Jab Molassie Posse

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Curtis Santiago – Jab Molassie Posse, 2022

Mixed Media on paper

14" X 18"
35.56cm X 45.72cm

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Curtis Santiago

Olokun (Mama’s Mama’s Mama)

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Curtis Santiago – Olokun (Mama’s Mama’s Mama), 2016

Pastel and charcoal on paper

32.5" X 25"
82.55cm X 63.5cm

Curtis Santiago

Self as Wooden Figure

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Curtis Santiago – Self as Wooden Figure, 2016

Pastel and charcoal on paper

33" X 25"
83.82cm X 63.5cm

Curtis Santiago

Chêne-Bourg

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Curtis Santiago – Chêne-Bourg, 2017

Oil and spray paint on arches oil pad

14.3" X 11.2"
36.32cm X 28.45cm

Curtis Santiago

Berlin Blue Face 1

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Curtis Santiago – Berlin Blue Face 1, 2017

Oil, spray paint and charcoal on arches oil pad

14.3" X 11.2"
36.32cm X 28.45cm

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Colin Kaepernick

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Curtis Santiago – Colin Kaepernick, 2017

Watercolour, spray paint, oil and charcoal on unstretched canvas

41" X 20.5"
104.14cm X 52.07cm

Curtis Santiago

Sporting Life

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Curtis Santiago – Sporting Life, 2017

Watercolour, spray paint, oil and charcoal on unstretched canvas

41" X 20.5"
104.14cm X 52.07cm

Curtis Santiago

Untitled

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Curtis Santiago – Untitled, 2017

Spray paint, oil and charcoal on paper

14.3 " X 11.2 "
0cm X 0cm

Curtis Santiago

Higher Self Portrait

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Curtis Santiago – Higher Self Portrait, 2017

Spray paint, oil and charcoal on paper

14.3" X 11.2"
36.32cm X 28.45cm

Curtis Santiago

Uncle 2

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Curtis Santiago – Uncle 2, 2017

Spray paint, oil and charcoal on paper

14.3" X 11.2"
36.32cm X 28.45cm

Curtis Santiago

Uncle 1

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Curtis Santiago – Uncle 1, 2017

Spray paint, oil and charcoal on paper

14.3" X 11.2"
36.32cm X 28.45cm

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Cocoa Picasso

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Curtis Santiago – Cocoa Picasso, 2017

Spray paint, oil and charcoal on paper

14.3" X 11.2"
36.32cm X 28.45cm

Curtis Santiago

Rembrandt was a Moor

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Curtis Santiago – Rembrandt was a Moor, 2017

Spray paint, oil and charcoal on paper

14.3" X 11.2"
36.32cm X 28.45cm

Curtis Santiago

Whoonga (also known as nyaope or wunga)

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Curtis Santiago – Whoonga (also known as nyaope or wunga), 2017

Watercolour and charcoal

32.6" X 24.8"
82.8cm X 62.99cm

Curtis Santiago

Untitled

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Curtis Santiago – Untitled, 2017

Oil, spray paint and charcoal

32.6" X 24.8"
82.8cm X 62.99cm

Curtis Santiago

Parktown

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Curtis Santiago – Parktown, 2017

Pastel, charcoal, watercolour and spray paint

16.7" X 20.7"
42.42cm X 52.58cm

Curtis Santiago

1. The woman of colour and the man of colour 2. The man of colour and the white woman

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Curtis Santiago – 1. The woman of colour and the man of colour 2. The man of colour and the white woman, 2017

Pastel, charcoal and watercolour on paper

20.7" X 16.7"
52.58cm X 42.42cm

Curtis Santiago

Repentant Fucboi Laid Bare

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Curtis Santiago – Repentant Fucboi Laid Bare

Oil, spray paint, charcoal, watercolour and paper on unstretched canvas

65" X 60"
165.1cm X 152.4cm