Mario Santamaría

Mario Santamaría, Burgos, 1985

Period of residence: May 2014 – May 2016

The artistic practice of Mario Santamaría studies the phenomenon of the contemporary observer, paying attention to two processes, the representational practices and the machines vision or mediation. Using different tactics such as appropiation, remake or assembly, his work involves different fields like the conflict, the memory, the virtuality or the surveillance.

He graduated in Fine Arts and holds a Master in Visual Arts and Multimedia, both completed at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He has been a resident artist at Hangar, Barcelona, and before at Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (2015); Flax Art Studios, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2014); Sarai, New Delhi, India (2012) and Exchange Collective Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland (2012).

Selected exhibitions include: Infosphere. ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany (2015); Especies de Espacios. MACBA, Barcelona (2015); The Act & The Tracer. Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany (2015); We are Here Because you were/are (t)here. Das Weisse Haus. Vienna, Austria (2014); Look into the net. Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg, Germany (2014); Fuga. Variations for an exhibition. Antoni Tàpies Foundation. Barcelona (2013); Sarai Reader 09. Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, India (2012) and (In)visibility & (un)control. Fernando Pradilla Gallery, Madrid (2010).




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