Santiago Borja

Santiago Borja, Mexico 1970

Period of residency: June – July 2015

Santiago Borja has a BS in Architecture by Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a Masters on Theory and Practice of Contemporary Art and New Media by Université Paris 8, France. He has also completed several workshop programs at Central Saint Martins in London and at Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City. His recent work is built on the intersection between art, architecture and anthropology.

Among other awards, Borja has been recipient of a SNCA-FONCA fellowship, and grants from the Graham Foundation in Chicago, the Fundación Marcelino Botín in Spain and the Fundación/Colección Jumex in Mexico.

He has participated in numerous international exhibitions namely The Global Contemporary at ZKM, in Karlsruhe Germany and Histoires Non Encore Racontés, at the Georges Pompidou art centre, in France in 2011.

Recent solo projects include Sitio at Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye in Poissy France; Fort Da / Sampler at the Neutra-VDL House in Los Angeles; In the Shadow of the Sun at the Irish Museum of Modern Art; Divan at the Freud Museum London; Décalage at the Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, 2009; and Halo, Pavilion Le Corbusier, Foundation Suisse, CIUP, Paris, 2008. Forthcoming projects include his participation at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2015 and Thought Forms at the Sonneveld House in Rotterdam.


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