San Juan, Puerto Rico
The work of Beatriz Santiago Muñoz arises out of long periods of observation and documentation, in which the camera is present as an object with social implications and as an instrument mediating aesthetic thought. Her films frequently start out through research into specific social structures, individuals or events, which she transforms into performance and moving image. Santiago Muñoz’s recent work has been concerned with post-military land, Haitian poetics, and feminist speculative fictions. Recent exhibitions include: Song, Strategy, Sign at the New Museum, A Universe of Fragile Mirrors at the Pérez Art Museum of Miami, MATRULLA, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, México City; Under the Same Sun, Guggenheim Museum of Art; Post-Military Cinema, Glasgow International; The Black Cave, Gasworks, London. Her work is included in public and private collections such as the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Kadist and the Bronx Museum. She is also co-founder of Beta-Local, an arts organization in San Juan, Puerto Rico.