Santiago Mostyn


Grass Widows
29 February - 26 April, 2020
Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB. 

Solo Exhibition at Southern Alberta Art Gallery, in collaboration with Susanna Jablonski, and with special contributions by P. G. Downes and Faye HeavyShield. 

Read the press release here

Thanks to the families of Amber Valley, the Kainai Nation, the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, and the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan. 

Installation photographs: Blaine Campbell


The Measure of All Things: On the (In)Human
29 June - 22 September, 2019
Lunds Konsthall

Group exhibition, curated by Hans Carlsson and Åsa Nacking, with:
Ulrika Gomm, Hanni Kamaly, Santiago Mostyn, and Sandra Mujinga.

Read the press release. 

Download the exhibition catalogue.

All images © Santiago Mostyn


The Blind Spot of Swedish Art World Exceptionalism
2019

Essay/Performance

This text is the basis for a performance titled Notes on Influence, held at Iaspis and Moderna Museet’s collaborative event at Studio Giardini in Venice, on 9th May, 2019.

Link to the essay here

Thanks to Jacqueline Davis, Jason Farago, and Frans Josef Pettersson for their editorial input

Image © Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet.




The Warming Plateau
2018

Solo exhibition at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm

The Warming Plateau refers to a set of statistics often used to justify climate change skepticism as they appear to indicate that global average temperatures have been declining over the past fifteen years. However, if one has a more long-term view it is clear that each of these plateaus has been higher than the last, and the world is actually heating up very quickly. The Warming Plateau serves here as a metaphor for looking at the objects and films in the exhibition, in that what may appear as a formalist arrangement – of plants, a wooden sculpture, photographs, a film – is to be understood as connected gestures that relate both to ways of looking at a colonialized past, and to our anthropogenic present.

Read more here.

Installation photographs: Jean-Baptiste Béranger