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

Notes on Influence /  The Blind Spot of Swedish Art World Exceptionalism


Notes on Influence is a four-channel sound and spoken word performance held at Iaspis and Moderna Museet’s collaborative event at Studio Giardini in Venice, on 9th May, 2019. A full version of the text was published simultaneously as The Blind Spot of Swedish Art World Exceptionalism.

Link to the essay here

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

Images: Frida Sandström.

Red Summer Edit (Beach Arrests)

Three archival inkjet prints in oak shadow frames, wheatpaste, posters. 

Poster image sources (l to r):

African-American man being detained during the Tulsa Race Riot. The man is standing next to railroad tracks and is holding his hands in the air as if being arrested. Several white men watch from the other side of the tracks. Unknown photographer, 1921.
– Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bullet holes in back of stage where Malcolm X was shot / World Telegram & Sun photo by Stanley Wolfson, 1965.
– U.S. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division,
Washington D.C. 

Oakland, Calif., Mar. 1942. A large sign reading "I am an American” placed in the window of a store on December 8, the day after Pearl Harbor. Dorothea Lange, photographer. 
– U.S. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division,
Washington D.C.