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Santiago Tamayo Soler he/him (Bogotá, Colombia 1990) is a Montréal based multidisciplinary artist working mainly in video, with a background in performance art and film. He holds a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University.


Santiago is interested in world-building and juxtaposing digitally built locations with archival footage. To give life to these universes, he creates stories ranging from fictional to historical. Through the use of multiple narrative devices, Tamayo Soler proposes an eco-political examination of Latin America from a diasporic perspective, giving a home to immigrant and queer stories that suggest a radical futuristic fantasy.

Recent screenings and exhibitions include Art and/or Game: Symbiosis or Dissonance?  at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, FR (05/2023), A psionic hope, an astonishing dream at Trinity Square Video in Toronto, ON (03/2023), and Prémonitions: Immersions & Récits x Massivart + Chromatic Festival in Montréal, QC (04/2023). Recado was included in Sunrise, Sunset, at Bradley Ertaskiran in Montréal, QC, in the Summer of 2023. 

Santiago is one of the recipients of the 2023 EDAA Emerging Digital Artists Award presented by EQ Bank and Trinity Square Video. Santiago was the 2024 artist in residency at the Montréal Fine Arts Museum, as part of Impressions. He has participated in residencies in Dazibao in 2022 (Online), and the PHI Foundation in 2021. In May 2024, Santiago was announced as one of the laureates of the MNBAQ Contemporary Art Award 2025.


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