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Santiago Lemus


He currently resides in Bogotá, Colombia. His work focuses on the relationship between art, nature, and landscape. His projects reflect upon the connections between humans, animals and plants, questioning the domain often established in specific territories with other living beings through practices like cattle raising.

His work is the result of research in organic matter, image and sound through an inter-disciplinary approach to create expressive compositions that culminate in installations, site specific interventions, performance, happenings, photography and video.

In 2016, his project Frontera es encuentro (Border is meeting), a collaboration with Catalina Gómez Rueda, was selected to be shown at Panorama Colombian Film Festival in Berlin.

In the same year, his work Está was showcased in Parteojo Vs01, a video art exhibition part of the Festival Internacional de cine de Barranquilla (FICBAQ). In 2017, his project Edafos in collaboration with Pedro Jiménez was exhibited at the National University of Colombia Art Museum as part of the Situaciones en Suma exhibition.In 2018, his project A medio Horizonte was exhibited in the Rogelio Salmona building of his university.

Later, he was invited by the Fundación Gilberto Alzate (FUGA) to present his work in the Habitar, Adentrar, Inabarcar exhibition and was selected to participate in Proyecto TESIS at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bogotá.In 2019, his work Ineludible was exhibited at Espacio cinco33 Gallery in Bogotá.In 2020 he realized Territorio en contención, a performance showcased virtually.

To date, he is an active member of a hotbed of creative research project called Ciudad de Piedra: un acercamiento artístico al paisaje geológico en el Departamento de Guaviare.