apexart :: New York City Fellow :: Beatriz Santiago Munoz
Fellowship Program
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
artist, San Juan, Puerto Rico
January 15 - February 14, 2005
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz was born in 1972. She is an artist living and working in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She works primarily in video. This year her work was screened at the Louvre Auditorium as part of a film exhibit organized by Jean Cristophe Royoux and in PR04 [Tribute to the messenger], a biennial art event organized by M&M Proyectos in San Juan. She recently completed the project A. listens as part of a residency in Gasworks in London. She organizes an itinerant alternative and experimental film and video series in Puerto Rico, alternatively titled Proyector and 1/15 . She received her MFA from the Schoool of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997.

This year she also completed Densa, Pequeña, a video shot at the Arecibo Observatory, the largest radio telescope in the world, located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Her films usually involve non-actors performing one-step-removed versions of their lives, improvised scripts and conversations. Densa, Pequeña is about observation, about the landscape created by a 1000 foot wide radio telescope, both beautiful and frightening, and about the imaginary life of a lonely pulsar astronomer.

Stills from Densa, PequeÃ’a (Dense, small) 2004

Still from A. listens, 2004

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz was recommended to apexart's Fellowship Program by Marysol Nieves, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico