Santiago Vélez

Looking at water in different scenarios around the world has led me to investigate the relationships established between this element and some of the major contemporary concerns such as human migration, climate change, mining or the economy, among others. With the intention of pointing out the relevance of water in specific events, I approach ce rtain territories through explorations and investigations that, by means of disruptive actions of the everyday, are t ranslated int o installations, videos, photographs and sculptures. This is how, through direct links such as “water and border”, “water and fictional capitalism”, or “water and commitment” the artist conceives the geopoetics of water.

About the artist
Santiago Vélez, Medellín, Colombia, 1972. He makes photos, videos, installations and objects. The work of Santiago has been shown on various Biennials, in museums in Colombia and is part of public and private collections. He currently is working on his PhD of artistic investigation at the University of Barcelona. He was one of the researchers participating in the sixth and eighth Colombian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica as part of the Colombian Antarctic Art Project founded by artist Natalia López La Reina and managed by the Viajelogía Foundation. The expeditions to Antarctica are carried out thanks to the Colombian Antarctic Program coordinated by the Colombian Ocean Commission.

Works

Así muere un glaciar, así nace un río, 2021
Video loop en 4k, Edición 1/3
De la serie Islas Decepción, 2021
Oil on atlas sheet 35,3 x 28,3 cm, Unique piece
De la serie Islas Decepción, 2021
Oil on atlas sheet 35,3 x 28,3 cm, Unique piece
De la serie Islas Decepción, 2021
Oil on atlas sheet 27, 5 x 22,1 cm, Unique piece
De la serie Islas Decepción, 2021
Oil on atlas sheet 22,1 x 13,7 cm, Unique piece
De la serie Islas Decepción, 2021
Oil on atlas sheet 56,6 x 35,3 cm, Unique piece
Bellas Durmientes, 2022
Photograph on glicée print and abrasive sandblasted glass, 40 x 60 cm, Unique piece
Bellas Durmientes, 2022
Photograph on glicée print and abrasive sandblasted glass 40 x 60 cm, Unique piece
Bellas Durmientes, 2022
Photograph on glicée print and abrasive sandblasted glass 40 x 60 cm, Unique piece
Bellas Durmientes, 2022
Photograph on glicée print and abrasive sandblasted glass 40 x 60 cm, Unique piece
Paisajes Glaciares - Glaciar 1, 2022
Painting with sugar, salt and organic pigments on cotton paper Saunders 425 gr., 38 x 57 cm, Unique piece
Paisajes Glaciares – Nevado 1, 2022
Dibujo en carboncillo y pintura con azúcar y pigmentos orgánicos sobre papel de algodón Saunders de 425 gr. 38 x 57 cm, Pieza única
Paisajes Glaciares – Glaciar 2, 2022
Painting with sugar, salt and organic pigments on cotton paper Saunders 425 gr., 38 x 57 cm, Unique piece
Paisajes Glaciares Nevado 2, 2022
Charcoal drawing and painting with sugar and organic pigments on cotton paper Saunders 425 gr., 38 x 57 cm, Unique piece
Paisajes Antárticos 6
Charcoal drawing on 300 gr watercolor paper and photograph in gliceé printing, 17,5 x 50 cm, Unique piece
Paisajes Antárticos 7
Charcoal drawing on 300 gr watercolor paper and photograph in gliceé printing, 17,5 x 50 cm, Unique piece
Paisajes Antárticos 8
Charcoal drawing on 300 gr watercolor paper and photograph in gliceé printing, 17,5 x 50 cm, Unique piece
Diario del viento, 2021
Installation with marine rope, Variable measurements.

Exhibitions