Santiago Cucullu

Here to Go, 2013. Multimedia installation. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Aaron Granat.

Milwaukee, WI


Santiago Cucullu creates installations using reconfigured imagery pulled from his archive of photographs and drawing sketchbooks. Staggering in their complexity, Cucullu’s image-laded murals are jarring visual mash-ups that incorporate flashes of architecture, sketches of people he meets in transit, photos from his international travels, and other elements borrowed from personal experiences. The artist often pairs these two-dimensional scenes with looping video works, which similarly present moments from everyday life as filtered through the artist’s imagination and rendered abstract and unfamiliar. While offering echoes of the world around us, Cucullu’s collages of juxtaposing imagery, both static and moving, capture the multifaceted nature of contemporary life.


Santiago Cucullu was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and currently lives in Milwaukee. He holds an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1999). His work has been shown both nationally and internationally. Recent solo projects include exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (2004), the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2005), the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego (2006), and the Loock Galerie in Berlin (2008). Group exhibitions include How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2000) and the 2004 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.