Santiago Sierra

Santiago’s substantial body of work acts to reveal the perverse networks of power that inspire the alienation and exploitation of workers, the injustice of labour relations, the unequal distribution of wealth produced by capitalism, the deviance of work and money, and the racial discrimination clearly evident in a world scored with unidirectional (south-north) migratory flows.

Artworks

NO GLOBAL TOUR ARMBAND

Printed armband
9x13 cm
79.00
The word “NO” printed on armband, used during the NO GLOBAL TOUR from 2009 to 2011.

Political Prisoners in Contemporary Spain

Printed newspaper
49x34cm
19.00

NO DRAWN IN A HARVEST FIELD (In collaboration with The Circle Makers)

landart

A large NO inscribed into a field of wheat near Rouillé, France.

NO GLOBAL TOUR

digital video, 2 hours

A large metal sculpture of the word "NO" was transported by a truck around the world and repeatedly installed in different locations including.

NO IN CARRARA MARBLE AND VASELINE

marble, vaseline

A large “NO” marble sculpture installed in the Piazza Bruccellaria Montecatini during the XIV Biennale Internazionale di scultura di Carrara, Italy.

NO IN STENCIL (in collaboration with Un Barrio Feliz)

spray paint

Within the framework of the neighbourhood protests against the installation of surveillance cameras held in the Lavapies neighbourhood of Madrid, the word NO was painted in front of the cameras.

NO PROJECTED ABOVE THE POPE (in collaboration with Julius von Bismarck)

image projection performance, large format photograph

The word “NO” is projected above the Pope as he celebrated World Youth Day in Madrid in 2011. Using a Fulgurator, a device designed by Julius von Bismarck, the image is projected briefly over the Pope and a photograph taken.

Solo Exhibitions

2017     Santiago Sierra. Solo Exhibition, Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom.Mea Culpa, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.The Names of Those Killed in the Syrian Conflict Between 15’th of March 2011 and 31’st of December 2016, Center of Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, Austria; Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.Lucia and the Prisoners, Gallery on the Move, Tirana, Albania.2016    25 veteranos/2205 crímenes de estado, Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain. L’abbeveratoio, Prometeo Gallery, Milan, Italy.Black Flag, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhaguen, Denmark.

2015     The Debt, Oldtown of Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany.583 Hours of Work, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany.Athens Stray Dogs Project and The Trilogy of Pigs Eating Peninsulas, Kappatos Athens Art Gallery, Athens, Greece. Santiago Sierra. Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln,Germany.Veterano de la guerra de México cara a la pared, SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico.Veteranos de las guerras del Paquisha y Perú cara a la pared, Galería Encarnación 2015 González, Madrid.Four Black Vehicles with the Engine Running Inside an Art Gallery, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania.La Lona, LABOR, México D.F., Mexico.

2014     The Flock, Team Gallery, New York.Lucia and the Prisioners, Zentralle Halle, Krems, Austria.

2013    Veterans/Psychophonies, Void Gallery, Derry40 m3 of Earth from the Iberian Peninsula, KOW, BerlinEl trabajo es la dictadura, galería Ivory Press, Madrid.Veteran of the Allied Occupation in Germany, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany.Veterans of the wars of Afghanistan, Irak and Vietnam, 13 Rooms, Sidney, Australia.Santiago Sierra. Skulptur, Fotografie, Film, Kunsthalle Tübingen; Deichtorhallen – Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg Santiago Sierra, Kunstverein ArnsbergSantiago Sierra, Greenaway Art Gallery, AdelaideVeterans, Team Gallery, New YorkDestroyed Word, Te Tuhi Center for the Arts, AucklandLos Encargados (con / mit / with Jorge Galindo), galería Helga de Alvear, MadridPigs Devouring the Hellenic, Italic and Iberic Peninsulas, Prometeo Gallery, Milano

2012     Dedicated to the Workers and Unemployed, Lisson Gallery, LondonSantiago Sierra. Hafnarhús, Reykjavik Art Museum, ReykjavikNo proyectado sobre el Papa (con / mit / with Julius Von Bismarck), PhotoEspaña, Off Limits, Madrid

2011     NO, Global Tour, Artium, Vitoria / Ars Cameralis, Katowice CMX 04, galería Helga de  Alvear, MadridSantiago Sierra, Prometeo Gallery, MilanoSantiago Sierra / Cady Noland, KOW, Berlin

2010     NO, Global Tour, verschiedene Orten / several locations7 formas de 60 x 60 x 600 cm, construidas para ser sostenidas en perpendicular a la parad, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Enterramiento de diez trabajadores, Chiesa del Luogo Pio, Livorno

2009     NO, Global Tour, MilanoNO – European Tour Departure, LuccaSantiago Sierra, MARCO, Vigo34 cm, Prometeo Gallery, MilanoSantiago Sierra, Magasin 3 Stockolm Konsthall, Stockholm Los Penetrados, galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid

2008     Remake of Group of Persons Facing the Wall and One Person Facing into a Corner, Lisson Gallery, London

2007     Centro Cultural Matucana, Santiago de ChileSantiago Sierra, New Works, Lisson Gallery, London1549 Crimenes de Estado, Antiguo Edificio de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de la Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Tlatelolco, Mexico CityHimnos, Cabildo de Montevideo, MontevideoProyecto Caracas, Sala Mendoza, CaracasConcierto para Planta Eléctrica a Diésel, Salon Experimental de la Fundación Chacao, CaracasSumision, Proyecto Juárez, Mexico CitySantiago Sierra, Prometeo Gallery, Milano

2006     Santiago Sierra, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich Santiago Sierra, CAC, MálagaThe Punished, Art Frankfurt, Hall 9, Frankfurt 245m3, Stommeln Synagoge, Pulheim 89 Huicholes, San Andrés Jalisco, Jalisco

2005     Under Destruction # 2. The Corridor in the House of the People, Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana, BucurestiUna persona, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, TrentoIntercambio en las posiciones de dos volúmenes de tierra de 30m3 cada una, Nordkorea – Südkorea / North Korea – South Korea Loudspeakers, Arsenale, Biennale di Venezia, VeneziaHaus im Schlamm, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover

2004    Santiago Sierra – Acciones 2001–04, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 120 horas de lectura continua de una guía de teléfono, galería Helga de Alvear, MadridSantiago Sierra, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, DüsseldorfSantiago Sierra, Lisson Gallery, LondonKlassenkampf, Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea, LuccaSantiago Sierra, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich300 Tons, Kunsthaus Bregenz, BregenzSantiago Sierra, Centre d’art contemporain de Brétigny, ParisPinturas, galería Enrique Guerrero / Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City

2003     100 personas escondidas, galería Helga de Alvear, MadridEl Degüello, Battery Park, New YorkEdificio iluminado, Arcos de Belén, Mexico CityPalabra tapada, Pabellón de España, Biennale di Venezia, Venezia 12 parapets, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya

2002     Hiring and arrangement of 30 workers in relation to their skin colour, Kunsthalle WienPart 1 / Part 2, Lisson Gallery, London3.000 huecos de 180 x 70 x 70 cm cada uno, Montenmedio Arte Contemporáneo, Vejer de la Frontera9 forms 100 x 100 x 600 cm each, constructed to be supported perpendicular to a wall, Deitch Projects, New YorkDocuments, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, ZürichSpraying of polyurethane over 18 people, Claudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea, LuccaConstruction and installation of 12 forms of 75 x 75 x 800 cm organized in two spaces, Carlier-Gebauer, Berlin The history of the Foksal Gallery taught to an unemployed Ukrainian, Fundación Galería Foksal, WarsawProject Room, ARCO, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, MadridSantiago Sierra. Works: 2002–1990, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham2 maraqueros, galería Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City

2001430 personas remuneradas con 30 soles la hora, galería Pancho Fierro, Lima20 trabajadores en la bodega de un barco. 3 intervenciones urbanas, Barcelona Art Report Barcelona Banner held outside the entrance to an art fair, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, BaselObject measuring 600 x 57 x 52 cm constructed to be held horizontally to a wall, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich Miami Art Fair, Project Room, galería Enrique Guerrero, Miami

2000     Workers who cannot be paid, remunerated to remain inside cardboard boxes, Kunst- Werke, BerlinA person paid for 360 continuous working hours, P.S.1. New York8 combinaciones para una puerta de 2 hojas, Proyecto Zapopan, JaliscoMuro de una galería arrancado, inclinado a 60 grados del suelo y sostenido por 5 personas, 2000 Acceso A, Mexico City12 workers paid to remain inside cardboard boxes, ACE Gallery, New YorkDocuments, ACE Gallery, Mexico CityPúblico transportado entre 2 puntos de la ciudad de Guatemala, Belia De Vico Arte Contemporáneo, Ciudad de Guatemala

1999     Línea de 250 cm tatuada sobre seis personas remuneradas, Espacio Aglutinador, La Habana465 personas remuneradas, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Sala 7, Mexico City24 blocks of concrete constantly moved during a day’s work by paid workers, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles

1998    Obstrucción de una vía con un contenedor de carga, Arte In Situ, La Torre de los Vientos, Mexico City

1997     Traslación de un automóvil, Galería BF 15, MonterreyFardo de 1.000 x 400 x 250 cm, compuesto de plásticos en desuso y suspendido de la fachada de un edificio sito en la calle Isabel la Católica, 5, Galería Art & Idea, Mexico City

1996     15 hexaedros de 250 cm de lado cada uno, Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

1994     86 módulos de soporte publicitario metálico de 300 x 80 cm cada uno, galería Ángel Romero, Madrid Dos cilindros de 250 x 250 cm cada uno compuestos de carteles arrancado, Espacio P, Madrid

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017      Fragile State, PinchukArteCentre, Kiev, Ukraine

2017      Transactions – About the value of artistic labour, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, GermanyClosed Universe (Part II). Mechanisms of radicalism in contemporary art, Martinetz Gallerie, Cologne, Germany. L'Autre... De límage à la réalité 2/3: Face a l'Autre, Maison Populaire, Paris, FranceHL2805xy57, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, GreecePrimary Structures. Masterworks of Minimal Art, Museum für Moderne Kunst, FrankfurtINTÉRIMS (Art contre emploi, La Panacée, Montpellier, France

2016     The Others, König Galerie, Berlin, GermanyMilitant Nostalgia, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CanadaFor an Image, Faster than Light, Yinchuan Biennale, ChinaAntimusée/Antimuseum. Une retrospective d’expositions fermées, FRI ART, Centre d’Art de 2016 Fribourg, Switzerland. What People Do For Money, Manifesta 11, Zurich, SwitzerlandThomas Hirschhorn & Santiago Sierra: Radical Democracy, Asakusa, Tokyo, JapanPerformer, Audience, Mirror, Lisson Gallery, London, United KingdomEl excusado, Galería Parque, Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico

2015     Arte y propaganda libertaria, Encarnación González, Madrid, SpainFAAC, Festival de Arte de Acción de Cuenca, Cuenca, EcuadorUnder the Mountain. Jerusalem Season of Culture, Old Jerusalem, IsraelMotherlode. 35Esima edizione Drodesera, Centrale Fies, Trento, ItalyWorkers Leaving The Studio. Looking Away From Socialist Realism, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana Say What? / Ne dedin en?, GaleriZilberman, EstambulCross Section of a Revolution, Lisson Gallery, LondonThe Copenhagen Declaration. Jens Haaning / Santiago Sierra, Farschou Foundation, Nordhavn. Monte de Estépar, Espacio Tangente, Burgos14 Rooms, Messe Basel, BasileaCorpus – Zacheta, National Gallery of Art, WarsawDas Ende 20. Jahrhunderts. Es jommt noch besser, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin. Smart new world, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DüsseldorfPlaces of Transition, freiraum quertier21 INTERNATIONAL, Museum Quartir, VienaBOOSTER. Kunst Sound Machine, Marta Herford, Herford

2013     El arte del presente. Colección Helga de Alvear, Centro Centro, Madrid Performance Now, ICI, New YorkTogether / Apart, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw Kunst und Migration, Kunsthalle Bahnitz, Berlin13 Rooms, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sidney El cuerpo fragmentado, LIMAC, MadridTurn off the Sun, ASU Art Museum, Phoenix Believers, KOW, BerlinTireless Refrain, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yonguin

2012     Internationales Sommervestival Hamburg 2012, Kampnagel, HamburgKochi Muziris Biennale, Kerala30 Artists / 30 Spaces, Institut für moderne Kunst, NürnbergAproximaciones I. Arte español contemporáneo en la colección Helga de Alvear, Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres12 Rooms, Ruhr Triennale, Museum Folkwang, Essen

2011     Proyecto Juárez, Matadero Madrid, MadridHistorias de la vida material. Personas, lugares, cosas, acontecimientos, ficciones, Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres11 Rooms, Manchester International Festival, Manchester

2010   Márgenes del silencio, Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, CáceresEl ángel exterminador. A room for Spanish Contemporary Art, Center for Fine Arts,  Brussels

2009     Moralische Fantasien, Museum Morsbroich, LeverkusenViva la muerte, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

2008     The living Currency (La Monnaie Vivant),Tate Modern, London Political / Minimal, KWInstitut for Contemporary Art, BerlinAll Inclusive. A Tourist World, Schirn Kunsthalle, FrankfurtMadrid Abierto. Intervenciones Arte Público, Madrid.

2007     Entre fronteiras/Between Bordes. MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, Vigo 2nd Moscow Biennale, Moscow

2006     The Grand Promenade, National Museum of Contemporary Art, AthensParanoia, Leeds City Art Gallery, LeedsPasión/Provocación – fotografia & video en la Colección de Teofilo Cohen, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City TRANSIT, ART FrankfurtAUTO-NOM-MOBILE, Kunstverein KasselLa Monnaie vivant, CAC Brétigny

2005     The Hours. Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin America, Irish Museum of Modern Art,  DublinHasta pulverizarse los ojos, Sala de Exposiciones BBVA, Madrid; Sala BBVA, Bilbao Biennale de Lyon, LyonArt Takes Place. A Lucky Strike, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, BremenPursuit of Happiness, Leidsche RijnPolice, Ober-Österreichisches Landesmuseum Graz14a Feria Iberoamericana de Arte, CaracasDe la crítica y los nuevos compromisos, IV Encuentro Iberoamericano de Fotografía, Sala Mendoza, Caracas; Centro Cultural Chacao, Caracas51a Biennale di Venezia, VeneziaMinimalism and After IV, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, BerlinEn attente,CASINO

 LuxembourgBienal de Praga 2, Sección Acción Directa: Latin American Social Sphere, PragueBienal Internacional de Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab EmiratesNothingness, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Kranj/LjubljanaEco. Arte contemporáneo mexicano, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MadridEmergencias, MUSAC, LeónLaocoonte devorado. Arte y violencia política, Artium, Vitoria; DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca1 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2004     Nothingness, Galerie Eugen Lendl, GranzThe Real Royal Trip, P.S.1 Contemporary Art, New Yorlk; Museo Patio Herreriano, ValladolidVideoZone 2, Video Festival, Tel AvivBienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla, SevillaBienal de São Paulo, São PauloBienal de Liverpool, LiverpoolSeven Sins, Museion, Bolzano/BozenGegen den Strich, Staatliche Kunsthallen Baden-BadenClimats, Cyclothymie des paysages, Centre national d’art, VassivièreProduciendo Realidad. Arte e resistenza latinoamericana, Prometeo – Associazione per l’arte contemporanea, LuccaI need you, Centre Pasqu’Art, Biel/BienneDie Zehn Gebote, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, DresdenMade in Mexico, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los AngelesSocial Capital, Art Gallery of the CUNY Graduate Center, New YorkBrainstorming. Topographie de la morale, Centre national d’art, VassivièreCremers Haufen, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster S oziale Kreaturen. Wie Körper Kunst wird, Sprengel Museum, HannoverWerke aus der Sammlung Boros, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, KarlsruheMaterial Witness, Museum of Modern Art, Cleveland, OHMade in Mexico, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2003     Repertorio sistématico de consulta rápida para el estudiante y profesional con definiciones acordes con la realidad del mundo actual, CANAIA, Mexico CityAuto-nom. Das Automobil in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst, NRW Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, DüsseldorfNuevos Proyectos, Fundación Montenmedio Arte Contemporáneo, Vejer de la FronteraHardcore, Palais de Tokyo, ParisWitness, Barbican Art Centre, LondonMexico Attacks!, Associazione Prometeo per l’Arte Contemporanea, LuccaM_ARS. Art and War, Neue Galerie Graz, GrazSegundo encuentro de arte experimental de Madrid, Artistas Visuales Asociados de Madrid

2002     20 Million Mexicans Can’t Be Wrong, South London Gallery, LondonCorpi Dispersi, Castello Comunale di Barolo, BaroloMexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and Values, PS1, New York Protest/Respect, Kunsthalle Sankt GallenLa Canción del Pirata, Centro Cultural Andratx, MallorcaArt & Economy, Deichtorhallen HamburgThe Hall of Lost Steps, Borusan Art Gallery, IstanbulTrans Sexual Express, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest The Hall of Lost Steps, Borusan Sanat Galerisi, Istambul

2001     Marking the Territory, Irish Museum of Modern Art, DublinARS 01 - Unfolding Perspectives, Kiasma, HelsinkiLoop, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, München; PS1, New YorkAngst, Kokerei Zollverein, EssenAftersun, Cala San Vicente, MallorcaComplicidades. Aspectos retóricos de la fotografía actual, Centro Nacional de Fotografía José Manuel Rotella, Torrelavega Políticas de la diferencia. Arte iberoamericano de fin de siglo, Valencia; Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil; Consell General del Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana; Governo do Estado de Pernambuco, Centro de Convençoes de                       PernambucoPay Attention, Please, CerdeñaTrans Sexual Express: A Classic for the Third Millennium, Centre d’art Santa Mònica, BarcelonaComunicación entre las artes, Bienal de Valencia, ValenciaPlateau of Humankind, 49a Biennale di Venezia, VeneziaNeue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt

2000     Pervirtiendo el minimalismo, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid Extramuros, La Habana

2000     Novena Muestra Internacional de Performance, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City Puerto Rico 00 (paréntesis en la ciudad), San Juan de Puerto RicoLeaving the Island, PICAF, Metropolitan Museum of Pusan, PusanDocumentos, ACE Gallery, Los AngelesA Shot in a Head, Lisson Gallery, LondonFriends and Neighbours, EVA 2000, Limerick

1999     Galería BF 15, FIAC, ParisPlaza G & T, Ciudad de GuatemalaRepresentar/Intervenir, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico CityMéxico Nuevo, Centre d’arts plastiques de Villefranche-sur-Sâone; Museé de la Vallée deBarcelonnette Paradas continuas, Museo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

1998     Made in Mexico - Made in Venezuela, Art Metropol Gallery, Toronto Galería BF 15, VI Expoarte Guadalajara, JaliscoRegina 51, VI Expoarte Guadalajara, JaliscoCambio II, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico CityDespués del cuerpo, Galería 127, Mexico CityCambio I, Sandra Gehring Gallery, New York

Other Projects

Residencies and Awards

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