The work of Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is based on long periods of research, observation and documentation where the camera is an object with social implications and a tool for mediating in aesthetic thinking.
Her films usually open with specific investigations into a social structure or event, which the artist later transforms into collaborations, performance and moving images. Recently, her work has centred on the relationship between the creation of new landscapes and social forms, particularly
post-military spaces, based on the footprint and the material and physical trail left behind by political ideas. Her recent exhibitions include: Ce qui ne sert pass s’oublie (What You Don’t Use You Lose), curated by Catalina Lozano, CAPC Bordeaux, France; La Cabeza Mató a Todos (The Head Killed Everyone), TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica; MATRULLA, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City; Under the Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today, Guggenheim Museum of Art; Post-Military Cinema, Transmission Gallery for Glasgow International; The Black Cave, Gasworks, London; Capp Street Project: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Trinh T Minh-Ha & Gregorio Rocha, TATE Film and VII Bienal do Mercosul.
She was recently awarded a Visual Arts grant (2015) from Creative Capital to develop her first feature film, Verano de Mujeres (Summer of Women).