Santiago Mostyn

b. 1981, San Francisco, USA

Santiago Mostyn works with films, installations, and performances to reflect on the cultural exchange and interconnectedness between African diasporic communities across continents. By intertwining a wide range of imageries from the artist’s personal archives with footages of historical events, public figures, and racial injustice, Mostyn’s practice focuses on creating multilayered narratives that explore the new interpretations of a place culturally and psychologically. His works also explore how personal memories relate to broad histories.

Mostyn received his Bachelor’s degree from Yale University and Master’s degree from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Mostyn’s recent solo exhibitions took place at Mariakirken (Copenhagen, 2023), Gerðarsafn Museum (Kópavogur, 2022), House of Sweden (Washington D.C., 2022), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2021), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge, 2020), and Institute Suédois (Paris, 2019). He co-curated “The Moderna Exhibition 2018: With the Future Behind us” at Moderna Museet (Stockholm, 2018) and exhibited at Buffalo AKG Art Museum (Buffalo, 2024), Gyeongnam Art Museum & Space Heem (Busan, 2023), Queensland Art Museum (Brisbane, 2023), Kalmar Konstmuseum (Kalmar, 2023), Malmö Art Museum (Malmö, 2022), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin, 2021), Art Hub Copenhagen (Copenhagen, 2021), the Luleå Biennial (Arjeplog, 2020), Nida Art Center (Nida, 2020), and the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (Riga, 2019), among others. Mostyn was a resident at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2022, and he is currently a fellow at the Harvard-Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Mostyn currently lives and works in Stockholm.