Mario Santamaria

The artistic practice of Mario Santamaria studies the phenomenon of the contemporary observer, paying attention to two processes, the representational practices and the machines vision or mediation. Using different tactics such as appropiation, remake or assembly, his work involves different fields like the conflict, the memory, the virtuality or the surveillance.

Who Santamaria Mario Born Spain, 1985
What Artist Artisticname Mario Santamaria
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Exhibitions (selection)

  • Colective:
  • Especies de Espacios. MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain. 2015.
  • Appunti. Inéditos. La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain. 2015.
  • Infosphere. ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany. 2015.
  • Spielart Festival. Munich, Germany. 2015.
  • Meta(data)morphosis, Or Gallery, Berlin. Germany. 2015.
  • Dialog 3, Goethe-Institut Barcelona, Spain. 2015.
  • The Act & the Tracer. Querungen, WKV Stuttgart, Germany. 2015.
  • To Whom It May Concern. Bass and Reiner, San Francisco, US. 2015.
  • We are Here Because you were/are (t)here. Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria. 2014.
  • R.A.M. New Media Art Festival, Arad Art Museum, Arad, Romania. 2014.
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Awards and Scholarships (selection)

  • Residence in (2014 - 2016). Barcelona, Es.
  • Grant Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg. (Feb - Mar) Stuttgart, Germany. 2015.
  • Residence in L'Estruch. Mediaestruch (May). Sabadell, Es. 2015.
  • Residence in Flax Art Studios. (Jan - Mar) Belfast. Northern Ireland, UK. 2014.
  • Production grant Sala d'Art Jove, Barcelona, Spain. 2013.
  • Residence in Sarai (Dec) New Delhi, India. 2012.
  • Residence in Exchange Arts Collective Center. (Jan - Jul) Dublin, Ireland. 2012.
  • Jury Prize Video Art, PhotoEspaña 2012, Madrid, Spain. 2012.
  • Production grant Espai D' Art. CAM. The Llogeta space, Valencia, Spain. 2010.

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