Santiago Morilla (Madrid, 1973) works and lives in Madrid and Rome. He graduated in Fine Arts, Universidad Complutense (Madrid) , specialising in “New Media Art” at TAIK, the University of Art and Design Helsinki (Finland).
He has won a number of awards and scholarships including the Fine Arts Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome and the 2011 International Exchange Program Artist Residence at Gyeonggi Creation Center, Seoul, South Korea. .
In 2010 he had several solo exhibitions and also public interventions, including MACRO The International Art Fair “The Road to Contemporary Art” (Rome); "The limits of landscape" solo exhibition at Galería José Robles (Madrid); his site-specific intervention “Nidi” at the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere (Rome); and the outdoors project “The Garden of the Good Happiness, in The White Night in Madrid.
In 2011, “Palazzo Collicola” Museum of Contemporary Art of Spoleto (Italy) has recently acquired his mural piece “The renewal mold” and the city of Palma de Mallorca commissioned Santiago to produce his large scale site-specific mural artwork "sobrasada extrema" in it's medieval city center. In addition, opened the contemporary drawing “Conexiones” program at the ABC Museum of Drawing and Illustration in Madrid with "Ornament and Detonation", his largest solo exhibition to date.
Santiago has recently finished his huge air intervention project "Water Beacons” on the Gyeonggi Creation Center rooftops, South Korea, deepening his interest about the limits of landscape and global mapping.
"To where you came from" (2012) - Site-specific intervention: 230 x 75 meters landscape intervention (tractor made drawing) - Vídeo artwork. Duration: 3min 29sg. Edition 3+1pa
"Watermarks, Opus #03" (2011) - Site-specific intervention: Rice drawing on the beach, Daebu-do island, South Korea. - Stop-motion video. Duration: 30sg. Edition of 3+1pa
"Watermarks" Central view (2012) - Marker pen, ink and acrylic on 250 gr paper
"Occupying the overflow" (2012) - Ángeles Baños Art Gallery - View of the exhibition.
"Occupying the overflow Opus #1-6" (1012) - Marker pens and acrylic paint on 300 gr korean paper. - 14 x 23,5 cms drawings
"WATERBEACONS" (2011) - Site-specific project- Aerial photo intervention placed on rooftop - Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea
"WATERBEACON #04" (2011) - Site-specific project placed on rooftop. Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea - PHOTO on cotton paper 100 x 66 cms. Edition 3+1pa.
"Beacons studies: Opus #1, #2, #3" (2012) - Marker pens and acrylic paint on 300 gr korean paper.
"Conexiones 1. Ornament and Detonation" (2011) - ABC Museum, Madrid - View of the exhibition & Drawings "Crecimiento ornamental 1 and 2” (2011) - (70 x 100 cm) Markers, China ink, Acrylic paint.
"Conexiones 1. Ornament and Detonation" (2011) - ABC Museum, Madrid - View of the exhibition
Site-specific: "Detonación para una entrada" (2011) - Mural intervention at ABC Museum main entrance hall. Mixed technique (markers, acrylic paint, wood...) - ABC Museum, Madrid
“The Garden of Holiness”, Aerial photo and Video artwork #01, (2010) - Time lapse of the creation and destruction work process - Duration: 2 min 00 sg. Edition of 3+1ap
“The Garden of Holiness: Secuencia de Urbanización e Icono Urbanizado” (2011) - Watercolour, ink and marker pen - 170 x140 cms
“The Garden of Holiness: Icono Urbanizado” (Detail view) (2011 - Watercolour, ink and marker pen - 170 x140 cms
"Sobrasada extrema" (2011) - Site specific intervention - Xesc Forteza Theater, Carrer de Blanquers, Palma de Mallorca
"The Accident of Painting" (2010) - Site-specific intervention on the roof of Real Academia de España in Rome - Satellite Photo Image
“Monster Game" (2010) - Chalk drawing on football pitch and performance at Montopoli, Art in Sabina, Italy - Video artwork. Duration: 04m 00sg. Edition of 3+1pa.
"Nidi" (2010) Video installation at RAER - Solo show at Fiera di Roma, Roma Road to Contemporary Art 2010 - Stop-motion video. Duration: 41sg. Edition of 3+1pa