Argentinean born artist Santiago Cucullu creates multi-media works that culminate in spatially unified installations. Often arranged with elaborate wall-sized murals, sculpture, and vibrant paintings on paper, Cucullu emphasizes the subtleties of intuitive pacing and spatial orientation experienced in his broad installations. Specifically, Cucullu creates works using a duality of materials and appropriation to indicate the oscillation and ability of objects to collapse on themselves while activating an exhibition space.
Elements in the work reflect moments from everyday life and local histories that act to displace or highlight frictions and narratives that we encounter. Cucullu uses imagery from one specific place to disrupt ideas of a uniformed reality by displacing representations of one particular culture into another and allowing these representations to reside side by side.
Cucullu currently lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Boston, Massachusetts.
He received his MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and his BFA from the Hartford Art School in Connecticut. A former resident of the Core Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Cucullu’s work has been exhibited at a number of institutions in group and solo shows, including the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, among others.