Santiago Morilla

Carrara, 24th April 2013 Marble Museum

Santiago Morilla

Santiago Morilla – Photo courtesy: l’artista

Born in Madrid in 1973, he lives and works between Madrid and Rome. A graduate in Fine Arts from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, he specialized in “New Media Art” at TAIK, Art and Design University in Helsinki (Finland).

He has won a number of prizes and research rants, including a Fine Arts grant from the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome. Through an international exchange program, in 2011 he was a resident at Gyeonggi Creation Center in Seoul, South Korea.

 His works include: 2010 MACRO International Art Fair “La Strada per l’Arte Contemporanea” (Rome); “I limiti del paesaggio” solo show at the Galeria José Robles (Madrid); “Nidi” site-specific intervention at the Pastificio Cerere Foundation (Rome); “The Garden of the Good Happiness” outdoor project during the Madrid “Nuit Blanche”. In 2011, the Spoleto Palazzo Collicola Museum of Contemporary art purchased his mural “The renewal mold”, and the city of Palma di Mallorca commissioned the large-scale site-specific mural “sobrasada extrema” for the city’s historic centre. 

 

He also opened the contemporary drawing program “Conexiones” at ABC Museuma Drawing and Illustration Museum in Madrid with his largest solo show, “Ornament and Decoration”. He has recently completed a large aerial project, “Water Beacons”, on the roof of the Gyeonggi Creation Cener in South Corea, pursuing his interest in landscape boundaries and global mapping.