Santiago Mostyn makes films, installations and performances that test the divide between disparate cultural spheres, employing an intuitive process to engage with a knowledge and history grounded equally in the body and the rational mind. His work may be viewed as an ongoing visual research framework where materials range from academic archives to the artist’s own photographs in order to reconsider how broad histories and personal memory might intersect.


Santiago Mostyn (b. 1981, San Francisco USA) is based in Sweden but maintains strong ties to Zimbabwe and Trinidad & Tobago, the countries of his upbringing. He received his BA  from Yale University and after attending Städelschule from 2006-2007, he received an MA in 2013 from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Santiago was a resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin in 2021, and will be a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart in 2022.

Installation shots