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. Hiw work may be viewed as an on-going 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.


 Mostyn, (born 1981 USA), is based in Sweden but maintains strong ties to Zimbabwe and Trinidad & Tobago, the countries of his upbringing. He received his MA at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm in 2013 and has prior to that studied at the Städelschule (2006-2007) and received his B.A at Yale University in 2004.


Mostyn has exhibited widely at venues including the 12th Rencontres de Bamako (2019), Institut Suédois Paris (2019), Gothenburg Biennial (2017), Moderna Museet (2016), Kunsthall Stavanger (2014), and Performa13 in New York. Mostyn also co-curated the Moderna Exhibition 2018: With the Future Behind Us, Moderna Museet’s most recent survey of contemporary art in Sweden. Upcoming research fellowships in 2021 include Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, and Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart.

Installation shots