Santiago Sierra, ‘Veterans of the wars of Eritrea, Kosovo and Togo facing the corner’, 2013, Fondation Beyeler

Image rights: Courtesy Kaldor Public Art Projects, © ProLitteris, Zurich

Performed for 13 Rooms at Kaldor Public Art Projects during the 27th Kaldor Public Art Project in 2013

About Santiago Sierra

In his work Santiago Sierra often addresses structures of power that operate in our everyday existence. Sierra's work intervenes into these structures exposing situations of exploitation and marginalisation, famously hiring underprivileged individuals who, in exchange for money, are willing to undertake pointless or unpleasant tasks. Sierra's work never repeats reality, but challenges it exposing its intrinsic mechanisms. The essence of the work is often in the tension generated and sustained between the event or its documentation and the spectator, who is exposed to what can be described as the formal and poetic articulation of the voice of all those who are normally marginalised or disenfranchised.

Spanish, b. 1966, Madrid, Spain, based in Mexico City, Mexico

Solo Shows

Bien Urbain, 
Besançon, France,
Black Posters
The Trough

Group Shows

Aquí y Ahora 2016

Fair History on Artsy

Prometeogallery at miart 2017
Prometeogallery at Art Brussels 2016
Prometeogallery at miart 2016
Prometeogallery at ARCOmadrid 2015
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