Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

“There is something dreamlike and almost hallucinatory in Santiago Muñoz’s work.” Art in America

“In slow and often enigmatic fashion, Santiago Muñoz’s films explore the tensions between the legends that envelop the colonial histories of the artist’s native Puerto Rico.” —Frieze 

“Poetic, performative or sensory in nature.” —Tate Modern


REDCAT is proud to present a selection of films by the 2019 recipient of The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts in Film/Video Beatriz Santiago Muñoz—including Nocturne (2014), Playa Negra (2014) and Gosila (2018). Santiago Muñoz has created a body of trenchant, poetic work thoroughly dedicated to imagining not only a decolonized Caribbean but alternative modes of vision and representation. Influenced by Boalian theater, experimental ethnography and feminist film histories, she has likened her way of working with non-actors to musical improvisation, ritual, dance and psychoanalytic sessions. Her work has been shown internationally at the Tate Modern, the New Museum, the Whitney Biennial and Pérez Art Museum Miami, among others.  

In person, via Zoom: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Curated by Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and Bérénice Reynaud as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz was the 2019 recipient of The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts in Film/Video.


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SAT 9/26
8:00 pm

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. A ticket purchase includes online streaming access to the program as well as the ability to participate in the live Q&A afterwards. Streaming will expire on September 29th at 8pm.

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CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff