Curtis Talwst Santiago (b. 1979, Edmonton, Alberta) considers himself decentralized with his current studio in Munich. Early in his practice he studied as an apprentice of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. He has exhibited internationally at venues such as The Drawing Center, New York, NY; The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; The New Museum, New York, NY; The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; the Institute of Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada; The Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, and the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; among others. His works are also in multiple permanent museum collections. Santiago was included in the SITE Santa Fe SITELines.2018 Biennial, Casa Tomada, in Santa Fe, NM, the inaugural 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art in Toronto, Canada, and featured in the 2018 and 2022 Biennale de Dakar in Senegal. In 2022 he participated in Art Basel Miami and in 2023 Art Brussels where he and Capsule Shanghai were recognized with the Discovery Prize. In September 2021, he was an Artist in Residence at Kehinde Wiley’s Black Rock Senegal. In 2022 he was a visiting professor and AIR at the University of Tennessee and in 2023 AIR at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and upcoming Fountainhead, Miami. He is currently an active board member on the Board of Directors for the Drawing Center in New York, and most recently elected to the board of the 2024 Toronto Biennial.