Prior to our screening of Basquiat, Toronto-born and Brooklyn-based artist Curtis Talwst Santiago will consider director Julian Schnabel's portrayal of the late American painter and also discuss the influence of Basquiat on his own artistic practice.
Curtis Talwst Santiago is a former apprentice of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Santiago has exhibited internationally in solo and group shows, including the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY), Perez Art Museum (Miami, FL), the Art Gallery of Mississauga (Mississauga, Canada), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada), Cooper Cole (Toronto, Canada), the New Museum (New York, NY), ICA at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA), Analix Forever (Geneva, Switzerland), and the Dakar Bienniale (Senegal, Africa). Following his recent stint as an artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works (Brooklyn, NY), he participated in a residency with Gallery MOMO (Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa). His work is included in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY).