Santiago Roose, born 1974 Lima, Peru.
Roose studied photography but his body of work take a turn a few years after he finished. His interested drift to the city landscape and through his structures and architectural interventions, he proposes public art as a critical architectural discourse in which the structures become analogous symbols for exciting social structures. He uses irony to put in evidence a racial, social and economic rooted problem present in post-colonial and pseudo democratic cities.
Selected Exhibitions include” La arqueología y la arquitectura” shown in the “Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland” and “ Manifiestos Provisionales” at 80M2/Livia Benavides Gallery, both in 2013. His intervention during Art Basel Miami 2013 is now part of the permanent collection in the public space of the Bass Museum at the Collins Park in Miami Beach, Florida.
He undertook the “Interferencias” residency at the Fédération du Cartel in Barcelona, Spain and the Prince Claus Fundation residency at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the White Room residency in Berlin, Germany; Espace 29 in Bordeaux, France and at the National Gallery of Art in Varna, Bulgaria. Currently Roose lives and works in Lima.