Born in 1970 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico.
Born in Mexico City in 1970, Santiago Borja has a BS in Architecture by Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a Masters on Theory and Practice of Contemporary Art and New Media by Université Paris 8, France. He has also completed several training programs at Central Saint Martins in London and at Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City. His recent work is built on the intersection between art, architecture and ethnology.
Among other awards, he has been recipient of a SNCA-FONCA fellowship, and grants from the Graham Foundation in Chicago, the Fundación Marcelino Botín in Spain and the Fundación/Colección JUMEX in Mexico.
Recent projects include Fort Da / Sampler at the Neutra-VDL House in Los Angeles; In the Shadow of the Sun at the Irish Museum of Modern Art; Divan at the Freud Museum London, Décalage, at the Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, 2009, and Halo, Pavilion Le Corbusier, Foundation Suisse, CIUP, Paris, 2008. Forthcoming projects include Sitio at Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye in Poissy France, and Chromatic Circus at LAXART in Los Angeles.
2011 – Chromatic Circus – Laxart, Los Angeles, USA. (Upcoming)
2011 – The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds after 1989 – ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany.
2011 – Sitio – Villa Savoye, Poissy, France.
2011 – Histoires non encore racontées – Centre d’art Georges Pompidou, Cajarc France.
2010 – Fort/Da – Neutra VDL Research House II, Los Angeles, USA.
2010 – In the Shadow of the Sun – Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin Ireland.
2010 – Divan / Free-floating attention Piece – Freud Museum, London, England.
2010 – Eme3 – CCCB, Barcelona, Spain.
2009 – Decalage – Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City, Mexico.
2009 – En découdre – Fondation Espace Écureuil, Toulouse, France.
2009 – Traslaciones – Casa Vecina, Mexico City, Mexico.