Santiago Lara


Born in Tomelloso, 1975. Lives and works in Asturias

Santiago Lara combines his individual work as a painter with audiovisual experimentation within the Lara+Coto collaborative. After starting his training at the San Carlos School of Fine Arts in Valencia, he later moved to the School of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, where he graduated. He then continued studying at the École des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux, from where he moved to Paris. After two years in France, he set up residence in Asturias, though also spending long periods in Berlin, where he has developed projects and exhibitions in places such as Kunstlerhaus GlogauAIR or Bethanien Kunstraum Kreuzberg. His scholarships and awards include the AlNorte scholarship, the Antonio López Prize, the Ángel Andrade Prize, and a subsidy granted by the Gijón Municipal Culture Foundation for the Hombre-Medicina project in Senegal. Lara has taken part in Emergent 08, an audiovisual creation exhibition in Lleida; also in Foconorte y Lumen_ex, and his work has been exhibited in venues including Sala Borrón; Galería Cornión; Galería Guillermina Caicoya; Proyecto Circo, Havana; Arte Lisboa; Arte Santander; and Saatchi Gallery, London.