Tamara Santibañez “Walk to the wide open window”

Selenas Mountain

poster for Tamara Santibañez “Walk to the wide open window”

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Selenas Mountain is pleased to present Walk to the wide open window, an exhibition by Tamara Santibañez. In the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, Santibañez builds upon their multifaceted studio practice with a presentation of new works created, nurtured, and conceived at Miami’s renowned Fountainhead Artist Residency. Thoughtful explorations of material and form meet subcultural semiotics in a dexterous display of world-building.

*The title of this exhibition is taken from French novelist Jean Genet’s debut novel, Our Lady of the Flowers.

Tamara Santibañez (b. Athens, GA, 1987) is a multidisciplinary artist and oral historian living and working in Brooklyn. Their work is rooted in subcultural semiotics, using craft techniques to explore the meanings we assign to materials and accessories. Enlisting inanimate objects as stand-ins for human figures and relationships, Santibañez complicates the undulating exchange between power and vulnerability, otherness and assimilation, generational expectations and individual capability.

In 2019 Santibañez was awarded the Van Lier Fellowship at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and was a recipient of the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant. Their work has been exhibited at Selenas Mountain, JTT Gallery, Andrew Edlin Gallery, the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago, and in performance at MoMA PS1, among others. They have been an artist-in-residence at ACRE, Mother’s Milk, and Fountainhead Arts. They are author of Could This Be Magic? Tattooing as Liberation Work (Afterlife, 2021). In 2022 they completed an MA in oral history at Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and were the recipient of OHMA’s Future Voices Fellowship.



from April 22, 2023 to June 10, 2023

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