Santiago Sierra is a conceptual artist, born in Madrid, 1966, and represented by Lisson Gallery, UK. Sierra studied for his BA in Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid , 1989; and furthered his studies at the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 1989; the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, 1989-1991; and the Escuela de San Carlos, Universidad Autónoma de México, Mexico City, 1995-7. He has gained wide renown for his political, unsettling, and critical practice, which explores themes of economic, racial, sexual, and political exploitation.
Santiago Sierra has exhibited internationally, recent exhibitions include: '11 Rooms', MIF, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2011; 'Santiago Sierra - No, Global Tour', Artium, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Spain, 2011; 'Santiago Sierra - No, Global Tour', Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin, Germany, 2011; 'No Ifs, No Buts', DEPO - Istanbul, Turkey, 2010; 'Santiago Sierra', Gallery 1.2, GoMA, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland, USA, 2010.
Santiago Sierra, lives and works in Madrid and Mexico City.