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Santiago Forero

Santiago Forero
Santiago Forero

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Kennedy Center 107

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Santiago Forero received his B.F.A. in visual arts from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and graduated with an M.F.A. in studio art from the University of Texas at Austin. Forero’s work in photography and video explores ideas about the body, identity, and scale in relation to familiar media images. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010 and recently has received fellowships from Vermont Studio Center and Civitella Ranieri Foundation. His photographs have been exhibited at venues in South America, the U.S. and Europe including Les Rencontres d'Arles in France, Paraty em Foco in Brazil and Unseen Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to Photography
Advanced Photography

Research Interests

Photography, media, body, identity


  • 2019 Civitella Ranieri Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship 2019, Umbria, Italy
  • 2018 Honorable Mention, National Photography Prize, Ministry of Culture, Bogotá
  • 2018 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award - Johnson, Vermont

Select Exhibitions

  • Hombre Dorado, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, 2020
  • Fotofilmic 18, The Reference, Seoul, South Korea, 2020
  • Fotofilmic 18, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California, 2019
  • Cuerpos que se miran, MAAC, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2019
  • Hombre Dorado, Civitella Ranieri, Umbria, Italy, 2019
  • Fotofilmic 18, The Polygon Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2019
  • La Vuelta, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medelllín, 2018
  • El futuro ya no es como antes, Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá, 2018
  • Todo lo tengo, todo me falta, Artecámara, ARTBO, Bogotá, 2018
  • Cuerpos que se miran, Museo de la Ciudad, Cuenca, Ecuador, 2018
  • Le monde tel qu’il va! (The world as it goes!), M J1, Marseille, France, 2017
  • Unseen, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017
  • La Vuelta, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France, 2017

Appointed to the Faculty: 2021

Educational Background

M.F.A., University of Texas, Austin
B.F.A., Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

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