Santiago Cirugeda – Recetas Urbanas

Santiago Cirugeda (b. 1971, Spain) currently lives and works in Seville. He develops subversive projects with distinct ambitions in urban realities, from the systematic occupation of public spaces in containers to the construction of prostheses in facades, patios, roofs, and lots. Cirugeda negotiates legal and illegal zones as a reminder of the pervasive control to which we are all subject. He is now working together with local governments to implement new housing models for the socially disadvantaged. Cirugeda has also participated in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, written many articles, and taken part in educational and cultural events including workshops, lectures, seminars, and conferences. Recent projects creating temporary sites for community discussion and artistic intervention include Nau de les Art/Proyectalab, Benicasim (2010), The Nest, Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani, Girona (2008); and Institutional Prosthesis, Espai d’art of Castelló (2005)


House of Words (HoW), 2015, Installation view Röda Sten Konsthall, GIBCA 2015. Photo: Hendrik Zeitler