Art Exhibit by Santiago X at HWLC

Artwork by Santiago X is on display during Native American Heritage Month in November on the 3rd floor of Harold Washington Library Center.

Santiago X received a master of architecture from the University of Southern California and bachelor's in environmental design from the University of Colorado. He is pursuing a master of fine arts in studio art and technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an enrolled member of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana and Indigenous Chamorro from the island of Guam.

Artist Statement

"The trajectory of my work is an exploration of the human interface between our built environment, history, technology, our own self-relevance, and how we navigate this relationship to construct our notions of order, in a seemingly infinite world of chaos. The mediums that I choose for this exploration are typically a synthesis of old and new forms of making. I make to transform that threshold where art becomes an artifact, back to art again."