Aissa María Santiso Camiade, Cuban-Spanish multimedia artist born in Havana on April 20, 1992. She studied visual arts at the University of Arts ISA and the National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro both in Havana, Cuba. She was an art teacher at the National Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro in the Department of Painting and consultant for graduation theses in the specialties of contemporary art and painting for two consecutive years.
Her profile includes several disciplines within the visual arts such as video art, video installation, software art, new media art, site specific, painting, photograph and performance art. Her art work has been exhibited in various galleries and events such as the Biennials of Havana XI 2012 and XII 2015. America Late 2, Casa de América, Madrid, Spain 2018. STUDIO LISBOA 018, International Art Feria, Lisboa, Portugal 2018. Belluard International Festival 2016, Fribourg, Switzerland. Clouse up / Video art Festival, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Experiments in Cinema (Cubano edition) International Experimental Film Festival 2017, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. 6th Salon of Contemporary Art of Havana and the 19th Salon of the City, Havana, Cuba. First Symposium of Installation, Nayarí, Mexico. The Galería de Arte Cubana of Boston. Oswaldo Guayasamín Museum in Havana. Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, the College of the Bahamas, Nassau. Center for the Development of Visual Arts (CDAV), Havana, among others.
Santiso has collaborated in collective projects of interdisciplinary experiences like senseLAB founded by professors of the University of the Arts (ISA), Havana, Cuba and Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences, Alter, Germany. Colectivo Efe Eme, a transdisciplinar and experimental group founded by young artists, photographers, musicians and writers. Matrioska multimedia project created by members and ex members of senseLAB focused on the sensory experimentation of relations between art, science and technology, Havana. The Approach / El Acercamiento project founded by Evelyn Serrano visual artist and teacher of Duende CalArts, an artistic & pedagogical collaboration between National Academy of Fine Arts the San Alejandro in Havana, Cuba with The California Institute of Arts CalArts in California, Los Angeles, US . Nostalgia a collaboration project with Marissa Chibas Preston, actress, artist and Head of Duende CalArts as part of The Approach / El Acercamiento 2 in Cuban Art Factory (FAC), Havana, Cuba. In 2013, she won the prize of the art creation and scholarship ESTUDIO 21 for the SCISSORS project awarded by the Center for the Development of Visual Arts (CDAV), the National Council of Plastic Arts (CNART) and the Cuban Ministry of Culture. Moreover, in July 2016 she was awarded with the Watch & Talk residence for the 2016 International Belluard Festival, Fribourg, Switzerland.
She currently lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
El Vigilante proposes a look towards an international panorama dictated by the vigil exercised by corporations through the access of the Web 2.0, companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, providing them with the constant record of our activities and actions in daily life through the media and mobile devices.
The series consists of a series of 77 digital photographs of small format 6 x 4 inch in color and black & white. The images were taken in several places of Boston (MA), Havana (Cuba), Fribourg (Switzerland), NY, Basel, Toledo and Madrid (Spain), representing on them a series of numerical codes that represent the registration number of the photograph made by the camera.
As an installation, the room will be cover by white sheets
with notes written over them, those notes will represent the coordinates of each of the places corresponding to the capture of the image, in order to recreate a story based on telepresence.