STRW local: Lunch

Lunch Talks

A chat with artist in residence Oscar Santillán

For the following months Oscar Santillán (Ecuador, 1980) will be the first artist-in-residence based at the Leiden Observatory, where he will develop a series of new works in collaboration with the scientists and students in and around our building. For this lunch presentation, he will talk about his artistic practice with special emphasis on the relationship between research and fiction. Oscar is known for working closely with scientists, dancers, animals, philosophers, musicians, clairvoyants, historians, and many other types of experts. He is also (infamously) known for having stole the tip of the highest mountain of England. Oscar is currently showing his work at Nest Art Center (The Hague) and Fries Museum (Leeuwarden); Previously he has held solo exhibitions at Witte de With (Rotterdam), MUAC (Mexico City), Spazio Calderara (Milan), Galerie Mazzoli (Berlin), among others; and, group shows at LACMA Museum (Los Angeles), SongEun Art Space (Seoul), Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), Kröller-Müller Museum, Voorlinden, and Bonnefanten (all in The Netherlands), FRAC île-de-france and Zadkine Museum (both in Paris), among others.

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Unless announced otherwise, the lunch talks start at 12:30 sharp. The approximate duration of the lunch talk is given above, and additional time will be given for questions and discussion following the presentation. Please make sure that you take ample time to pick up your lunch beforehand.

Information for Speakers and Hosts: Talks by internal speakers are limited to 20 minutes, with additional time for questions. Visiting speakers can have up to 30 minutes, with additional time for questions. Hosts are responsible for bringing the speaker to the correct room in ample time to set up laptops etc., and for ensuring the speaker also has time for lunch.


For questions and/or suggestions concerning the lunch talks, please contact Themiya Nanayakkara () or Alvaro Hacar ()).