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Santiago Mostyn 1981, USA

Santiago Mostyn is from the United States but lives here in Sweden and is one of the hottest names of our time. His art is essentially conceptual and asks contemporary questions about things like identity, skin colour, borders and whiteness.
But he also asks questions from a historical perspective about the values and norms that over time embrace some and exclude others. He uses photography, installation, video, art actionism – in which he exposes himself and his body to trials in order to convey the difficult experiences of others (such as an escape over the Mediterranean Sea) – and a variety of other media to frame questions about ourselves in the here and now.