Conceptual art

Santiago Sierra

Spain 1966

Performance Art, Conceptual Art

Santiago Sierra
Santiago Sierra
December 29, 2014
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Santiago Sierra is a Spanish artist born in 1966 in Madrid, whose most well-known works involve hiring laborers to complete menial tasks. These works are meant to elucidate the nature of the laborer within Capitalist society, how the laborer sells his physical labor and thus his body, political issues such as immigration and continual immigrant poverty in Capitalist countries, the nature of work in Capitalist society, and the isolation of economic classes. He achieves this through a number of techniques that present these themes and also question the nature of the art institution.While Sierra is critical of capitalism and the institutions which support it, he is also considered a successful artist. He seems to be aware of this contradiction when he says, “Self-criticism makes you feel morally superior, and I give high society and high culture the mechanisms to unload their morality and their guilt.”

Some of Sierra’s most famous works have involved paying a man to live behind a brick wall for 15 days, paying Iraqi immigrants to wear protective clothing and be coated in hardening polyurethane foam as “free form” sculptures, blocking the entrance of Lisson Gallery with a metal wall on opening night, sealing the entrance of the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, only to allow Spanish citizens in to see an exhibition of left over pieces of the previous year’s exhibition. Another of his well known projects is a room of mud in Hanover, Germany, commemorating the job-creation measure origin of the Maschsee. In 2006, he provoked controversy with his installation “245 cubic meters”, a gas chamber created inside a former synagogue in Pulheim, Germany. About the Biennale piece, Sierra said, “In the context of the biennial we are all playing at national pride, and I wanted to reveal that as the principal system of every pavilion…you can’t forget that the countries that participate in the Biennale are the most powerful ones in the world. I mean, there’s no pavilion for Ethiopia. So the theme was already a given.” About his conception of nationalism for this work, Sierra has said “A nation is actually nothing; countries don’t exist. When astronauts went into space they did not see a line between France and Spain; France is not painted pink and Spain blue. They are political constructions, and what’s inside a construction? Whatever you want to put there.”

In explanation of his work, Sierra has said, “What I do is refuse to deny the principles that underlie the creation of an object of luxury: from the watchman who sits next to a Monet for eight hours a day, to the doorman who controls who comes in, to the source of the funds used to buy the collection. I try to include all this, and therein lies the little commotion about remuneration that my pieces have caused.” More specific to his questioning of art institutions and capitalism, he said “At the Kunstwerke in Berlin they criticized me because I had people sitting for four hours a day, but they didn’t realize that a little further up the hallway the guard spends eight hours a day on his feet…any of the people who make those criticisms have never worked in their lives; if they think it’s a horror to sit hidden in a cardboard box for four hours, they don’t know what work is…And of course extreme labor relations shed much more light on how the labor system actually works.”

Sierra has a displayed interest in visibility and invisibility. He explains the result of his work that pursues these interests, saying “The museum watchman I paid to live for 365 hours behind a wall at P.S.1 in New York told me that no one had ever been so interested in him and that he had never met so many people. I realized that hiding something is a very effective working technique. The forgotten people want to communicate…”

Santiago Sierra lives and works in Madrid, Spain.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Santiago Sierra: La LonaLabor, Mexico CitySolo
2015Beleza?Centro Cultural Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2015Say What?Galeri Zilberman, IstanbulGroup
2015Progress and HygeineZacheta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PolandGroup
2014And the Trees Went Forth to Seek a KingMOTS - Museum on the Seam, Jerulsalen, IsraelGroup
2014Smart New WorldKunsthalle Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
2014I’m Still HereMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, StockholmGroup
2014Booster: Art Sound MachineMarta Herford, GermanyGroup
2014Black Box: Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo. Los EncargodosSmithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.CGroup
2014Das EndeHamburger Bahnhof, Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany Group
2013Santiago Sierra - Sculpture, photography, FilmSammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg GermanySolo
2013VeteransTeam Gallery, New York, USASolo
2013Los EncargadosHelga de Alvear, Madrid, SpainSolo
2013Pigs devouring the Hellenic, Italic and Iberic peninsulaPrometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan, ItalySolo
2013Santiago Sierra. Sculpture, Photograph, VideoKunsthalle Tübingen, GermanySolo
2013Santiago SierraGreenaway Gallery, Kent Town, Australia, SASolo
2013Germany 1990-2012Kunsteverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, GermanySolo
2013VoidDerry, IrelandSolo
2013Destroyed WordMuseum De Pont, Tilburg, NetherlandsSolo
201340m3 of Earth from the IberianKOW Berlin, Berlin, GermanySolo
2013Santiago Sierra - Sculpture, photography, filmKunsthalle Tübing en, Tübingen, GermanySolo
2013Destroyed Word’Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New ZealandSolo
2013Devouring Peninsulas Trilogy, The Hellenic, Italic and Iberic PeninsulasPrometeo Gallery, Milan, ItalySolo
2013Jorge Galindo & Santiago Sierra: Los EncargadosGaleria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, SpainGroup
2013Together – ApartThe Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PolandGroup
2013Emergency Pavilion: Rebuilding UtopiaCollateral Event, 55 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, ItalyGroup
2013The ImmigrantsExperiment 2, Giudecca, Venice, ItalyGroup
2013Economics in ArtMOCAK-Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, PolandGroup
2012Global TourTeam Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2012Los EncargadosHelga de Alvear, Madrid, SpainSolo
2012Dedicated to the Workers and UnemployedLisson Gallery, London, UKSolo
2012Santiago SierraReykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, IcelandSolo
2012Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012Fort Kochi PO, Kerala, IndiaGroup
2012Make it easy make it pornIsola Art Center, Milan, ItalyGroup
2012Reversibility. A theatre of de-creationChapter III, Peep hole and CAC Brétigny, MilanGroup
2012Roma – Sinti – Kale – ManushAutograph – ABP, Rinvington Place, LondonGroup
2012Radici. Memoria, identità e cambiamenti nell’arte di oggiFondazione Menegaz, Castelbasso, Teramo, ItalyGroup
2011Santiago Sierra: CMX 04Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, SpainSolo
2011No –Global TourARTIUM Centro-Museo de Art Contemporaneo Basco, Vitoria, Spain Solo
2011No –Global TourRURART, Poitiers, FranceSolo
2011Cady Noland and Santiago SierraKOW Galerie, Berlin, GermanyGroup
201111 RoomsManchester International Festival, Manchester, UKGroup
2011Strategies of Knowledge and PowerOpen Space, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2011The WorkersMASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, USAGroup
2011DirtThe Wellcome Trust, London, UKGroup
2011De-BuildingChrist Church Art Gallery Puna O Waiwhetu, Christ Church, New ZealandGroup
2011NO, Global TourForum Expanded, 61 Berlinale, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2011Nobody’s Property: Art, Land, Space, 2000-2010Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, USAGroup
2011Investigation of a dogMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, SwedenGroup
2010Santiago Sierra: 7 forms measuring 600 x 60 x 60 cmQueensland Art Gallery - Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, AustraliaSolo
2010No – Global TourAmerican University Museum, Washington, USASolo
2010Enterramiento de diez trabajadoresChiesa del Luogo Pio, Livorno, ItalySolo
2010No Ifs, No ButsDEPO, Istanbul, TurkeyGroup
2010Gallery, Galerie, GalleriaNorma Mangione Gallery, Turin, ItalyGroup
2010XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di CarraraBiennale di Sculture di Carrara, Carrara, ItalyGroup
2010Fetiches críticos. Residuos de la economía generalCA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, SpainGroup
2010Investigations of a dogEllipse Foundation, Alcoitão, SpainGroup
2010Arte Y politica: Conflictos y DisyuntivasMuseo de Arte de Culiacán, Culiacán, MexicoGroup
2010Nuevas producciones: Proyecto JuárezMuseo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2010El Ángel Exterminador - A Room for Spanish Contemporary ArtBOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts Group
2010El Ángel Exterminador - A Room for Spanish Contemporary ArtPaleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2010Thrice upon a timeMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, SwedenGroup
2009NO, Global TourVarious locations, ongoing projectSolo
2009Santiago Sierra: The PenetratedGalera Helga de Alvear, Madrid, SpainSolo
2009Death Counter - Offer & Exchange: Sites of Negotiation in Contemporary ArtHiscox Headquarters, London, UKSolo
2009Santiago SierraMagasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, SwedenSolo
2009Santiago SierraMARCO, Vigo, SpainSolo
2009PonticelliMuseu Madre, Naples, ItalySolo
2009Santiago SierraPrometeo Gallery di Ida Pisano, Milano, ItalySolo
2009Repeat AllMIS, Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
2009L(..)king at othersArt Pavilion in Zagreb, CroatiaGroup
2009ARTE - VIDAMuseo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2009Lisson Presents 4Lisson Gallery, London, UKGroup
2009Persona. Presencias humanas en la fotografía contemporáneaGaleria Maior, Palma de Mallorca, SpainGroup
2009CargoAutocenter, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2009Performadifferent sites in Manhattan, New York, USAGroup
2009Political - MinimalMuzeum Sztuki w Lodz, Lodz, PolandGroup
2009The First Stop on the Super HighwayNam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si, KoreaGroup
2009Offer & Exchange: Sites of negotiation in Contemporary ArtLondon, UKGroup
2008The Living CurrencyTate Modern, London, UKGroup
2008All-Inclusive: A Tourist WorldSchirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2008Arte no es Vida: Actions by Artists of the Americas, 1960-2000El Museo del Barrio, New York, USAGroup
2008GREENWASHING - Environment: Perils, Promises and PerplexitiesFondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, ItalyGroup
2008Art in the Life WorldBreaking Ground, Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun, Dublin, IrelandGroup
2008Typical - Clichés of Jews and OthersThe Jewish Museum Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008Terms of UseMontehermoso Cultural Centre, Vicoria-Gasteiz, SpainGroup
2008James Casabere, Elmgreen & Dragset, Alicia Framis, Santiago Sierra: Extraordinary RenditionGaleria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain. Group
2007Santiago SierraPrometeogallery, Milano, ItalySolo
2007Proyecto CaracasSala Mendoza and Centro Cultural Chacao, Caracas, VenezuelaSolo
2007SubmissionProyecto Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, MexicoSolo
2007Santiago Sierra – New WorksLisson Gallery, London, UKSolo
2007The trap and The AdultsCentro Cultural Matucana, Santiago de Chile, ChileSolo
2007HimnosCabildo de Montevideo, Montevideo, UruguaySolo
2007Perplexed in PublicLisson Gallery, London, UKGroup
2007Active ConstellationBrno Hause of Art, Brno, Czech RepublicGroup
2007Stable – the balance of PowerParaSite Art Space, Hong Kong, ChinaGroup
2007ParanoiaThe Freud Museum, London, UK Group
2007RAUM. Orte der KunstAkademie der Künste, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2007We are your futureSpecial program during the 2nd Moscow Biennial, Moscow, RussiaGroup
2007Listening AwryMcMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, USAGroup
2007Concept: Photography – Dialogues & AttitudesLudwig Museum, Budapest, HungaryGroup
2007Into Me - Out of MeMACRO, Rome, ItalyGroup
2007Entre FronteirasMuseo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, SpainGroup
2007The Art of FailureKunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, Basel Group
2007The Art of Failure4th Gothenburg Biennial of Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, SwedenGroup
2007BOUNDOpen Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UKGroup
2007The Invisible ShowThe Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, IsrealGroup
2007Objeto de ReplicaArtium Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, SpainGroup
2007iViva la MuertaKunsthalle Wein, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2007ExistenciasMusac, Leon, SpainGroup
2007Un Fair trade – Die Kunst der GerechtigkeitNeue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, AustriaGroup
2007Leibesübungen – Vom Tun and Lassen in der KunstKunsthalle Göppingen, GernanyGroup
2007Ist Athens Biennial 2007Athens, GreeceGroup
2007FOTO.KUNSTSammlung Essl, Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, AustriaGroup
2007Generation Issue, Cuestiòn XeracionalCGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago di Compostela, SpainGroup
2007Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2007Göteborg, SwedenGroup
2007Identität7. International Foto-Triennale, Esslingen, GermanyGroup
2007The Hours: Visual art of contemporary latinamerican artMuseum of Contemporary Art of Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2007New EconomyArtists Space, New York, USAGroup
2007Puntos di Vista. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Daros-Latinamerica CollectionKunstmuseum Bochum, GermanyGroup
2007Into Me, Out of MeMACRO Future, Rome, ItalyGroup
2007E-flux Video RentalCentre culturel Suisse, Paris, FranceGroup
2007Linde Ludena Sierra - Space and ViolenceThe Nunnery Gallery, London, UKGroup
2007Not Afraid of the DarkHangar Bicocca - spazio d’arte contemporanea, Milan, ItalyGroup
2007La era de la discrepanciaMuseo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte - MUCA, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2007Repeat AllM100 - Centro Culturtal Matucana 100, Santiago, SpainGroup
20072 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary ArtMoscow, RussiaGroup
2007Raum - Orte der KunstAdK - AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2007Entre fronterasMARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo, SpainGroup
2007E-flux video rentalCarpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA, USAGroup
2006Santiago SierraCAC Malaga, SpainSolo
2006Diamondtraffickills - GoldtraffickillsChus Bures Space, MadridSolo
2006245 m3Stommeln Synagogue, Pulheim, GermanySolo
2006Santiago SierraGalerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland Solo
2006Kunst und Photographie, Photographie und KunstGalerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, GermanyGroup
2006Surprise SurpriseICA, London, UKGroup
2006ParanoiaLeeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UKGroup
2006Out of PlaceThe New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UKGroup
2006Paranoia – Second ComingFocal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UKGroup
2006Into me - Out of meKW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2006AUTO-NOM-MOBILEKunstverein Kassel, Kassel, GermanyGroup
2006TRANSITARTFrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyGroup
2006The View from Here: Acquisitions since 2000Tate Modern, London, UKGroup
2006Adquisiciones recientesARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, SpainGroup
2006E-Flux Video RentalArthouse at the Jones Center - Contemporary Art for Texas, Austin, TX, USAGroup
2006I Bienal del FuegoMuseo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Caracas, VenezuelaGroup
2006Equal And Less EqualMuseum on the Seam, Jerusalem, IsraelGroup
2006The Grand PromenadeNational Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, Athens, GreeceGroup
2006Franz West sin Franz West + Der FickerCentro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SpainGroup
2006Into me - Out of meP.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, USAGroup
2006Enlaces+Dos - Últimas adquisicionesPatio Herreriano - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español, Valladolid, SpainGroup
2006En las fronteras - In borderlinesMuseo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz, SpainGroup
2006Mex 1995 – 2005Sammlung Essl - Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, AustriaGroup
20062006 Thesis Exhibitions Series TwoThe Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USAGroup
2006Certain Encounters - Daros-Latinamerica CollectionThe Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, CanadaGroup
2006En las fronterasVilla Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa, Switzerland Group
2005Santiago SierraKestnergesellschaft, Hannover, GermanySolo
2005Una PersonaGalleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, ItalySolo
2005Santiago Sierra Under Construction 2: Casa PoporuluiNational Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RomaniaSolo
2005Power Plays – Artists Challenge AuthoritiesParaSite Art Space, Hong Kong, ChinaGroup
2005Minimalism And After IVSammlung Daimler Chrysler, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2005This Peaceful War - The Jumex CollectionTramway, Glasgow, UKGroup
2005Always a Little FurtherVenice Biennale, ItalyGroup
2005Moscow Biennale of Contemporary ArtLenin Museum, Moscow, RussiaGroup
2005The body, The ruinThe Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaGroup
2005War is over - 1945 - 2005 la libertá dellarte da Picasso a Warhol a CattelanGAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo, ItalyGroup
2005The Hours - Visual Arts of Contemporary Latin AmericaIrish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin, IrelandGroup
2005Centre of GravityIstanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, TurkeyGroup
2005General Ideas - Rethinking Conceptual Art 1987–2005CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA, USAGroup
2005Expérience de la durée - Experiencing Duration8e Biennale de Lyon, La Biennale d’art Contemporain de Lyon, FranceGroup
2005A Lucky Strike - Kunst findet StadtGesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst e.V. Bremen, GermanyGroup
2005Power PlaysParaSite Art Space, Hong Kong, SAR, ChinaGroup
2005E-flux video rentalPortikus, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyGroup
2005En AttenteCasino Luxembourg - Forum dart contemporain, LuxembourgGroup
2005PoliceLandesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, AustriaGroup
2005Always a little furtherBiennale di Venezia, ItalyGroup
2005Prague Biennale 2Czech RepublicGroup
2005Aural CulturesThe Banff Centre - Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB, CanadaGroup
2005Mexico AttacksMADC Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, USAGroup
2005Monuments to the USACCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA, USAGroup
2005Sharjah International Art Biennial 7United Arab EmigrantsGroup
2005Interessi ZeroGalleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, ItalyGroup
2005Short Stories - Contemporary SelectionsHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, USAGroup
2005NothingnessGalerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, SloveniaGroup
2005Eco - Arte contemporaneo mexicanoMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía MNCARS, Madrid, SpainGroup
2004Santiago SierraMuseum Dhondt-Dhaenens, BelgiumSolo
2004Santiago SierraLisson Gallery, London, UKSolo
2004Santiago Sierra - KlassenkampfPoleschi Arte Contemporanea, Lucca, ItalySolo
2004Santiago SierraGalerie Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich, SwitzerlandSolo
2004Santiago SierraKunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, AustriaSolo
2004Santiago SierraCentre d`art contemporain de Brétigny, Bretigny FranceSolo
2004Santiago SierraGaleria Helga De Alvear, Madrid, Spain Solo
2004Produciendo RealidadChisea di Matteo, ItalyGroup
2004The Nude FormBaden-Baden, GermanyGroup
2004111 Constructions with 10 Modules and 10 WorkersPeter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2004NothingnessGalerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, AustriaGroup
2004De Leur Temps - Collections Privees FrancaisesMusee des Beaux Arts Tourcoing, Tourcoing, FranceGroup
20041 Bienal Internacionál de Arte Contemporaneo de SevillaFundación Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla - BIACS, Sevilla, SpainGroup
200426 Bienal de São PauloFundação Bienal de São Paulo, BrazilGroup
2004SystemstörungEdith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, GermanyGroup
2004Liverpool Biennial 2004Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, UKGroup
2004Seven SinsMUSEION - Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Bolzano, ItalyGroup
2004Gegen den Strich - Neue Formen der ZeichnungStaatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, GermanyGroup
2004I need youKunsthaus CentrePasquArt - Centre dArt, Bienne, SwitzerlandGroup
2004Social Capital - Forms of InteractionWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, USAGroup
2004The Big NothingICA-Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USAGroup
2004SOZIALE KREATUREN - Wie Körper Kunst wirdSprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, GermanyGroup
2004The Real Royal TripPatio Herreriano - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español, Valladolid, SpainGroup
2004Material WitnessMOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, ClevelandGroup
2004Made in MexicoICA Boston, Boston, USAGroup
2004Made in MexicoThe Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USAGroup
2004Laocoonte devorado - Arte y violencia políticaARTIUM Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, SpainGroup
2003Santiago SierraGaleria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City, MexicaSolo
2003Hooded Woman Seated Facing The WallSpanish Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennial, Venice, ItalySolo
2003Gli AltriGas Art Gallery, Torino, ItalyGroup
2003StretchThe Power Plant, Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2003IndependenceSouth London Gallery, London, UKGroup
2003Guided by HeroesLimburg, BelgiumGroup
2003Hardcore, towards a new activismPalais de Tokyo, Paris, FranceGroup
2003M_ARS. Art and WarNeue Galerie Graz, Graz, AustriaGroup
2003WitnessBarbican Art, London, UKGroup
2003Mouvements de fonds - Acquisitions 2002 du Fonds national dart contemporainMAC Musées d´Art Contemporain, Marseille, FranceGroup
2003PhalanstèreCAC - Centre d´art contemporain de Brétigny, FranceGroup
2003The Real Royal TripP.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, USAGroup
2003Fast ForwardZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
2003Cámara - Videos Mala OndaMuseo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2003Auto-nomNRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Dusseldorf, GermanyGroup
2003Terror ChicMonika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Munich, GermanyGroup
2003COSTA VECEGalerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2003In faccia al mondo. Il ritratto contemporaneo nel medium fotograficoVilla Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa, SwitzerlandGroup
2003Money for NothingWellington City Gallery, Wellington, AustraliaGroup
2003Money for NothingArtspace, Auckland, AustraliaGroup
200320 Million Mexicans Can’t be WrongJohn Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UKGroup
2002Hiring and Arrangement of 30 Workers in Relation to their Skin ColorProject Space, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2002The Displacement of a CaceroladaKunsthalle Wien, Project Space Karlsplatz, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2002Group of persons facing the wall and person facing into a cornerLisson Gallery, London, UKSolo
2002Two Maraca PlayersGalería Enrique Guerrero, México City, MexicoSolo
2002Person saying a phraseNew Street, Birmingham, UKSolo
2002Santiago SierraIkon Gallery, Birmingham, UKSolo
2002Santiago SierraGalería Foksal, Warshaw, PolandSolo
2002Santiago SierraClaudio Poleschi Arte Contemporanea, Lucca, ItalySolo
2002Santiago SierraGalería Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland Solo
2002Santiago SierraDeitch Projects, New York, USASolo
20023,000 Holes of 180 x 50 x 50 cm eachMontenmedio Arte Contemporáneo, Cádiz, SpainSolo
2002Comer O No ComerCASA, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, SpainGroup
2002No Return - MonchengladbachEnero, Curador, Monchengladbach, GermanyGroup
2002Spanish Contemporary ArtBorusan Art Gallery, Istanbul, TurkeyGroup
2002Loop. Back to the BeginningThe Contemporary Arts Center, Fifth Street Space, Cincinnati, Ohio, USAGroup
2002Hello thereGalerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, SwitzerlandGroup
2002Otredad y MismidadGaleria de Arte Contemporaneo y Diseño, Puebla, MexicoGroup
200220 Million Mexicans CanSLG South London Gallery, London, UKGroup
2002The 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art – Centre of AttractionThe Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius, LituaniaGroup
2002Cut, Pulled, Colored & BurntHyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USAGroup
2002Mexico City: An Exhibition about the Exchange Rates of Bodies and ValuesP.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island, USAGroup
2002Protest - RespectNeue Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen, SwitzerlandGroup
2002Coartadas - AlibisWitte de With, Rotterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2002Art & EconomyDeichtorhallen, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2002The Hall of Lost StepsBorusan Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul, TurkeyGroup
2002No ReturnStädtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, GermanyGroup
2002Trans Sexual ExpressMucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, HungeryGroup
2002Alibis - CoartadasInstitut du Mexique à Paris, Paris, FranceGroup
200120 workers in a ship’s storage roomPort of Barcelona, SpainSolo
200133 persons paid to have their hair dyed blondArsenale, Venice, ItalySolo
2001Santiago SierraGalería Pancho Fierro, Lima, PeruSolo
2001Santiago SierraArt Unlimited Basel, Switzerland Solo
2001Santiago SierraGalerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland Solo
2001Miami Art FairProject Room, Miami, USASolo
200111 people paid to learn a phraseCasa de la cultura de Zincatan, MexicoSolo
2001PurgatoriValencia, SpainGroup
2001Shelf LifeGasworks Gallery, London, UKGroup
2001Marking the TerritoryIrish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IrelandGroup
2001Group ShowGaleria Zonca & Zonca, Milan, ItalyGroup
2001ARS 01 – Unfolding PerspectivesKiasma, HelsinkiGroup
2001LoopHypo Kunsthalle, Munich, GermanyGroup
2001Group ShowP.S.1 New York, USAGroup
2001AftersunTorrelavega, SpainGroup
2001Politicas de la diferenciaCentro de Convenciones de Pernambuco, BrasilGroup
2001Pay AttentionSardegna, ItalyGroup
20013 Intervenciones UrbanasBarcelona Art Report 2001, BarcelonaGroup
2001Transsexual Express: A Classic for the Third MilleniumCentre d’Art Santa Monica, BarcelonaGroup
2001Bienal de ValenciaValencia, SpainGroup
2001Neue WeltFrankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2001Photography from the collection of the DZ BankDZ Bank, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2001AlemaniaSalle du Musée du Botanique, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2001Group ShowMuseo de Hara, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2001Group ShowPS 1, New York, USAGroup
2001Group ShowKestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, GermanyGroup
2001AlemaniaAcademia de Arte de Berin, GermanyGroup
2001Group ShowCentre National de la Photografía de Paris, France Group
2000Santiago SierraKunst Werke Berlin, Berlin, GermanySolo
2000Person Renumerated for a period of 360 consecutive hoursP.S.1., New York, USASolo
2000Santiago SierraProyecto Zapopan, Jalisco, México.Solo
2000The wall of a gallery pulled out, inclined 60 degrees from the ground and sustained by 5 peopleAcceso A, México City, MexicoSolo
2000Santiago SierraACE Gallery, New York, USASolo
2000Santiago SierraBelia De Vico Arte Contemporaneo, Guatemala City, GuatemalaSolo
2000Pervirtiendo el minimalismoMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, SpainGroup
2000Novena Muestra Internacinal de PerformanceX Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico Group
2000P.R.00.San Juan of Puerto RicoGroup
2000Leaving the IslandsPusan International Contemporary Art Fair, Pusan, KoreaGroup
2000DocumentosACE Gallery, Los Angeles, USAGroup
2000A shot in the headLisson Gallery, London, UKGroup
2000EV.A. 2000 – Friends and NeighboursLimerik, IrelandGroup
1999Santiago SierraEspacio Aglutinador, Havanna, CubaSolo
1999Santiago SierraRufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, MexicoSolo
1999Santiago SierraACE Gallery, Los Angeles and New York, USASolo
1999Elimination of the wooden platform of the double floorEx-Teresa Space, Mexico City, MexicoSolo
19998 people paid to remain inside cardboard boxesG&T Building, Guatemala City, GuatemalaSolo
1999Group ShowStand de la Galeria BF15, FIAC, Paris, FranceGroup
1999Group ShowPlaza G & T, Guatemala City, GuatemalaGroup
1999Representar - IntevenirX Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
1999Group ShowCentre d’Arts Plastiques de Villefranche-sur-Saone, Musee de la Valle de Barcelonnette, FranceGroup
1999Paradas ContinuasMuseo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
1998La Torre de los VientosMexico City, MexicoSolo
1998Obstruction of a freeway with a truck’s trailerMexico City, MexicoSolo
1998Made in Mexico – Made in VenezuelaArt Metropol Gallery, Toronto, CanadaGroup
1998Expoarte Guadalajara VIGaleria BF15, Jalisco, MexicoGroup
1998Expoarte Guadalajara VIRegina 51, Jalisco, MexicoGroup
1998Cambio IIChopo University Museum, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
1998Despues del CuerpoGaleria 127, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
1998Cambio ISandra Gehring Gallery, New York, USA Group
1997Santiago SierraGaleria BF15, Monterrey, MexicoSolo
1997Santiago SierraGaleria Art & Idea, Mexico City, Mexico Solo
1997ShoppingGaleria Art & Idea, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
1997OpeningGaleria Art Deposit, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
1997DocumentosExpoarte Guadalajara V, Art Deposit Gallery, MexicoGroup
1997New Text from MexicoGaleria Art Deposit, New York, USAGroup
1996Santiago SierraMuseo Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, MexicoSolo
1996A otro lugar muy lejos de aquíIV Expoarte Guadalajara, Jalisco, México,Group
1995Group ShowJoan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, SpainGroup
1994Santiago SierraGaleria Angel Romero, Madrid, Spain Solo
1993El ojo AtómicoMadrid, SpainGroup
1993Trabajos de los 80Galería Angel Romero, Madrid, SpainGroup
1992Group ShowAtelier del Sur, Canary Islands, SpainGroup
1992Dibujos LaboralesAngel Romero Gallery, Madrid, SpainGroup
1991Group ShowSala K3 de Kampnagel, K3 Kampnagel, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
1991VII Muestra de Arte JovenMuseo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, SpainGroup
1991Group ShowSt. Petri zu Lübeck, Lübeck, GermanyGroup