Competition: Latin America & Caribbean
Santiago Porter was born in Buenos Aires in 1971. His work has been shown in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Argentina and abroad and is also included in several public and private collections. He was awarded a Guggenheim grant in 2002 and also received an award from the Antorchas Foundation in Buenos Aires. In that same year he was invited to take part in the residency for visual artists held by the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada. In 2007 he received a grant to take part in the Intercampos III program organized by the Telefonica Foundation in Buenos Aires and received the First Prize for Contemporary Photography awarded by The Central Society of Architecture of Buenos Aires. In 2008 he was awarded the Petrobras Award for Contemporary Photography. In 2010 he was granted the National Grant from Argentina’s National Fund for the Arts. In 2011 he was selected to take part in the Artist’s Program at the Universidad Di Tella in Buenos Aires. He is the author of “Piezas” [Pieces], published in 2003, and “La ausencia” [The absence], published in 2007 and “Bruma” [Mist] to be published in 2017. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of San Andrés. He lives and works in Buenos Aires.