Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, artist and co-founder of Beta-Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico, presented a public program at the Lawndale Art Center as part of Artadia’s Art & Dialogue: Houston on Thursday, September 20. The event was free and open to the public.

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz at the Lawndale Art Center

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is an artist who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she currently lives and works. Her recent exhibitions include Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors, Pérez Art Museum Miami (2016); Ce qui ne sert pas s’oublie (what is not used is forgotten), CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2015); La Cabeza Mató a Todos, TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica (2014); Under the Same Sun: Art From Latin America Today, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); Post-Military Cinema, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow International (2014); Beatriz Santiago Muñoz / Trinh T Minh-Ha / Gregorio Rocha, Tate Modern, London (2013); and Capp Street Project: Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2008).

Santiago Muñoz is also a co-founder of Beta-Local, an arts organization in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Director of Sessions, a series of intensive seminars anchored in the specific geography, emerging art practices, and sociopolitical conditions of Puerto Rico. Santiago Muñoz is a 2015 Creative Capital Visual Arts award grantee.

Lawndale is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center that engages Houston communities with exhibitions and programs that explore the aesthetic, critical, and social issues of our time. Lawndale believes in the role of art and artists to inspire and inform the world around us. By serving as an intimate gathering place to experience art and ideas, Lawndale seeks to foster connections between communities in Houston and beyond. Lawndale presents a diverse range of artistic practices and perspectives through exhibitions and programs, including lectures, symposia, film screenings, readings, and musical performances. Through exhibition opportunities, the Artist Studio Program, institutional collaborations, and the engagement of an advisory board comprised of artists, curators, and scholars, Lawndale seeks within its mission to support all artistic and cultural communities of Houston.