Santiago Vanegas

Santiago Vanegas

Atlanta, GA, United States

About Santiago Vanegas

Santiago brings an interesting set of aesthetics to his work. He has navigated in and out of two cultures throughout his life. Born in Philadelphia and then moving back and forth between the United States and his native country of Colombia, eventually staying in Colombia for the next 14 years. Inspired by his mother, a painter, Surrealist art, Latin American magic realism, music, and the world of cinema, Santiago creates work that looks at the dark and the light in life. "I see the world in a way that even to me is a bit strange, but very real. The world is a strange, complicated, and fascinating place. I’m constantly drawing metaphors of how I see the world and its future. My images are about the relationship between reality and perception."
His work has been featured in Surface Magazine, WIRED, Flaunt Magazine, Featherstitch Avenue, Picture Magazine, GRAPHIC Magazine UK, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Lenscratch.


Academy of Art University, MFA 2003
Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano '99


Solo Exhibitions
2016 Antarctica / Ventulett Gallery, Atlanta
2016 Considering Mortal / Ger-Art, Atlanta
2016 Invisible Ink / Stanley Beaman & Sears Gallery, Atlanta
2014-2015 Antarctica / Stanley Beaman & Sears Gallery, Atlanta
2013 Antarctica / Permanent Exhibit, The Weather Channel Headquarters, Atlanta
2012 Antarctica, PDN Photo Of The Day
2012 Antarctica / Rojo Galeria, Bogota, Colombia
2012 People & Nature / Antarctica feature on Lenscratch (online)
2010-2012 Antarctica / Transportation Mall at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
2011 People & Nature / Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
2004 Energy / Servicio Ejecutivo, (online)

Group Exhibitions
2021 Antarctica / Photo Place Gallery / "Finding The Light"
2020 Latin American Fotografía 8
2019 ESPEJO / Rokko International Photography Festival, Kobe Japan
2017 Click Colombia, Consulado de Colombia, Atlanta
2017 The Art Of Water, Atlanta Design Festival/ADAC, Atlanta
2016 Madre Tierra Amotinada, Museo de Arte Moderno Bogotá
2016 Autres Horizons, Galerie Rivière Faiveley, Paris
2015 Favorite Photograph / Lenscratch
2014 Invisible Ink / Open Salon / Royal Docks, London
2014 Vernissage "(Re)Shaping Landscapes" / Galerie Rivière Faiveley / Paris
2014 The Perimeter Of The World / RAYKO Photo Center / San Francisco, CA
2014 20th Juried Exhibition / Griffin Museum Of Photography / Winchester, MA
2014 Invisible Ink / The Enigmatic Object / Filter Photo Festival / Chicago
2013 Antarctica / Houston Center For Photography
2013 Invisible Ink / FOTOFever, Brussels Belgium
2013 Antarctica-Iceland / Espacio ODEON Contemporary Art Festival, Bogotá Colombia
2013 Antarctica / Landscape Photography in a Changing World at The Bascom A Center For The Visual Arts, Highlands North Carolina
2013 Invisible Ink / Arles Photography Open Salon at ChinaHouse, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
2012 Frozen Terrain / Terminus 200, Atlanta
2012 PAISAJE / ROJO Galería, Bogotá Colombia
2012 Urban Landscape / Center For Fine Art Photography
2012 Iceland / FotoMuseo, Foto de la Semana, Colombia
2012 Artists Wanted / Artists Take Times Square, NYC
2012 Invisible Ink / Arles Photography Open Salon at Galerie Huit, Les Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, France
2012 Simply / Center For Fine Art Photography
2012 Animalia / Lenscratch (online exhibit)
2010 People & Nature / Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta
2009 Lake Cochiti / Naomi Silva Gallery, Atlanta
2009 Considering Mortal / Maine Media Workshops
2008 IRevelar / Naomi Silva Gallery, Atlanta
2006 Urban Experience / Working With Artists, Denver, Colorado
2005 Energy / DVD Exhibition, CB's 313 Gallery (for Smilefaucet Magazine), NYC
2004 Man-Woman / Planet Magazine, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, California
2002 Surface Magazine Avant Guardian / Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, California
2002 Surface Magazine Avant Guardian / Smashbox Studios, Los Angeles, California
2002 Surface Magazine Avant Guardian / Milk Studios, New York, New York