Oscar Santillan

Oscar Santillan


Artist and founder of ANTIMUNDO studio, his practice emerges from the idea of 'Antiworld', a cybernetic matrix where science, fiction, and non-human perspectives meet.

The term is a metaphor for "the shadows of modernity", that is, everything that this great historical flux erased and did not understand. His research focuses on the darkness that modernity casts in all directions, both on the pasts it sweeps away, the othernesses it denies in the present time, but also on the futures it fails to imagine.

In fact, no one can imagine it, since the future is an infinite becoming, ungraspable for our mammalian brains. Futures that are even born of the modern matrix itself, such as artificial neural networks, but which, paradoxically, are born anti-modern.