Santiago Cucullu

Santiago Cucullu signing 7th Thread

The Seventh Thread had Greenish Walls a Bathroom in the Hall

During the fall of 2008, Santiago Cucullu collaborated with Highpoint Editions to produce The Seventh Thread had Greenish Walls a Bathroom in the Hall, a beautiful suite of seven screenprints. The occasion was Highpoint’s participation in the 2008 Mid-America Print Conference, held in Fargo, North Dakota that year. Visitors to the conference watched Highpoint Master Printer Cole Rogers and his staff print Cucullu’s intricate imagery in silver ink on black Plike paper. The prints were inspired by Cucullu’s stay in Berlin during the summer of 2008; they feature buildings built shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall and contemporary anti-fascist graffiti.

“Milwaukee-based Argentinean artist Santiago Cucullu chooses historically marginalized figures and events (often from his homeland’s anarchist movement) as the subject of his works, which include large wall drawings made of contact paper, watercolors, and sculptures. Cucullu’s references to figures such as anarchist and pamphlet printer Severino di Giovanni, Giovanni’s compatriots Alejandro and Paulino Scarfo, their Spanish forefather Fermin Salvochea, and the historian Osvaldo Bayer inflect a typical chronology of revolutionary fervor and protest, usually traced in straight lines from France, Russia, and Italy to the United States and back to Europe.” -Brian Sholis, Essay for “Hammer Projects: Santiago Cucullu”, Aug. 14, 2004 – Jan. 9, 2005

Santiago Cucullu’s has exhibited internationally, with solo exhibitions at Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; Galeria Labor, Mexico City, Mexico; Galeria Umberto Di Marino, Naples, Italy; and Center for the Study of World Civilization, Tokyo, Japan. Cucullu has been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and the Musee de Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France. He was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2004 and has been the recipient of many grants and residencies, including a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Cucullu is based in Milwaukee, WI.