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I Shutter To Think
Six photographers offer a snapshot of the state of the art
Arts Story  May 20, 2011, by Robert Faires
"...With this new boost in visibility for local photographers, the Chronicle convened a group of artists in the scene to discuss the place of photography in Austin. Participants included Ben Aqua, an artist and designer who, he says, "picked up photography for fun, just to learn the camera" in 2007 and never put it down and whose work has been shown in Chile, France, Germany, Mexico, and across the U.S.; Elizabeth Chiles, a member of Lakes Were Rivers whose work is featured in both "New Art in Austin: 15 to Watch" and the 2011 Texas Biennial and who teaches at Texas State University – San Marcos and at UT; Santiago Forero, a native of Colombia who moved to Austin in 2007 and has been featured in "Young Latino Artists 15: Consensus of Taste" and "New Art in Austin: 15 to Watch" and was named 2010 Artist of the Year – Photography at the Austin Visual Arts Association Awards; Anna Krachey, also a member of Lakes Were Rivers whose work is featured in "New Art in Austin: 15 to Watch" and who teaches at St..."

Austin Visual Arts Awards
A new setting but similar sentiments at the second round of the art honors
Arts Story  December 17, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...But the sense of community, the gratitude for Austin's welcoming inclusiveness best expressed last year by Beili Liu after being named Artist of the Year 3 Dimensional Art, was back. Artist of the Year Photography Santiago Forero, who moved here from his native Colombia in 2007, said that he feels more like an Austin artist after three years than he ever felt like a Colombian artist..."

Forever Young
The alumni artists of "YLA 15" continue to transform our world into their own
Arts Story  August 13, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...For a century now, Hollywood has been drilling into us what a hero looks like: tall, ruggedly handsome, typically Anglo. In his large photograph series Action Heroes, Santiago Forero challenges this ideal by outfitting himself as various Tinseltown he-men..."

New Art in Austin: 15 to Watch
See this survey of Austin's emerging savants, and you'll do yourself a big, big favor
Arts Review  March 11, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Maybe you recognize some of the artists because you've been following their careers or because you know them personally? Let's provide you a list: Miguel A. Aragón, Jesus Benavente and Jennifer Remenchik, Ben Brandt, Debra Broz, Elizabeth Chiles, Santiago Forero, Nathan Green, Ian Ingram, Anna Krachey, Robert Melton, Leslie Mutchler, Ben Ruggiero, Adam Schreiber, Barry Stone, and J..."

Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
This group show matches the majesty of the MACC's architecture
Arts Review  July 15, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...And there are large photographs by Santiago Forero; sculptures by the more usually photographing William Hundley; unsettling, anatomically enhanced video and audio installations by Eduardo Xavier García; a ceiling-abutting video display by Amelia Winger-Bearskin; and more. And all of it adds up to that feeling, amplified by the cathedraline venue itself, of "I'm walking around an exhibition of world-class art like I'd see in some fancy magazine, except this stuff isn't boring like some of the things in those fancy magazines, and it's right here in town." Well, yes, it is: lucky, lucky us...."

Creative Research Laboratory
UT artists play prospectors, panning for new ideas out of the notion of space
Arts Story  November 21, 2008, by Robert Faires
"...While photographer Wendel A. White looks to the past, removing space around nostalgic buildings to single out a shape, photographer Santiago Forero looks to the future, saturating a machinist shop with intense colors to turn it into a frightening space out of science fiction...."

Top of the Line
The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards
Arts Story  May 27, 2011, by Robert Faires
"...Santiago Forero..."

'New Art in Austin' 2011
AMOA has announced the 15 artists chosen for its triennial show of local art
Arts Story  October 15, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...It's a class as heavy on photography as the previous one was heavy on mixed media and installation work. The "15 to Watch" are Miguel Aragon, printmaking; Jesus Benavente/Jennifer Remenchik, performance; Ben Brandt, sculpture; Debra Broz, sculpture; Elizabeth Chiles, photography; Santiago Forero, photography; Nathan Green, installation; Ian Ingram, drawing; Anna Krachey, photography; Robert Melton, video; Leslie Mutchler, mixed media; Ben Ruggiero, photography; Adam Schreiber, photography; Barry Stone, photography; and J..."

A Year's Cheers
The nominees for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
Arts Story  May 14, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...I Want to Live in America, Santiago Forero, "Young Latino Artists 14," Mexic-Arte Museum..."

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