Santiago Tavera is a Colombian-Canadian artist, researcher, curator and educator based in Montréal. Tavera’s research practice revolves around constructing immersive and interactive projects that expand the body through digital media, collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches, to evoke virtual simulations of migrant and queer narratives of dislocation. In Tavera’s work and curatorial exploration, mixed media compositions of videos, text, sound, archival material, architectural elements and physical surfaces construct corporeal experiences between physical and virtual experiences of the “other”. Tavera’s scenographic installation setups explore the representation of hybrid bodies, symbiotic environments and alternative narratives. His recent curatorial projects have focused on supporting latinx diasporic and queer practices within contemporary art in Canada. Tavera’s projects have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, and presented in Canada and internationally. Tavera holds a Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia from Concordia University, and a Bachelor of Arts with an Honor Specialization in Visual Arts and a Major in Psychology from Western University. Currently, Tavera works as an Artist-in-Residence Faculty in the Intermedia Program in the Department of Studio Arts at Concordia University.