b. 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico | lives and works in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is a Puerto Rican film and video maker who received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The uncontrived, observational style of her work aligns it with the sensibility of documentary film while also contributing to a blurring of boundaries between fact and fiction. The Black Cave (La Cueva Negra, 2013) draws on interviews with archaeologists and local residents, and explores the Paso del Indio, an indigenous burial ground in Puerto Rico that was discovered during the construction of a highway and eventually paved over.