Graduated from the University of Chile (Engineering Sciences) and NYU (Fine Arts), Santiago Barcaza, is civil engineer, writer and musician. He is the recipient of scholarships from the Neruda Foundation in 1996, from the National Library of Chile in 1998, from New York University in 2017 and Tinker Fundation in 2018. His poetic and musical works have won several awards. Among them are the prizes Eusebio Lillo (1996); Pablo Neruda de Valdivia (1997); Alerce (1999); Literarte (2004), a poetry and photography prize created by Artespacio Gallery (2004); Luis Advis (2008); and Vicente Bianchi (2015).
In 1999, his first book “Carta - Océano” was a finalist of the best poetry book of the year award in his country.
In 2003, Santiago launched the album “Ports for the first time seen” (University of Chile), where he composed and played music based on the work of Neo-Hellenistic Greek poets.
Founder of the band Los Muebles, in 1996, whose songs make up the soundtrack of four Chilean films, Santiago is member of the artistic collective Casagrande, whose art actions periodically cross the boundaries between literature, video, art and performance, being the “Bombings of Poems” in different cities worldwide, their best known project.