Oscar Murillo was born in 1986 in Colombia. He moved to the UK with his family when he was 10 years old. In 2007, he earned his BA.(Hons) in Fine Art at the University of Westminster, and in 2012 graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with an MA in Fine Art. Murillo has participated in numerous international group exhibitions and biennials, including the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), Aichi Triennale 2016, and the Sharjah Biennale 13 (2017, United Arab Emirates). In 2019 he co-won the Turner Prize along with three other fellow nominated artists. Taking his identity as an immigrant as a starting point, he continues to explore the concept of community, traveling across borders and cultures around the world. His expressionist paintings consist of collages made by cutting and connecting works produced in various locations, upon which he adds a variety of dynamic and energetic lines. In addition, Murillo has been involved with Frequencies, and on-going project initiated by himself and political scientist Clara Dublanc. Also conducted and exhibited at Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) in 2021, the project, as its title suggests, aims to connect and expand children’s creations, in doing so facilitating a means of exchange.