Oscar Murillo is a Colombian artist working within the painting tradition. He currently lives and works in various locations.
Murillo’s solo exhibitions include Yarat Contemporary Art Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan; Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá; Centro Cultural Daoíz y Velarde, Madrid; Performa 15, New York and Artpace, San Antonio; The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, and South London Gallery.
The artist has also participated in numerous international group exhibitions and biennials, including the Sharjah Biennial 13 and the 56th Venice Biennale.
Curator and writer Legacy Russell has said that the artist explores "the body in transit", while curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist has spoken of a "blurring […] between art and life" occurring in Murillo’s multidisciplinary works.
In 2019, he co-won the Turner Prize after requesting with his fellow nominees that the jury award the prize for the first time to all four nominated artists.