SPRING 2014 Jerome Reyes (b Daly City, CA United States) is an artist and educator who works with the collaborative potentials of institutions, alterity, and architecture. His work straddles installation, text, time-based media, public events, theatrical readings, cross-institutional curricula, and long-term educational initiatives. Some projects become multi-platform endeavors taking several years to complete, others may occur only one night. Examining various frameworks of difference, he strives to create slippages across the historical and imaginary to unravel our contemporary situation.
He received an MFA from Stanford University, BFA at the California College of the Arts, and studied in the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course. He has made projects for Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Contemporary Museum Honolulu, and as artist-in-residence at the DeYoung Museum. His work has been featured in Art in America and Teme Celeste among others.
From 2005-2010, Reyes was co-founding faculty of the San Francisco Art Institute’s City Studio, an internationally/UNESCO recognized arts and urban research interface combining graduate, undergraduate, Bay Area high school students, and visiting artists/scholars. He has received project support from the National Endowment for the Arts/NEA, Surdna Foundation (through SFAI City Studio 2008-2010), as well as the Art Matters Foundation Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, Center for Cultural Innovation Artist Grant, San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist’s Grant, Zellerbach Fund, and Stanford Fellowship at the Headlands Center for the Arts.