photo by Jeremy Keith Villaluz

STATEMENT

I employ conceptual territories of architecture and alterity to examine fluid notions of space and time. Furthermore, I shape projects to ponder the instability of contemporary life. My practice straddles installation, text, and time-based media, to public events, theatrical readings, and long-term pedagogical initiatives. Many projects become multi-platform endeavors taking several years to complete.

This strategy of intertextual and intercultural analysis also prioritizes years-long working relationships with students, organizational partners, scholars, and various audiences. These projects incorporate participants with objects, images, and shifting social situations to produce the means for exhaustive research and emotively charged textures. Examining various frameworks of difference, I hope to create slippages that suggest possible futures beyond the contemporary.

BIOGRAPHY

Jerome Reyes (b. 1983 Daly City, CA works between Seoul, Korea and San Francisco, CA) is an artist, researcher, and educator working with the collaborative potentials of institutions, alterity, and architecture. He is Artist Liaison and faculty at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts, teaching courses and designing partnerships with artists, curators, scholars, and organizations. He is also Researcher, at Asia and Migration, Asia Culture Center, in Gwangju, Korea. He also works with social justice organizations in the South of Market area of San Francisco.

He holds an MFA from Stanford University and a BFA at the California College of the Arts. He also attended the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course in South Korea. He has made projects for the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany, Prospect 3. Biennial, SFMOMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Asian Art Museum.

He’s been awarded residencies at National Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art/MMCA, Korea, Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, Seoul Museum of Art, Stanford Fellowship at Headlands Center for the Arts, and received the 2016 Artist-in-Residence Award at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, Creative Work Fund, Center for Cultural Innovation, and San Francisco Arts Commission.

Reyes has fifteen years of teaching and public programming in a variety of settings including multimedia labs, museums, major universities, non-profit art galleries, and senior/youth community centers in East Oakland, Iron Triangle in Richmond, and Chinatown/ Manilatown San Francisco. 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 (supported by the National Endowment for the Arts/NEA and Surdna Foundation) combining graduate, undergraduate, Bay Area high school students, and visiting artists/scholars.