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Ricardo J. Reyes

Ricardo J. Reyes

Rico Reyes

Edith Dale Monson Gallery Curator and Director

Joseloff Gallery • Silpe Gallery • Kaman Print Study Center

rireyes@hartford.edu

PhD in Cultural Studies, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK (expected)
MFA in New Genres, University of California, Los Angeles
BA in Sculpture, University of California, Berkeley

Ricardo J. Reyes is an artist, a curator, and a cultural theorist. His art employs the idioms of performance, video, and installation while addressing issues of ethnicity, sexuality, global politics, and capitalist exploitation. Most recently, he has shown with the Filipino American Museum at the Ace Hotel Gallery in New York, Artspace Hartford, Mills Gallery of the Boston Center for the Arts, and in GartenStudio in Berlin, Germany.

As a curator, Reyes focuses his research on Filipino/Filipino American and Queer art practices in an attempt to explode current notions of ethnicity and sexuality. In 2012, Reyes brought his exhibition platform, Artspace 121, to Berlin where he presented an exhibition and organized salons, and performed his current solo work, Danceology. While in Berlin, he also worked with the Museum Studies Lab, and the Gender and Sexuality Research Group at Humboldt Universität. Reyes has been curator of numerous exhibitions including: Infix: The Grammar of Insertion at SFMOMA, Artist Gallery; Bag’o/Neo: 21st Century Modernism at Micaela Gallery; From Hedonopolis, To Melancolony: The State of Contemporary Filipino Visual Arts at Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco; Overmapped: A Cartography of Filipino American Visual Arts, SOMArts Cultural Center, all of which are in San Francisco, and Overmapped – Los Angeles at Remy’s on Temple Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Confrontations Crossings and Convergence: Photographs of the Philippines and the United States, 1898-1998 at the Fowler Museum, UCLA, and Post Gay/Ante Asian, an online exhibit.

Working with regeneration organizations, Reyes engages with communities to develop a multivalent approach to provide access to arts, culture, and historic preservation, putting to practice his background as a cultural theorist. He received his BA in Sculpture from UC Berkeley and his MFA in New Genres from UCLA. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Ricardo J. Reyes currently resides and works in Hartford, Connecticut.

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