I will be the keynote lecturer at Intersite Visual Arts Festival: in Dreams I Walk With You.
Intersite Visual Arts Festival (IVAF) actively engages an unsuspecting public and advocates for contemporary art practices through the decentralized presentation of exhibitions, happenings, and performances outside of the traditional gallery setting.
Socially Engaged Art
Jen Delos Reyes and Diane Borsato
Wednesday, 13 August, 7:30 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
July 14-15, 2014 University of Michigan Personal and Societal Transformation through Social Work and the Arts
As part of the Personal and Societal Transformation through Social Work and the Arts symposium I will be speaking about my work developing programs that foster art as a force for social change.
July 12, 2014 Visiting Artist Sundown Schoolhouse summer 2014: THE LOS ANGELES SEMINARY FOR EMBODIED AND CIVIC ARTS
As part of my current book project featuring Fritz Haeg I will be a visitor at the Sundown Schoolhouse summer 2014: THE LOS ANGELES SEMINARY FOR EMBODIED AND CIVIC ARTS.
Artist Lecture on current book project—
I’m Going to Live the Life I Sing About
in my Song:
How Artists Make and Live Lives of Meaning
June 16-22, 2014 Problem Solving Social Practice in Art: Variations, Instances, Tendencies, Trajectories, and Discourses
From June 16 to June 20, 2014, a group of scholars, community organizers, and artists will meet to cast a wide net on the idea of “social practice in art,” examining and exposing gaps in the topic both in scholarly terms and in how those terms relate to community actions and organizations. Through a potpourri of practitioners and perspectives, this working group will contribute to a collaborative conversation and document a unique cross section of the current trends on the subject.
Talking About Museums in Public is organized by Jen Delos Reyes and brings together a group of Portland artists to encourage public conversation and thinking about the role of museums in people’s lives in the 21st century. Projects will take place in the month of June throughout the city and at the Portland Art Museum.
Open Engagement 2014, May 16-18
Time: 2/13/2014, 5:30 PM—7:00 PM
Location: Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor, Boulevard C, 720 South Michigan Avenue (Map)
‘Scottish publishers Bronze Age Editions and Museums Press will launch two new publications by Nina Hartmann and Jen Delos Reyes. Presented by Good Press.’
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA,
152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, USA.
Public Art 101 is a day-long workshop for artists ready to learn more about how to work in the public realm.
It is organized by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, and also features portfolio reviews on January 17th.
I am excited to announce that I am the 2014 Artist in Residence at the Portland Art Museum. This Artist in Residence term is specifically targeted towards increasing the presence of socially engaged art practices supported by the Portland Art Museum.
Follow me on Instagram where I will be sharing my work, what and who inspires me, and current research.
#Book of the Week
#Record of the Week
Getting to Know You(Tube) founders Crystal Baxley have published a book on the project – featuring essays and reflections by Crystal & Stefan, Jen Delos Reyes, Sean Schumacher and Justen Harn, and Jamie Edwards’ infamous alien comments script.
May 16–18, 2014
Queens, New York
I will be spinning Motown and Soul records with the fabulous Will Bryant for the opening of Design Week Portland.
Monday, October 07
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Join us for an evening of readings from five Portlanders, each applying their perspective to the broad topic of design. Limited-edition books containing the evening’s writings and published by Ampersand will be available for purchase at the event.
As part of the Artist Talks series at the Portland Art Museum, in which local artists discuss work on view in the galleries that delight, puzzle, or inspire them, I will be talking about Bruce Nauman’s Record from the portfolio 7 Objects/69.
As part of PICA’s TBA Festival I will be presenting at Getting to Know You(Tube) at the Works.
From August 9-11, 2013 I will be at ACRE conducting studio visits and leading a reading group.
From 7 – 8pm, Jen and collaborator Ariana Jacob will lead a public session of SPEED IDEATING around content from Service Media. SPEED IDEATING takes the same format as speed dating but with a different goal: instead of determining romantic compatibility, short, directed conversations aim to expand participants’ networks and spark new ideas.
While in residence, Delos Reyes plans to explore the notion of life practice as art practice and will visit a Shaker community to conduct research. Opportunities to engage with the artist during her residency include Speed Ideating & Service Media on June 27, 7-8pm and an Open Studio on July 27, 2-4pm, both at the Art Center.
Portland State University Art and Social Practice MFA Program Launches Art and Social Practice Reference Points Book Series with Publication Studio
Art and Social Practice Reference Points is a book series edited by Jen Delos Reyes and produced in conjunction with current MFA students that cover three areas related to socially engaged art: people, thematic volumes, and workbooks.
One hundred one sheet zines from one hundred international artists.
Published by Museums Press and Bronze Age Editions
This year’s conference features keynote presenters Claire Doherty, Tom Finkelpearl, and Michael Rakowitz.
Crafting Conversation: Art and Social Practice and the Art of the Ask, Thursday May 9, 6:30-8pm, The Lab at MoCC
A panel discussion that will ask socially engaged artists to reflect on how they reach out to communities, craft an ask, and otherwise manage to convince collaborators and institutions to realize projects along side them.
Weekly on Fridays during the PSU Resource Room Residency from 3pm-6pm
Jen Delos Reyes and Jason Sturgill will host a group reading and
research session inspired by Lojong mind training practice.
The exhibition will run from March 20 – April 7 at Civic Space in Windsor, ON.
OPEN gallery is pleased to present new work by artist Jen Delos Reyes. In this exhibition Delos Reyes grapples with the role of the individual in group work and social art.
Opening reception October 6, 2012
I will be participating in: Observer of Beautiful Forms. A Curatorial Project by F* Mtn.
From September 20-23, 2012 the Hyde Park Art Center will host Jen Delos Reyes and the Center for Art and Social Practice at Expo Chicago where they will present, “Selling It.” The Center for Art and Social Practice is directed by Jen Delos Reyes and was developed out of PSU’s Art and Social Practice MFA program.
Open Engagement is a free conference that will take place May 18-20, 2012, in Portland, Oregon.
Open Engagement: Art and Social Practice 2007-2011 is a collection of essays, lecture transcriptions, interviews, photographs, and project documentation focused on socially engaged art that has emerged from the Open Engagement conference directed and founded by Jen Delos Reyes.
Thursday, March 22, 6-8pm
51 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
(@ Mission between Third & Fourth)
March 8, 2012
I am pleased to announce that the Social Practice Art: A History box sets created by my fall 2011 History of Art and Social Practice students are now available at Nationale and Reading Frenzy in Portland, OR. Some great zines on socially engaged art!
I am pleased to announce the release of the Manitoba Folkways Collection!
All three volumes are available for digital download are available here: http://www.canadianfolkways.com
Opening Saturday, Sept. 24th from 7-10 PM
Through Saturday, October 15th
Open gallery hours Sundays from 1-4 PM
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
-Randall Szott in conversation with Shannon Stratton, Nancy Zastudil and Duncan MacKenzie
-The Order of the Third Bird (Sal Randolph and D. Graham Burnett)
-Cheon Lee and Arthur Brum
-Jen Delos Reyes
September 3, 2011- October 1, 2011 at DITCH
Hours: 12 noon – 5 PM Saturday
Opening Reception: September 3, 2011 – 7PM
YA5 #2 Release Party
Galaxy Restaurant & Lounge
909 East Burnside Street
7p – FREE!
The Open Engagement conference is an initiative of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration. Directed and founded by Jen Delos Reyes.
Art Criticism & Other Stories A collection of fan fiction about contemporary art by six artists.
Thursday, May 19 from 7-9pm @ Monograph Bookworks 5005 NE 27th AVENUE at ALBERTA PORTLAND, OREGON 97211 USA
featuring short YouTube presentations by
Jen Delos Reyes
FREE–TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
Happening at Field Work
1101 SW Jefferson, Portland OR
check out previous GTKYT events at
CONFERENCE OF CONFERENCES Listening in & talking back to art discourse Saturday February 26, 2011 Conference of Conferences is a day long symposium of curated selections from recent art & theory conferences around the world. Recordings of lectures, podcasts & panels will be re-presented to conference participants, and will be followed by local respondents and […]
I will be presenting on Open Engagement at THE CONFERENCE ON THE CONFERENCE March 4th and 5th, 2011 Simon Fraser University A School for the Contemporary Arts Graduate Candidate’s Symposium/Exhibition Vancouver, BC. Canada http://theconferenceontheconference.ca/
As part of a public art project initiated by Jessica Gath where artists create work with the words “Kindness is Contagious” I made this hand painted sign.
I have work that will be featured in The Open Day Book, edited by David Earle.
The Open Day Book serves as a perpetual calendar that can be used in a traditional manner, but also lets you interact with the work of more than 300 of today’s most captivating artists, all of whom have visually responded to a day of the year.
I will be contributing work to a fundraiser for Mildred’s Lane. The auction is scheduled to take place October 30th 2010. For more information visit www.mildredslane.com
Shine a Light presents a different kind of museum experience by re-imagining the galleries, lobbies, courtyard, and other spaces in unexpected ways and challenging traditional notions of art-making. This year’s event will let Museum-goers touch—and even tie the knot with—works of art, enjoy break dancing and music in the galleries, and see nude wrestling performances.
I will be traveling out to Mildred’s Lane to give a seminar titled “Land, Music, People: People’s Songs, Alan Lomax, and “folk” in Contemporary Art.”
Mildred’s Lane is collaboration between artists Mark Dion, J. Morgan Puett and their associates. This Project is a long-term experiment in large-scale project , research and event based practices with a living museum and an educational institution attached. This active site is a 92+-acre compound in the upper Delaware River Valley region of Pennsylvania near New York City.
127 Prince is a new journal named after the location of artist Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1971 restaurant FOOD.
Like FOOD, 127 Prince hopes to function as a site for conversation.
The journal will present and examine ideas on the art of social practice,
and the social practice of art.
Curated by Sara Reisman
Pablo Helguera, Portland State University’s Social Practice MFA Program, Mary Mattingly, Mladen Miljanovic, Tim Rollins + K.O.S., and Mierle Laderman Ukeles
June 19 – August 1, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 5 – 8 pm
A book about pedagogy, community, disaster and art.
The Arts Engage! Symposium and Training Intensive will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from June 14 to June 20, 2010 inclusive. Speaker http://www.artsengage.com/
Date: March 25-28, 2010
Venue: International School Manila, Philippines
FEBRUARY 13, 2010 – MARCH 6, 2010
A group exhibition consisting of video, photography, sculpture, and installation. The show examines intimate and historical relationships with subjects such as friends, strangers, and animals.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
4-5pm: Volunteer public reading of People Don’t Notice Anything notebooks, a project by Jen Delos Reyes.
May 14-17, 2010
Curated by Antony Hudek, the show runs from January 6 to February 20, 2010.
A proposal of Mélanie Bouteloup (Bétonsalon), Julien Lanchet & Sara Martinetti (students at Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7)
November 30, We Need To Know Where We Have Been To Know Where We Are Going: A History of Socially Engaged Art Practice
In the spring of 2009 I taught a course on the history of socially engaged art practice at Portland State University. The outcome of this course is a mass written collaboration between over 20 art and social practice students along with contributions by artists and writers including Paul Butler, Harrell Fletcher, Ted Purves, Helena Keefe, Joseph del Pesco and more.
As part of Lori Gordon’s upcoming solo exhibition “Snippets” I will be organizing a choral performance titled “See How They Shine.”
As part of the current exhibition at the Sherwood Village Dunlop Gallery, Block Party, Jessica James Lansdon’s “Party Animal” was just completed.
I will be participating in a billboard project organized for Nuit Blanche by Paul Butler. The exhibition will take place in dozens of 4 x 6 ft advertising poster-frames throughout downtown Toronto for one night only in October, 2009.
For one night only, on Saturday, September 19 from 6 p.m. to midnight, the Portland Art Museum hosts Shine a Light: A Night at the Museum. The event consists of six hours of performances, installations, tours, workshops, and games by 15 artists drawn from the PSU MFA Art and Social Practice concentration.
S.A.S.E. uses the idea of the self addressed stamped envelope as its foundation (a method of distribution within the postal mail system that is always initiated by the one who wants to receive the information).
This method of distribution was (futilely) translated into a digital communication system, e-mail.
Eleven people were asked to organize an exhibition of images that would be contained within the space of an e-mail.
Ten e-mail exhibitions were created (each includes a selection of images, a statement, and a works list).
To receive the e-mail exhibition one would initiate the process by sending a request e-mail.
Block Party is a playful experiment in community formation through the socially-engaged art practices of three artists. Jen Delos Reyes has invited collaborators Jessica James Lansdon and Lori Gordon to take part in an exhibition that will develop out of the encounters between the artists, the Sherwood Village Branch Library, and its neighbourhood.
Artist Talk with Jen Delos Reyes
Saturday, August 1, 2:00 pm
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK.
Graduate exhibition catalogue for the upcoming PSU MFA Social Practice show at Disjecta is back from the press.
Features an essay I wrote for the catalogue titled “The Quirky Ones”
30 artists/artist groups were invited by me to produce a PDF file on their own work as well as 10 files on artists or subjects they think are related to ideas surrounding public and social art work.
PDF opens June 1st, 2009, at Public Space One in Iwowa City
Noon hour lecture at the University of Cincinnati, “You Can Have It All: Social Practice 1993-”
I am featured in a beautiful box set of transcripts from Art Talk AM on the Radio.
The set features Cyrus W. Smith in conversation with contemporary artists on KPSU Radio from 2008-2009.
Including: Regine Basha, Dan Attoe, Patrick Rock, Courtney Fink, Chris Johanson, Calvin johnson, Lucky Dragons, Daniel Bozhkov, Harrell Fletcher and Jen Delos Reyes
Opening of group show No Gallery Left Behind at Reed Gallery, DAAP, Cincinnati
Show includes some of the following artists: Ryan Mulligan, Harrell Fletcher, Miranda July, Annie Schorgl and many more
April 23, 12:30 pm. Guest lecture, Willamette University. Salem, OR
Saturday February 7, 2:00 pm. Social Practice West at the SF MoMA. Ted Purves, chair and assistant professor, Graduate Program in Fine Arts, California College of the Arts Jen Delos Reyes, adjunct Assistant Professor, Portland State University Randall Szott, writer. Panel discussions as part of The Art of Participation 1950- Phyllis Wattis Theater 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 7, 7:30 pm. Social Practice Jam Session at Southern Exposure. Party moderator and DJ with Jessica James Lansdon
January 30. 2:30 pm. Talk at Camosun College with Harrell Fletcher and the PSU Social Practice students.
Friday, January 30, 2009. Talk at U Vic with the PSU Social Practice students in conjunction with Assume Nothing: New Social Practice Symposium
How To Write a Short Story or How I Spent My Summer Vacation,
featured in Issue #16 of
I Left This Here For You To Read
Curated a Matthew Higgs fan zine.
Contributors include: Paul Butler, Ashley Neese, Lori Gordon
Ana Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Hannah Jickling
Interviewed Matthew Higgs on KPSU for Art Talk AM
Free Public Rentals Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Jen Delos Reyes- Artist Talk Monday, September 29 7:00 pm at Shattuck Hall Annex
September 7th, Art City Festival, Calgary, AB. 2 pm at Olympic Plaza, ‚ Choral Society for Wednesday Lupypchiw‚(photo credit Marc Hutchinson)
Jen Delos Reyes- On the Soapbox
Saturday, September 6, 6:00 pm
Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB
I organized a project for Provflux Festival called Satellite Festivals.
Infinite Exchange Gallery at San Jose ICA as part of 01 Biennale. Zero1 2008: San Jose, California in collaboration with San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) June 6, 2008, from 6-11 pm