Jerónimo Reyes-Retana (b. Mexico City, 1984) is a research-based artist working with computer-based media in dialogue with materiality to address the mutualistic character of neoliberal expansionism with the integration of the technosphere. His practice is informed by speculative futurities and cultural encounters scrutinizing the limits of globalization at sites of social, ecological, and economic anxiety. As a former electronic music producer and motivated by a special interest in examining the political properties of sound, Jerónimo’s body of work incorporates acoustic energy with sculpture and spatiality, moving image, and costume-made interfaces to propose immersive atmospheres that unsettle and exceed arenas of (in)visibility. Through this, he aims to stress the tensions implicit in the techno-utopian mysticisms of Western culture.

He holds an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at The University of Texas, Austin, US. He has been the recipient of the FONCA-CONACYT: Study Abroad Scholarship (The National Council for Culture and Arts and The National Council for Science and Technology, Mexico) and the Graduate Fellowship from The University of Texas at (Austin, US). He was a Certificate Program participant at The New Centre for Research & Practice. Jerónimo has been selected to participate in residencies and educational programs at Fabrica (Treviso, Italy); Casa Wabi (Oaxaca, Mexico); Soma Summer (Mexico City, Mexico); as well as Materia Abierta (Mexico City, Mexico) and TTU: Eterno/Retorno (Concepción, Chile); these last ones focused on theory, art, and technology. He has been the recipient of the FONCA-CONACYT: Study Abroad Scholarship (The National Council for Culture and Arts, Mexico)

Jeronimo's work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Co-Lab Projects (Austin, US), Big Medium (Austin, US), and Salón Acme (Mexico City, Mexico), amongst others. In 2020, Jerónimo participated in Otrxs Mundxs at Museo Tamayo (Mexico City, Mexico), a group show featuring a selection of Mexico City-based artists proposing alternative cosmologies in the face of late-capitalism. In 2019, he presented Map of a Twin Mind, a site-responsive installation commissioned by OMR (Mexico City, Mexico). In 2021, EPCOT: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow was nominated for the Lumen Prize award on art and technology. In the same year, Island of Conscious Power in an Ocean of Unconscious Cooperation was exhibited in Sound+ at Museo Anahuacalli (Mexico City, Mexico). In 2019, his research on the twin cities of the US-Mexico border Tamaulipas-Texas: Recognition of the No-Middle Ground was published by Bunker2 (Canada). His work has also been featured in Artforum, Glasstire, Wallpaper, and Terremoto.

Forthcoming individual shows will be held at Casa Wabi Foundation (Mexico City, Mexico), Museo de la Ciudad (Ciudad Juárez, Mexico),
and The Visual Art Centre (Clarington, Canada).

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:
jeronimo@jrr.work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPCOT: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
Island of Conscious Power in an Ocean of Unconscious Cooperation
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Map of a Twin Mind
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Jerónimo Reyes-Retana | 2021