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Pedro Reyes - 2015 Awardee
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Pedro Reyes - 2015 Awardee
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Pedro Reyes (Mexico City, 1972) studied architecture but considers himself a sculptor, although his works integrate elements of theater, psychology and activism. His work takes on a great variety of forms, from penetrable sculptures (Capulas, 2002-08) to puppet productions (Baby Marx, 2008), (The Permanent Revolution, 2014). In 2008, Reyes initiated the ongoing Palas por Pistolas where 1,527 guns ... MORE
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Pedro Reyes (Mexico City, 1972) studied architecture but considers himself a sculptor, although his works integrate elements of theater, psychology and activism. His work takes on a great variety of forms, from penetrable sculptures (Capulas, 2002-08) to puppet productions (Baby Marx, 2008), (The Permanent Revolution, 2014). In 2008, Reyes initiated the ongoing Palas por Pistolas where 1,527 guns were collected in Mexico through a voluntary donation campaign to produce the same number of shovels to plant 1,527 trees. This led to Disarm (2012), where 6,700 destroyed weapons were transformed into a series of musical instruments. In 2011, Reyes initiated Sanatorium, a transient clinic that provides short unexpected treatments mixing art and psychology. Originally commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Sanatorium has been in operation at Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); and The Power Plant, Toronto (2014). Reyes lives and works in Mexico City. Pedro Reyes (Ciudad de México, 1972). Estudió arquitectura pero se considera escultor, aunque su trabajo incorpora elementos de teatro, psicología y activismo. Su obra se manifiesta en una gran variedad de formas, desde esculturas penetrables (Capulas, 2002-08), hasta producciones de marionetas (Baby Marx, 2008), (La revolución permanente, 2014). En 2008, Reyes inicia el proyecto Palas por pistolas, al recolectar 1,527 armas en México a través de una campaña de donación voluntaria, con el fin de crear 1527 palas para sembrar la misma cantidad de árboles. Dicho proyecto llevó a Disarm (2012), en donde 6.700 armas fueron destruidas fueron convertidas en instrumentos musicales. En 2011, Reyes inicia Sanatorium, una clínica transitoria que proporciona terapias cortas con una mezcla de arte y psicología. Presentado por primera vez en el Museo Guggenheim de Nueva York, Sanatorium ha sido exhibido en Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); Whitechapel Gallery, Londres (2013); y The Power Plant, Toronto (2014). Reyes vive y trabaja en la Ciudad de México.

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