Pedro Reyes

Pedro Reyes

Mexico City, 1972 Lives and works in Mexico City.

Pedro Reyes seeks to develop critical discourses with his audience producing works of art and social spaces. He has founded several spaces for temporary projects and creates works that involve public participation in large but ephemeral projects.

The work of Pedro Reyes touches on themes that interact between physical and social spaces, making invisible geometry tangible in our personal relationships. Design projects that propose playful solutions to social problems: from turning firearms into musical instruments, to hosting the United Nations to address urgent issues and offering ecological grasshopper burgers from a food cart.

| Estatua de Angela Davis | Piedra volcánica de recinto | 2016

Estatua de Angela Davis | Volcanic rock of enclosure | 2016

Disarm (Psaltery IV) | Instrumento hecho con armas destruida | 40 x 60 x 28 cm | 2014Disarm (Psaltery IV) | Instrumento hecho con armas destruida | 40 x 60 x 28 cm | 2014

Disarm (Psaltery IV) | Instrument made with destroyed weapons | 40 x 60 x 28 cm | 2014

His pieces cover topics as complex as political and economic philosophies and are reformulated in ways that are easy to understand.

Often viewers enlist as participants, either through individual conversations, therapeutic acts or as creators of objects in collaborative workshops.

His expansive notion of sculpture examines the cognitive contradictions of modern life, and the possibility of overcoming our particular crises by increasing our degree of individual and collective agency. Thus Reyes explores the power of individual and collective organization to incite change through communication, creativity, happiness and humor.

Disarm | Vista de instalación | Metal reciclado de artmas confiscadas en Ciudad Juárez | 2012

Disarm | Installation view | Recycled Metal from weapons confiscated in Ciudad Juárez | 2012

Cómo perderle el miedo a la pintura | Vista de instalación | 2012

How to overcome your fear of painting | Installation view | 2012

El Buana | Tela sobre bastidor | 123 x 100 cm | 2012

El Buana | Rack fabric | 123 x 100 cm | 2012

Palas por pistolas | 50 palas hechas con el metal de 1.527 armas destruidas por habitantes de Culiacán, México. | Medidas variables | 2008

Palas por pistolas | 50 shovels made with the metal of 1,527 weapons destroyed by inhabitants of Culiacan, Mexico | Dimensions variable | 2008

Palas por pistolas | Detalle | 50 palas hechas con el metal de 1.527 armas destruidas por habitantes de Culiacán, México. | Medidas variables | 2008

Palas por pistolas | Detail | 50 shovels made with the metal of 1,527 weapons destroyed by inhabitants of Culiacan, Mexico | Dimensions variable | 2008

Protester V | Concreto y varilla | 116.5 x 52 x 45 cm | 2017

Protester V | Concrete and rod | 116.5 x 52 x 45 cm | 2017

Sanatorium | Actividad grupal | Pieza instructiva | 2013

Sanatorium | Group activity | Instruction piece | 2013

Los Pájaros | Video | 10 min | 2016
Pico della Mirandola (recinto de ozumba) | Piedra tallada | 160 x 80 x 65 cm | 2012

Pico della Mirandola (recinto de ozumba) | Carved stone | 160 x 80 x 65 cm | 2012

Doomocracy | Voting Room | 2016

Doomocracy | Voting Room | 2016