José Santiago Pérez draws on embodied memory and knowledge, sensorial rigor, and the elastic duration of deep play to investigate the poetics of love, loss, and desire. His practice moves between performance-based sculpture, performance, and fiber. He has presented work in Chicago at the International Museum of Surgical Science, Defibrillator Gallery, Links Hall, Zhou B. Art Center, Mana Contemporary, and Comfort Station, as well as in performance art festivals in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. His first curatorial project, MATERIALKINK, is on view at the Leather Archives & Museum through January 2018. He received MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. José lives in Chicago with his partner and their dog.