Jose Santiago Perez (he/him) is a Chicago based artist and curator from Los Angeles. He works between the languages and methodologies of craft, sculpture, and performance.
His first solo show Flirting with Infinitudes at Wedge Projects was reviewed in Newcity Art. He has participated in group exhibitions at the International Museum of Surgical Science and at Roman Susan Art Foundation in Chicago and NAPOLEON in Philadelphia. Jose has also presented performances at the Graham Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Defibrillator Gallery, Links Hall, Zhou B. Art Center, Mana Contemporary, and Comfort Station. In addition, he has presented work at performance art festivals in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Jose has been interviewed about his practice in Sixty and Art Intercepts.
His curatorial projects have included Materialkink and The Gathering: Photography and Ephemera from the IML Collection were presented at the Leather Archives & Museum and he served as guest curator for Moving_Image 00:03 at Lithium Gallery.
In Spring 2019, he will be presenting Passivities, a solo exhibition of sculpture and wall hangings at Ignition Projects (Chicago). Jose received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.