2020 Palacios (structured fantasies), Roman Susan Art Foundation, Chicago, IL
2019 Passsivities, Ignition Project Space, Chicago, IL
2018 Flirting with Infinitudes, Wedge Projects, Chicago, IL


2020 (with Jazmine.), Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
2020 Extra::Ordinary (with Noelle Garcia), Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL


2020 Relic, Ritual, and Remedy, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019 Nibble, Ignition Projects, Chicago, IL
2019 Slideshow, Roman Susan Art Foundation, Chicago, IL
2018 Soft Synth + Bight Bound, NAPOLEON, Philadelphia, PA
2018 Keep Walking Intently by Lori Waxman, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL
2017 Soft Sculpture, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL
2017 Winters | Hind + Pérez, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL
2017 Slideshow, Roman Susan Art Foundation, Chicago, IL
2017 Moving_Image_00:02, LATITUDE, Chicago, IL
2016 {signifying no^thing}, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 Room 406 | Defibrillator at stARTup Art Fair, Chicago, IL
2016 OUTSIDE/INSIDE, Georges Island, Boston, MA
2016 In/habit >< Rovers, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL
2016 POW! Action Art Festival, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
2015 Notes on Empty Chairs by Kirsten Leenaars, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
2015 Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
2015 EnreDos II, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago
2015 InteriorKinesis, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
2014 New Blood VIII, Links Hall, Chicago, IL
2014 Transpositions: A Performance Laboratory, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL


2019-20 HATCH Residency, Chicago Artist Coalition
2018 Thinking/Doing Residency, Wedge Projects, Chicago


2018 Short Ones | Long Ones: Time based works by Heather Raquel Phillips, Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago
2018 Guest Curator, Moving_Image 00:03, Lithium Gallery, Chicago
2017 MATERIALKINK, Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago
2017 The Gathering: IML Photography and Ephemera, Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago


2020- Lecturer, Department of Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MA, San Francisco State University
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz


Artforum, April 2020, Vol 58., No 8, José Santiago Pérez, Roman Susan Art Foundation, by David Getsy
Archives + Futures Podcast , Season1: Episode 8, produced and hosted by Ivan Lozano
OtherPeoplesPixels Interviews José Santiago Pérez, by Stacia Yeapanis, OtherPeoplesPixels Blog
Sixty Inches From Center, Jose Santiago Perez: The Sites and Sounds of Memory and Belonging, by Annette LePique
Exhibition Essay: Soft Synth + Bight Bound, by Fred Sherlock
Newcity Art, The Unlikely Infinitude of Plastic, by Alisa Swindell
Sixty Inches From Center, Touching Time: An Interview with Jose Santiago Perez, by Jennifer Patino Cervantes
Art Intercepts, Movement Matters: An Interview with Jose Santiago Perez, by Michael Workman