Pepón Osorio

2006 Pew Fellow

1/5: Pepón Osorio at reFORM launch on May 1, 2015. Courtesy of Temple Contemporary.
2/5: Installation view of Temple Contemporary’s reFORM, in collaboration with Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio. Photo by Constance Mensh. Courtesy of Temple Contemporary.
3/5: Installation view of Temple Contemporary’s reFORM exhibition, 2015. Photo by Tim Gibbon.
4/5: Installation view of Temple Contemporary’s reFORM exhibition, 2015. Photo by Constance Mensh.
5/5: Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water, 2011, installation view.

Pepón Osorio is a visual artist best known for his large-scale, baroque, and polemically charged installations, which merge conceptual art and community dynamics. A 2006 Pew Fellow and MacArthur Fellow, Osorio has worked with numerous communities across the US and internationally, creating installations in unconventional places. His work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art; El Museo del Barrio; Smithsonian American Art Museum; El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico; and El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, among others. With Center support, Temple Contemporary commissioned Osorio to create reFORM, an immersive installation and discussion space responding to the 2013 closing of two dozen Philadelphia public schools, on view through May 2016.

References

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