Pedro Reyes

A flash-heavy photograph of a tree being put into the grassy ground by two figures.

Palas por Pistolas, Pedro Reyes, Collected guns melted into steel to fabricate shovels, tree planting, Guelph planting, 2011. Photo by Shawn van Sluys.

Pedro Reyes’ lifelong association with Mexico City has shaped his practice and his social conscience. Trained as an architect, Reyes employs architectural and design strategies to challenge the forces that influence urban and social geography. His artwork operates as a tool, a tactic, a resource for creating new habitable spaces. Reyes has exhibited in institutions throughout the world including the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University; The MCA, Chicago; The San Francisco Art Institute; the Serpentine Gallery, London; CCA Kitakyushu, Japan; the Aspen Art Museum; the Reina Sofia, Madrid; the South London Gallery, UK; Yvon Lambert Gallery, NY and Paris; the Jumex Collection, Mexico City; P.S.1, New York; The Witte de With; Rotterdam, the Shanghai Biennial; the Seattle Art Museum; The Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland and the Venice Biennial.

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