Jon Rubin

26 Apr 2019


 Jon Rubin, photo courtesy of the artist.

Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interventions into public life that re-imagine individual, group, and institutional behavior. His projects include a radio station in an abandoned neighborhood that only plays the sound of an extinct bird, a barter-based nomadic art school, a restaurant that produces a live video talk show with its customers, and another that serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. He has exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Shanghai Biennial; Carnegie International, Pittsburgh; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; among many others. Rubin is a recipient of a Creative Capital Award and a finalist for the International Award for Participatory Art. He is an associate professor and graduate director in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2019, he visited the Center to talk with Philadelphia-area artists and cultural practitioners about the meaning and impact of social practice.