Josh Rios

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Josh Rios lives and works in Chicago, and is an adjunct instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Contemporary Practices, the Early College Program, the Department of Visual and Critical Studies, and is an advisor in Career Services. He received a M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and two bachelor degrees in English Literature and Art History from Texas State University. Along with a solo practice that includes video, writing, photography, web, sound, drawing, and performance, Rios is a founding member of the artist collective and gallery Okay Mountain. As part of Okay Mountain Rios has been collected and shown in museums and galleries across the country, including a recent solo exhibition at Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. Rios also likes to refer to himself in the third person on certain occasions, when writing his own bio for example.

The Exclusion Games: Olympic Exceptionalism in Rio de Janeiro

displacement, real estate, and Rio’s “Games of Inclusion”

Race to the Periphery

photography at the Olympics

Ambiguous Maps and Border Shadows: Towards a Gradient Divide

The nuanced intensity of the gradient border lets us know that these contentious boundaries were more than a series of sterile strokes.

Installing the Surface into Space

a floating eye observing distanced objects

On Context, Despair, and Interface

more and more of its meaning eroded away with every click

Absence of Wires

“Your vision in disguised cell towers is our mission,” the Larson Camouflage website declares.

Menacing the Mediation

We notice there is a picture most when it breaks.