Jon Rubin

MFA Program Director,
Associate Professor of Art



Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interventions into public life that reimagine individual, group, and institutional behavior. Projects include Conflict Kitchen (2010- ), The Last Billboard (2010- ), The Royal Danish Protesters (2011), and The Independent School of Art (2004-06). He has exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Mercosul Biennial, Brazil; the Shanghai Biennial; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden; Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art, Tehran; as well as in backyards, in living rooms, and on street corners. Rubin has received awards from the Art Matters Foundation, the Creative Work Fund, Americans for the Arts, the Creative Capital Award and was a recent finalist for the International Award for Participatory Art. He recently developed an alternative economic and cultural exchange system in Philadelphia’s legendary Ninth Street Market with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Rubin is in development on a large scale-public commission for the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

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