John Ros is a queer, non-binary, Brooklyn-based installation artist. They are a first generation Cuban-Québécois American, born in New York City. They hold an MFA from Brooklyn College, City University of New York and a BFA from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
John’s multiform, conceptual practice focuses on ritual as performance, space/place, light, sound and time. John has exhibited internationally and their work can be found in collections throughout the world. They see teaching, curating and program development as extensions of their social practice, which they have implemented in a multitude of projects over the last twenty-five years.
John is currently the director of studioELL, a space for radical education in studio art practice, which they founded in London, England in 2015. John is also the founding director and curator of Intermission Museum of Art. In addition to teaching at SMFA, John is a professor at studioELL and a lecturer in the First Year Program at Parsons School of Design, The New School.