John Sims is a multimedia conceptual artist, writer, and activist, whose work is informed by mathematics/technology, poetic/political text and social justice activism. His performance work has been featured across the country including Virginia Museum of Arts, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Ringling Museum of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NPR, The Guardian, Art in America, Nature and Scientific American. He has written for CNN, Al Jazeera, The Tampa Bay Times, Guernica Magazine, and The Rumpus.
Based on his Recoloration Proclamation, a 20-year project that confronts Confederate iconography and the associated state of mind, John Sims’ residency will explore themes of white power and symbols, the Coronavirus, and police brutality culminating in a series of stage multimedia performances.