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Jonas dos Santos

1242 N. Lawrence Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

215-978-0793
Fax: 215-978-0793
E-mail: jonaslink@cs.com

Born: Recife, Brazil

EDUCATION
1968-1972  Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
1966-1968  B.A. Escola de Arte, Recife, Brazil
1965-1966  Atelier de Artes Livres, Recife, Brazil

SELECTED PERFORMANCES AND PROJECTS

2005  DON QUIXOTE DECONSTRUCTED, Zoellner Art Center, Lehigh University, PA

2004  IN SEARCH OF DON QUIXOTE, Touchstone Theater, Bethlehem, PA
DRAWINGS EXHIBIT, Penn State Univ. Art Gallery, PA

2003  RECLAMATION SANCTUM “A” & “B”, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Phila., PA
SHIFTING BOUNDARIES II: A COMMUNITY INTERVENTION, Fairhill School, Phila., PA

2002   21st CENTURY PHILADELPHIA SCULPTORS, Freeman’s Auction House, Phila., PA
SHIFTING BOUNDARIES I: A COMMUNITY INTERVENTION, Fairhill School, Phila, PA
2001   SEA REEF, installation/performance, Museu da Praia,  Ponta de Mangue, AL, Brazil

2000   ARTISTS & COMMUNITIES: AMERICA CREATES FOR THE MILLENNIUM,
project/residency, Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, NM
FEEDING THE MULTITUDES 2000, Fine Arts Center – Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn      
Mawr, PA

1999   CULTURAL POLITICS/THE CENTURY’S ASSESMENT 1999, perfromance, Annenberg
Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
DANCA/NATA, installation, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
THE MYHELAN MILLENNIUM PROJECT, Myhelan Art Center, Long Valley, NJ

1998   PROJECT BRAZIL/USA 2001 – installation/project initiative, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
DANCA/NATA 98, performance/installation, Community Education Center, Philadelphia, PA

1997   THE VESSELL – installation, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
THE BACK-LASH: 21 YEARS OF FLAGULATION FOR THE LOVE OF ART/NEXUS 21,
Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1996  LABORATORY EARTH/RITUAL FOR THE CONFEREE 1996 – performance/installation,
International Performance Symposium, Penn State University, University Park, PA
RECLAIMING HISTORY/GLOBAL KINSHIP, performance/installation, Taller Puertorriqueno
Philadelphia, PA

1995  THE  ECO ARTREACH PROJECT 95 – for the city of Newark, NJ
ECO: ACCA/MAM 95 – installation, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair,NJ

1994   SPACE/METAPHOR: THE TREK OF THE ECO STAR 94 – performance/installation, Hallwalls
Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
ECO PARADISE/THE JOURNEY OF THE MICROBES 94 – performance/installation, Perkins
Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
HELIOS THE NEAREST STAR/THE SUN 94 – performance/installation, Science Center,
Philadelphia, PA

1993  HIGH, HIGH, HIGH/LOW TECH 93 – performance/installation, ARCO, Lisbon, Portugal
ECO/LOGICA 93 – installation, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA
WHOLE/FLEISHER 93 – performance/installation, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia,PA
ECO/DECOR 93 – installation, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorstown, NJ

1992  THE CROSSING/THE LONGING 92 – performance/installation, Hillwood Art Museum, Long
Island, NY
THE CROSSING/THE LONGING 92 – installation, INTAR Gallery, NYC, NY
ST. BENEDICT’S SHRINE 92 – installation, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia,PA
AMERICA’S 500 COLUMBUS’ FOOTHOLD 92 – installation, Rockville Art Center,
Rockville, MD

1991  RITUAL FOR DAEDALUS 91 – performance/installation, Pennsylvania School of Art and Design,
Lancaster, PA
BRAZIL VIA NEW YORK/OXYGEN SHARE 91 – installation, Experimental Gallery,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
LUCY THE SKULL 91 – performance/installation, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
AN ECOLOGICAL PURSUIT: IF MARTHA GRAHAM COULD DANCE IN THE JUNGLE IN
LOVE WITH NOGUCHI 91 – performance/installation, Institute of Contemporary Art, University
of  Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BACK TO EDEN’S  FRONT/GUERRE 91 – installation, The Alternative Museum, NYC, NY

1990  MEMORIES OF THINGS TO COME 90 – installation, The Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
MAIO 90 – performance, McCall School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
THE GLOBAL SHRINE OF THE IMMIGRANT 90 – installation, Socrates Park, Long Island, NY

1989  BODY WORKS 89 – installation, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
BRAZIL VIA NEW YORK/OXYGEN SHARE 89 – installation, INTAR Gallery, NYC, NY
FITS OF TEMPER 89 – performance/installation, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
SPIRITUS ECLETICUS 89 – performance/installation, Albright College, Reading, PA

1988  SACRED AND PROFANE 88 – performance/installation, El Museo del Barrio, NYC, NY
ALTERED SITES 88 – installation, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia,PA
CROSS 88 – performance/installation, Taller Puertoriqueno, Philadelphia,PA
CIRCO BRAZIL/TEMPLE OF ANARCHY 88 – performance/installation, Temple Gallery,
Philadelphia,PA
HEROES, GODS AND DEMONS 88 – installation, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1987  O CIRCO 87 – performance, Pau Amarelo, Brazil
NUCLEAR WINTER 87 – performance, Osiris Productions, Washington, DC

1986  AMERICA/AMERICAS N. C. S. COOL/COUP 86 – performance/installation, Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
ALEGRIA INVADE AS RUAS/HAPPINESS INVADES THE STREETS 86 – performance/
installation, Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE
OFFERING 86 – worship service/performance, Old First Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE
WORKS FROM 1975-1986 – exhibition, Delaware Arts Council, Wilmington, DE
THE BOOM ALONG THE WATERS OF THE BRANDYWINE 86 – installation, Delaware
Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

1985    TV NILE 85 – performance, Osiris Productions, Washington, DC
THE HOUSE OF LEARNING 85 – performance/installation, The John Glouschester House,
Philadelphia, PA
THE BRAIN OF THE PAINTED BRIDE 85 – performance /installation, The Painted Bride Art
Center, Philadelphia, PA
NATURE/EDUCATION 85 – performance/installation, Community College, Philadelphia, PA
MATA/MACHO 85 – installation, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
A CHIC IDEA IS TO CELEBRATE THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WASHINGTON
PROJECT FOR THE ARTS 85 – performance/installation, Washington Project for the Arts,
Washington, DC

1984   ONCE UPON A TIME…AQUARIUM 84 – performance/installation, The John Glouchester
House, Philadelphia, PA
BAY OF ALL SAINTS/BAHIA 84 – performance/installation, The Afro-American Historical and
Cultural Museum, Philadelphia,PA

1983   LE BROOM/THE COUNTDOWN OF CENTURY IV PHILADELPHIA 83 – performance,
JFK Plaza, Philadelphia, PA

1982   AMERICAS: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN 82 – performance/installation, The Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
THE BLUE ROOM..THE HISTORY OF FASHION AT THE WHITE HOUSE 82 – performance/
installation, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
INTER-AMERICAN EXCHANGE 82 – exhibition, The Inter-American Development Bank,
Washington, DC

1981  RIVER WALK 81 – performance/installation, Arcosanti, AZ
MARIA BONITA BRASILEIRA 81 – installation, Museu do Homen do Nordeste, Recife, Brazil
BRAZIL EXPORT III 81 – exhibition, Galeria Officina, Recife, Brazil

1980  TO GIVE MY HEART TO MOCTEZUMA 80 – performance/installation, Palacio Mineria, Mexico
City, Mexico
THE RETURN OF THE EMPEROR D. PEDRO II OF BRAZIL 80 – performance, Smithsoinian
Institution, Washington,DC
BRAZIL EXPORT II 80 – exhibition, The Brazilian-American Cultural Institute and Fondo del
Sol, Washington, DC
BRAZIL EXPORT I 80 – exhibition, Race Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1979  HOMAGE TO NOGUCHI 79 – performance, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
ANCIENT ROOTS/NEW VISIONS 79 – journey exhibition 1979-1977:
Tuscon Museum of Art, Tuscon, AZ
National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC
Museum of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
San Antonio Museum, San Antonio, TX
Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, Chicago, IL
MASKS, TENTS, VESSELS AND TALISMANS 79 – installation, ICA, Phila., PA

1978  MADONAS 78 – installation, Gold Medal Award, Museu de Arte Contemporaneo, Pernambuco,
Brazil

1977  INDEPENDANCE BALL 77 – performance/event, Independance Mall, Philadelphia, PA
PROTO FIBER 77 – installation, Lowe Gallery, Syracuse, NY
SE 1977-RITUAL – performance/installation, Department of Cultural Affairs, Pernambuco, Brazil

1976  UM/LM UPPER MEZZANINE LOWER MEZZANINE MARKET PLACE 76 – performance/
installation, Center Square, Philadelphia, PA
POMBA GIRA’S FESTIVAL 76 – Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
MEMORIES OF THE BICENTENIAL 76 – live film, The Mall, Washington, DC

1975  SPECIAL GUEST PARTICIPANT – XIII INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF  S. PAULO
S. Paulo, Brazil
PERFORMANCES FOR CITY CELEBRATION 75 – Cultural Deptartment, S. Paulo, Brazil
SYMPOSIUMS 75 – Ipanema Research Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH 75 – North East Brazil
ERRATA II 75 – exhibition/performance, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
ERRATA I 75 – performance, Kalorama Park, Washington, DC
REZA/LUNG 75 – performance, Fordham University Chapel, Lincoln Center, NYC, NY
KULA 75 – performance, Heartworks Studio, NYC, NY
SIMPLEX 75 – performance/installation, Institute of  Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

1974  LA FIESTA DE LA CARNE 74 – exhibition/performance, The Corcoran Gallery of Art,
Washington, DC
DOG’S DREAMS 74 – performance, City of Boston, Boston, MA
AGO-AGORA 74 – performance, African Heritage Center, Washington,DC
CULTURAL…….E 74 – performance, Kalorama Park, washington, DC
SEVEN 74 –  performance, Glen Echo Ballroom, Glen Echo, MD
RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION – Private Arts Foundation, Washington, DC
AN INITIATION 74 – performance, Georgetown Universtiy,  Washington, DC
CARNAVAL 74 – performance, Olinda, Brazil

1973  RUTHONIA DOUBLE SOLO/THE COLD BLOODED FRATERNITY 73 – performance, City
Celebration, Washington, DC
CLAN ONIRICA 73 – performance, Wolf  Trap Farm Park, Vienna, VA
TORTURA MACHINERY 73 – performance, St. Thomas Parish, Washington, DC
AMERICAN OLD AGE..A RITUAL SIMPLIFIED OF BODILY CHEMICAL
CONTAMINATION 73 – performance, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
CONSTRUCTION OF THE GREEN MAN 73 – performance, Committee for the Future,
Washington, DC
LOGOS-DANCA DO CAJU 73 – performance, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
VISIT TO THE FIVE SENSE STORE 73 – performance, National Collection of Fine Arts,
Washington, DC
ADDING TO OUR FORMS 73 – performance/video, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1972  JACA BARROCA 72 – performance/video, Renwick Museum, Washington, DC
FATIMA DE SPINNER AND THE TENT 72 – television production, WETA-TV, Washington, DC
FATIMA AND THE CONTATA 72 – television production, WETA-TV, Washington, DC
THE TRILOGY..SALOME AND HER MOTHER, FATIMA, A STORY OF SOME SAINTS
AND SISTERS 72 – performance, Fondo del Sol, Washington, DC
BIOGRAPHY OF AN ARTIST 72 – performance, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
SALOME AND HER MOTHER 72 – exhibition/performance, The Art Barn, Washington, DC

1971  IMPROMTU PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS: National Collection of Fine Arts,
Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Renwick Museum, Washington, DC

SELECTED RESIDENCIES

1995  City of  Newark, NJ
1994  Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
1993  ARCO, Lisbon, Portugal

1992  Vermont Studio Center, VT
Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
Rockville Art Center, Rockville, MD
1991  University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA
1990  McCall Art School, Philadelphia, PA
1989  Albright College, Reading, PA
The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
1988  Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1987  Osiris Productions, Washington, DC
1986  Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
1985  John Glouchester House, Philadelphia, PA
1984  Brandywine Graphic Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
1982  Marconi Community Center, Philadelphia, PA
1981  Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
1980  The Brazilian-American Cultural Institute, Washington, DC
1979   The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

SELECTED LECTURES

Montclair Museum
Hallwalls Contemporary  Arts Center
Castelani Art Museum
NAAO National Conference, Minneapolis, MN
Corcoran Gallery of Art
National Collection of Fine Arts
Experimental Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Maryland University
Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago

SELECTED LECTURES(CONTINUED)
Art Institute of Chicago
SUNY at Purchase
University of  S. Paulo, Brazil
Penn State University
Myhelan Arts Center
Taller Puertorriqueno
Harlem Museum
Museo del Barrio
Bienal de S. Paulo
Georgetown University
University of Delaware
Lehigh University
University of  Colorado at Boulder
Museu do Homen, Brazil
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Municipal Gallery of Los Angeles

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
2000  Artists & Communities: America Creates for the Millennium, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation & NEA at the Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, NM
1999  Artist as Catalyst, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
1998  Dance Initiative, CEC
1995  Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
1994  Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, residency grant (New Jersey and New York)
1993  Arts International, Lila Wallace Foundation
New Forms Regional Grant
1991  Nationl Endowment for the Arts
1990  Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
1988  Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
The Temple Gallery
1987  Mid-Atlantic States Arts Consortium
1986  Mid-Atlantic States Arts Consortium
1985  Painted Bride Art Center
Artists-in-Education, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
1983  Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
1982  National Endowment for the Arts
1977  Fundarpe Grant, Recife, Brazil
1975  Special Grant from the city of  S. Paulo, Brazil

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
Brazilian-American Cultural Institute, Washington,DC
The Private Arts Foundation, Washington, DC
Fondo del  Sol, Washington, DC
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Fundacao Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil
Museu do Homen do Nordeste, Recife, Brazil
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

PANELIST FOR:

International Performance Symposium, Penn State University, 1996
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1993, 1994, 1995
New Jersey State Arts Council, 1995

Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, 1992
NAAO National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 1991

SUMMER CAMP DIRECTORSHIP

Myhelan Arts Center, 1999
Taller Puertorriqueno, 1998 and 1996
Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, 1995
Perkins Center for the Arts, 1994
Fleisher Art Memorial, 1993
McCall School, 1992
Brandywine Workshop, 1986
Point Breeze, 1986
Fondo del Sol, 1985