Jason Rhoades was born in 1965 in Newcastle, CA, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He holds a B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an M.F.A. from the University of Cailfornia, Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the U.S., including solo shows at the Kunsthalle Basel (1996); Van Abbemuseum, The Netherlands (1998); Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany (1998); Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany (1999); and Castello di Rivoli, Italy (1999). In 1999 he collaborated with Peter Bonde for the Danish Pavillion at the Venice Biennale; and was included in the 1997 Venice Biennale, the 1995 and 1997 Whitney Biennials, and the 1997 Lyon Biennial. His work was also included in the exhibition Sunshine & Noir: Art in Los Angeles 1960-1997, organized by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. His work will be included in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ exhibition Public Offering in early 2001.
Jason Rhoades’ haphazard and chaotic installations mark the gray area between art and evidence. Found materials including building supplies, automobiles and debris are arranged into a precarious landscape of consumer culture.
Jason Rhoades was selected for his ArtPace residency by the March 1998 panel consisting of Dan Cameron, Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, Amada Cruz, Kellie Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and Nancy Rubins.