Jeremy Beaudry is an assistant professor and a cross-disciplinary and collaborative artist, designer, educator and activist who lives and works in Philadelphia.
With a background in both art and architecture, Jeremy works across these disciplines to understand and engage the role of personal, collective and institutional memory in shaping our experience of physical and virtual spaces. Through web-based projects, site-based curatorial and creative work, and activism around issues of land use and urban development, he engages a variety of audiences from diverse fields in and out of the academy.
In early 2008, he was an artist-in-residence at Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum in Alexandria, Egypt, as a part of the U.S. Department of State Cultural Envoy program. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Karl Hofer Gesellschaft in Berlin, Germany, and has taught at the Transart Institute MFA program in Linz, Austria. Jeremy has presented individual and collaborative work in national and international venues including Convergence: A Conference on Art and Activism at Tufts University in Boston, Artivistic 2007: Unoccupied Spaces in Montreal, Directors Lounge: Urban Research in Berlin, Detour International Video Festival in Cairo, Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago and in the Multimedia Gallery at the University of the Arts.
In 2004, he co-founded Open Source, a space for alternative art exhibitions, lectures and screenings, located in Champaign, Ill. He is currently the director of the Department for the Investigation of Meaning in the Think Tank that has yet to be named, an artist collective that initiates site-specific conversations, performative actions and educational projects that interrogate contemporary urban issues. Areas of interest and research include art and activism, urbanism, landscape, architecture and the built environment, space and place, network culture, social media, vernacular theory and practices, memory and meaning.