Sun April 11th
2019 YBCA 100 Honoree
Pedro Reyes studied architecture but considers himself a sculptor, although his works also integrate elements of theater, psychology, and activism. In 2008 Reyes initiated the ongoing project Palas por Pistolas, in which 1,527 guns have been collected in Mexico through a voluntary donation campaign to produce the same number of shovels to plant 1,527 trees. In 2015 he received the US State Department Medal for the Arts and the Ford Foundation Fellowship.