Jeremy Bolen is a Chicago-based artist and educator interested in site specific, experimental modes of documentation and presentation. Much of Bolen’s work involves rethinking systems of recording in an attempt to observe invisible presences that remain from various scientific experiments and human interactions with the earth’s surface. Bolen received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012 and is a recent recipient of a Center for Land Use Interpretation Residency in Wendover, Utah and the Provost Award for Graduate Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work has been exhibited at various venues, including Galerie Zürcher, Paris; Andrew Rafacz, Chicago; Salon Zürcher, New York; The Drake, Toronto; Untitled, Miami; Gallery 400, Chicago; Depaul University Art Museum, Chicago; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, and Roots and Culture, Chicago.
“I am interested in rethinking systems of recording in an attempt to observe invisible presences that remain from various scientific experiments and human interactions with the earth’s surface. Much of my work focuses on site-specific, experimental modes of photography, and the tension that images create between the actual and representational. Through research-based interactions and collaborations I question not only the depiction of sites, representation and the invisible but also the role and structure of the photographic document.”