PEDRO REYES: Sanatorium

On view in ICA Miami’s second-floor galleries is Pedro Reyes’s installation Sanatorium, an ongoing performative project that mixes art and psychology.

The installation takes the form of a transient clinic, in which receptionists and “therapists” trained by the artist, help visitors with their individual needs.

Reyes’s therapies leverage a range of methods—from Gestalt psychology, psychodrama, and hypnosis, to theater warm-up exercises, conflict-resolution techniques, and trust-building games.


First presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2011, and radically adapted with each subsequent iteration, Sanatorium at ICA Miami reflects the region’s dynamic landscape and community. Trained as an architect, born and based in Mexico, Reyes is known for his structures, relational installations, and his performance and video work, which have been presented internationally.

Pedro Reyes, Sanatorium, 2011–present. Group activity, props, relational objects. Courtesy of LABOR, Galeria Luisa Strina, and Lisson Gallery. Made possible with support from the Knight fund for contemporary art at The Miami Foundation. Major support provided by Miami Design District Associates. Additional support provided by Lisson Gallery, Mexican Cultural Institute and Consulate General of Mexico in Miami.


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