Jonathan Reus is a Dutch-American artist and musician, curator and community organiser. His practice as a whole is syncretic between these disciplines, where questions are digested through making, thinking, discussion and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries. His background, a mixture of mathematics, computer science, electronic music and Appalachian folk art, informs the materials and methods that drive his artistic work.
Jonathan is a co-founder of the Instrument Inventors Initiative and of the Platform for Thought in Motion in the Hague. He has curated programs at STEIM (Amsterdam) and Transmediale Festival (Berlin), and since 2015 has co-curated The Reading Room series at Stroom Den Haag. Jonathan co-developed the Digital Media bachelors at the Institute for Culture and Aesthetics of Digital Media at Leuphana University, for which he was awarded the teaching prize for cross-disciplinary work across art and the humanities. He is the recipient of a W. J. Fulbright fellowship for his work in the research of new digital instruments for music. He has also lectured on the topic of performative sound and technological mediation at numerous art academies.