James Enos received his M.F.A. from The University of California San Diego and his M.Arch degree from The NewSchool of Architecture & Design in San Diego, where he studied public culture and tectonics against a backdrop of pressing urban and transnational issues. Mentored by scholars of spatial agency such as Teddy Cruz, Kyong Park, and Petar Perisic, Enos began his career as the co-founder, developer, and director of The Periscope Project, a project platform activating a nexus of art, architecture, and urbanism for higher learning. He has since served as the director of Exploring Engagement at the Oceanside Museum of Art (CA) in addition to being a city project director of the Port Journeys program for Spiral Wacoal Art Center (Tokyo) and ZOU-NO-HANA Terrace in Yokohama, Japan.
Before arriving at the University of Georgia, Enos had a variety of teaching experiences involving the advancement of transdisciplinary programming and curriculum development that included alternative forms of creative and social practice. A recipient of the 2013 San Diego Art Prize, Enos has taught in a California correctional facility for Project Paint and in successive Summer Urban Labs for Haudenschild Garage. He has served as Assistant Professor of Architecture and Thesis Coordinator at The NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego as well as Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Fabrication at Florida State University.
In his current work, Enos continues to explore both material and conversational linkages with regards to the politics of space, i.e., power, property and violence. Whereby, erroneous or irrational conceptions of the 21st century surveillance landscape relate to concerns of reciprocity via design works, demonstration projects, drawings or installations. Select exhibitions and/or lectures include: the U.S. Pavilion in the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture; Living as Form (the nomadic version) at the Creative Time Summit; LA/LA Place + Practice at the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Asia Design Center Forum in Gwangju, Korea; HyperCultrual Passengers at FRISE Künstlerhaus in Hamburg; and Here Not There at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. Coverage of his work has appeared in various media including WIRED DESIGN, Hyperallergic, Architext, Architizer, and KCET’s ARTBOUND (episode 1).