Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins is an American multimedia artist and educator, now based in the greater New York City area after living in Istanbul for more than a decade. His “art as social practice,” combines drawing with performance, alternative education, institutional critique, and cultural studies. His performance Flux was choreographed by Ernesto Pujol and showcased at Istanbul Modern Art Museum, in partnership with MoMA and MoMA PS1. He is the director of “Silsila,” a performance art and social sculpture collective, and his work is the subject of a forthcoming monograph to be published by Leonardo Electronic Almanac (MIT Press) in 2017. His multimedia performance "The Body of the People" premiered at Boston's Old South Meeting House" in 2016 hosted by Boston University. He completed his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, and holds an MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara.