Jordan Bennett

 

Bennett's ongoing practice utilizes painting, sculpture, video, installation and sound to explore land, language, the act of visiting, familial histories and challenging colonial perceptions of indigenous histories, stereotypes and presence with a focus on exploring Mi’kmaq and Beothuk visual culture of Ktaqamkuk. 

In the past 10 years Jordan has participated in over 75 group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally in venues such as the National Museum of the American Indian, NYC; MAC-VAL, Paris; The Museum of Art and Design, NYC, NY; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Project Space Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne, AUS; The Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France and was one of two artists to represent Newfoundland and Labrador in the 2015 Venice Biennial at Galleria Ca’Rezzonico, Venice, Italy as part of the official Collateral Events.

He has been the recipient of several awards and honours most notably long listed for the 2016 and 2015 Sobey Art Award and is now shortlisted for the 2018 Sobey Art Award, a Hnatyshan Foundation REVEAL award, presented with the 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Councils Artist of the Year and named as one of the artists in the 2014 Blouin ARTINFO's Top 30 under 30 in Canada.


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Detail, Listening through Rocks, Paddles, Baskets, Lids & Seats, 2018


Paintings

Works on paper

Commissions

 m, 2016, Acrylic on Brick   Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia for Lumiere Festival

m, 2016, Acrylic on Brick  
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia for Lumiere Festival

 Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery

Location: Winnipeg Art Gallery

 Pitawkewak, 2017, Acrylic on Drywall  Location: Grenfell Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL for Hewlett Packard Commercial  

Pitawkewak, 2017, Acrylic on Drywall
Location: Grenfell Art Gallery, Corner Brook, NL for Hewlett Packard Commercial