Please join us for our next online Art Forums lecture with artist Jordan Bennett, Wednesday, Nov 22, 4pm PST. The talk is open to the public - all are welcome!
Meeting ID: 636 2241 3893
Jordan Bennett is L’nu (Mi’kmaq), from Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland (Ktaqmkuk). Having a methodology that is deeply guided by the Land of his ancestors, his ongoing work possesses qualities of familiarity that can serve as a connection for a wide range of audiences spanning culture and generation. His work, though not always directly challenging colonial perceptions of Indigenous histories and presence, lends itself to discussions regarding contemporary Indigenous realities within urban and rural communities. His ongoing practice utilizes sculpture, painting, video, immersive installations, and sound to explore land, language, the act of visiting and his familial histories.
Bennett currently holds the position of Associate Professor, Expanded Media at NSCAD University. He received his BFA from Memorial University (Grenfell Campus) 2008, and an MFA from the University of British Columbia Okangan, 2016. Since 2008 he has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally in over 100 group and solo shows as well as created multiple public art commissions throughout Canada. Jordan continues to explore, collaborate, share and mentor within his practice as these have become the pillars of his artistic and community-based work. Bennett has been the recipient of several awards and honours, most notably shortlisted for the 2018 Sobey Art Award; the 2020 winner of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award for his 100-foot installation “Tepkik”; represented Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2015 Venice Biennale’s collateral events and was named the 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Art’s Council’s Artist of the Year.
Presented by the Audain Faculty of Art at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, hosted by FRMS: 300: Art Forums Course.