CHARLES PACHTER PRIZE FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
2012 Prize Recipient
Jordan Bennett is a multi-disciplinary visual artist of Mi’kmaq decent from the west coast of Newfoundland. He currently resides in Edmonton, AB where he is the first Indigenous Artist in Residence at the University of Alberta. Jordan has shown extensively over the past few years across Canada and abroad, in places such as The Museum of Art and Design, New York City, NY, Ottawa Art Gallery,Ottawa ON, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston ON, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. Johns NL, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, the Alternator Artist Run Centre, Kelowna BC amongst many others. His work is derived from a combination of popular and traditional cultural reflections, which he portrays through his passion for and knowledge of pop culture, new media, traditional craft, political issues, and his own cultural practices. Through the processes of sculpture, digital media, text based media, installation, painting, endurance performance and various others, he strives to push boundaries and play with the ideas of re-appropriation, reclamation, participation and the artifact within traditional aboriginal craft, ceremony, and contemporary culture.
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