Nick Jordan



Drawings & Paintings






Cartwright & Jordan


Nick Jordan is an artist who works with short film, drawing, painting, objects, publications and collaboration.

Nick Jordan's short films deploy a documentary approach, photographed in direct response to particular locations. Presented as oblique, layered narratives, the films often combine original footage with archival material, to explore social, cultural and natural ecologies.

Nick Jordan's drawings and paintings reconstitute various forms or images that emerge from the process of film-making. Moving between abstraction, typography and graphic forms, the work reconfigures pictorial motifs, either natural or manmade.

The artist's work has been shown widely at international exhibitions and film festivals, including Innsbruck International Biennale (Austria); Kunstmuseum (Bonn, Germany); Whitstable Biennale; BFI London Film Festival; Musée du Quai Branly (Paris); Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow); Centre d’art Contemporain (Roubaix, France); Edinburgh International Film Festival; Haus der Kulturen (Berlin);  State Darwin Museum (Moscow); São Paulo International Short Film Festival (Brazil); Kassel Dokfest (Germany); Documenta (Madrid).

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esidences & commissioned projects include Headlands Center for the Arts, (San Francisco, USA), Arts & Heritage (UK), Barnsley Museums (UK); The National Trust (UK); The Manchester Museum, (UK); Book Works (London); LOCWS Art Across the City (Swansea); ICA (London); Art Gene (UK); British Society of Aesthetics (UK); The University of Manchester (UK); The Swedenborg Society (London).

Nick Jordan is based in Manchester, UK.

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collaborations with Jacob Cartwright