Nick Jordan



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Nick Jordan is a multidisciplinary artist whose work centres upon the interconnections between cultural, social and natural ecologies. The artist's field of practice includes film, print, photography, painting, drawing, sculptural objects and collaborations.

Exploring the interdependent spaces that exist between the human and non-human, Jordan’s hybrid documentaries are filmed and edited by the artist with an unplanned or intuitive response to material, people and environments. The films often combine original footage with archival elements and soundscapes, to create oblique, layered narratives.

With an interest in shared agency and collaborative practice, Jordan's work often features cooperative input from practitioners working in life sciences, such as ecology, botany and genetics, as well as from the fields of anthropology, history and healthcare.

Nick Jordan's photography, drawings, prints, paintings and objects are often made in response to encounters or images that emerge during the process of film-making. From typography to organic forms, the works reconfigure pictorial motifs or histories, either natural or human-made.

The artist’s work has been exhibited widely at international museums and galleries, including HOME, Manchester; Innsbruck International Biennale; Videonale, Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Musée du Quai Branly, Paris; Whitstable Biennale; Darwin State Museum, Moscow; ICA, London; Documenta Madrid. Film festivals include Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur; Kassel Dokfest; Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival; Tampere Film Festival; BFI London Film Festival; São Paulo International Short Film Festival; Sheffield Doc/Fest; CPH:Dox (Copenhagen); Interfilm Berlin.

Nick Jordan's films have been the subject of special focus programmes at the London Short Film Festival; Minimalen (Trondheim, Norway); HOME Artist Film Weekender (Manchester).
Artist residencies & commissions include Headlands Center for the Arts, (San Francisco); British Textile Biennial; The National Trust; The Manchester Museum; Book Works; Newcastle University / Stasi Archives (Berlin); ICA; Thackray Museum of Medicine (Leeds); Art Gene; British Society of Aesthetics; Arts & Heritage; The Swedenborg Society; Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; European Society of Human Genetics (Austria).

Nick Jordan studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University (BA) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MA). He is curator of the annual Braziers International Film Festival and is based in Manchester, UK.

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collaborations with Jacob Cartwright