Jordan’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 Ktaqmkuk. In the past 10 years Jordan has participated in over 90 group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. He has been the recipient of several awards and honours, 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. His artwork is in multiple private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, and his large-scale installation “Tepkik” won the Lieutenant Governor General Masterwork Award in 2020. Most notably he has been long listed for the 2015 and 2016 Sobey Art Award, was shortlisted for the 2018 Awards and was a long list winner in 2020. The artist is a 2019 recipient of the Van Houtte Masters’ Fund Program, is partnered with IOTA Studio Gallery, and working on several projects with various artistic collaborations, including a design collaboration for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia architectural build, a public art commission for the Zatzman Sportsplex in Dartmouth, NS, the design of a new park and public artwork for Waterfront Toronto (2024).
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