Nick Jordan



Drawings & Paintings






Cartwright & Jordan


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

The artist's documentary films combine original cinematography, soundtrack scores and audio recordings to present oblique, layered narratives. Filmed with an intuitive approach, Jordan’s hybrid documentaries explore the interconnections between cultural, social 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 organic forms, the works reconfigure pictorial motifs, either natural or manmade.

The artist’s work has been exhibited widely at international museums, galleries and film festivals, including Innsbruck International Biennale (Austria); Kunstmuseum, Bonn (Germany); Musée du Quai Branly, Paris (France); Whitstable Biennale (UK); Darwin State Museum, Moscow (Russia); ICA, London (UK); Documenta, Madrid (Spain). Film festivals include Clermont-Ferrand (France); São Paulo (Brazil); Winterthur (Switzerland); Kassel Dokfest (Germany); Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK); Tampere (Finland); BFI London Film Festival (UK); Interfilm Berlin (Germany); Encounters (UK).

Nick Jordan's films have been the subject of special focus programmes at the London Short Film Festival (UK), Minimalen (Trondheim, Norway) and HOME Artist Film Weekend (Manchester, UK). Artist residences & commissioned projects include Headlands Center for the Arts, (San Francisco, USA), The National Trust (UK); The Manchester Museum, (UK); Book Works (London); LOCWS Art Across the City (Swansea); ICA (London, UK); Thackray Museum of Medicine (UK); Art Gene (UK); British Society of Aesthetics (UK); Arts & Heritage (UK); The Swedenborg Society (London, UK).

Nick Jordan studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University (BA) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MA), and is based in Manchester, UK.

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collaborations with Jacob Cartwright