Nick Jordan is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the interconnections between cultural, social and natural ecologies.
Jordan's hybrid documentaries present oblique, layered narratives, filmed and edited directly by the artist, with an intuitive, experiential approach to material, people and environments. Expressing an interest in reciprocity, shared agency and collaborative practice, Jordan's work often features cooperative input from practitioners in specialised fields, including life sciences, anthropology, history, architecture and healthcare.
Nick Jordan's photography, drawings, paintings and objects are made in response to material, encounters or images that emerge during the process of film-making. From typography to organic forms, the works reconfigure pictorial motifs, either natural or human-made.
The artist’s work has been exhibited widely at international museums and galleries, 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).
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 residencies & commissions include Headlands Center for the Arts, (San Francisco, USA), The National Trust (UK); The Manchester Museum, (UK); Book Works (London); Newcastle University (UK) / Stasi Archives (Germany); ICA (London, UK); Thackray Museum of Medicine (UK); Art Gene (UK); British Society of Aesthetics (UK); Arts & Heritage (UK); The Swedenborg Society (London, UK); Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (UK).
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.
collaborations with Jacob Cartwright