Nick Jordan



Drawings & Paintings






Cartwright & Jordan



Nick Jordan is a visual artist and filmmaker. Working predominantly with short film, the artist's practice also includes drawing, painting, objects, publications and collaboration.

Nick Jordan's short films deploy a documentary approach, photographed in direct response to particular locations. Often with oblique or layered narratives, the films centre upon the relationship between the natural world and our multifaceted cultural or social histories.

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 festivals and exhibitions, including Innsbruck International Biennale (Austria); Kunstmuseum (Bonn, Germany); Whitstable Biennale (UK); 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); São Paulo International Short Film Festival (Brazil); Kassel Dokfest (Germany); Documenta Madrid.

Artist r
esidences & 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); Art Gene (UK); British Society of Aesthetics (UK); The University of Manchester (UK); The Swedenborg Society (London).

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The artist regularly collaborates with Jacob Cartwright. Details on their joint practice can be found here.

Nick Jordan is based in Manchester, UK.