Nick Jordan



Drawings & Paintings






Cartwright & Jordan


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

The artist's short films deploy a documentary approach, photographed in direct response to particular locations. Combining original cinematography, voice-over, soundscapes and archival material, the films present oblique, layered narratives that explore the interconnections between natural, social and cultural 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 works reconfigure pictorial motifs, either natural or manmade.

The artist's work has been shown widely at international festivals and exhibitions, including Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France); Innsbruck International Biennale (Austria); BFI London Film Festival (UK); Videonale, Kunstmuseum, Bonn (Germany); Whitstable Biennale (UK); Musée du Quai Branly, Paris (France); Darwin State Museum, Moscow (Russia); Centre d’art Contemporain, Roubaix (France); Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK); Interfilm Berlin, (Germany); São Paulo International Short Film Festival (Brazil); Kassel Dokfest (Germany); Documenta, Madrid (Spain).

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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, UK); Art Gene (UK); British Society of Aesthetics (UK); Arts & Heritage (UK); The Swedenborg Society (London, UK).

Nick Jordan is based in Manchester, UK.

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collaborations with Jacob Cartwright