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JESI JORDAN

TORONTO, CANADA – 1985
@jesi__jordan

Bio:

Jesi Jordan is a traditional animator, painter, and performance artist from Canada. Jesi’s work comes from the perspective of an un-institutionalized artist where she uses metamorphosis as a form of surreal and abstract storytelling. Her work functions as internal dialogues and emotional x-rays, using a technique best described as surrealist automatism in order to visualize conversations with the spirit world.

Recent solo exhibitions:

  • Solar Body, Gallery Libertad, Queretero, Mexico
  • A Pregnant Thought, Daniela Elbahara Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Magical Thinking, Weird Things Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • Private Perspective, Lowell Gallery, Portland, USA
  • New Works, Weird Things Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • Detective Vanilla, Rennan Isaac’s Contemporary Gallery, Guelph, Canada
  • Psychic Pain, Xpace Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • Beneath The Air, Videofag Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Selected group exhibitions:

  • Recontexto del Descontexto, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oaxaca City, Mexico
  • Wobbly Womb, ELLEPHANT Gallery, Montreal, Canada ~ Quarter Life Crisis, Powerplant, Toronto, Canada
  • Red Bull 381 Projects Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • Song In The Devil’s Throat, Quarter Life CrisisGround Floor Art Centre, Vancouver, Canada
  • Material Art Fair, Mexico City, MX ~ KillJoy’s Kastle at Plummer Park, West Hollywood, California, USA ~ Complex Social Change, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Scarborough, Canada
  • Artcite Inc, Windsor, Canada
  • Some New Fires, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada ~ Margin of Eras, 24/7, Toronto, Canada
  • Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, USA
  • Joyride, MCA Warehouse, Chicago, USA ~ We Won’t Compete, Art Gallery of Windsor, Canada
  • KillJoy Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House, Toronto, Canada ~ Miradero, El Huacal, Oaxaca City, MX
  • Future 33, YTB Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • Fabrica Aurora, San Miguel, Mexico

Animation Screenings:

  • LATERNA MAGICA, Marseille, France
  • The Ministry of Casual Living Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • Idea Exchange, Cambridge
  • Lago Film Festival, Italy
  • Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany
  • Projected for the Feminist Art Gallery (FAG) Satellite Project, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
  • Luminato Festival, Toronto
  • Inside Out Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Haida Gwaii Film Festival, British Columbia
  • Complex Social Change, Doris McCarthy Gallery
  • EVER GOLD Gallery, San Francisco
  • Centre de Photographies Actuelles, Montreal
  • Queer City Cinema, Saskatchewan
  • Pleasure Dome, Toronto
  • Vtape’s Cinema, Toronto
  • Quarter Life Crisis, Powerball Gala Powerplant, Toronto
  • Feast in the East, Polyhaus, Toronto
  • Blue Sunshine Film Center, Montreal
  • Studio 407, Toronto
  • The Projection Booth Cinema, Toronto
  • The Electric Theatre, Toronto
  • 107 Shaw Gallery, Toronto
  • Bicycle Film Festival, Studio Gallery, Toronto
  • Cinecycle, Toronto
  • Studio 407, Toronto
  • The Projection Booth Cinema, Toronto
  • The Electric Theatre, Toronto
  • Pleasure Dome, Toronto
  • ELLEPHANT Gallery, Montreal, Canada

Performances:

  • Pride, Toronto, CA
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario, CA
  • Los Angeles Archive, LA
  • Material Art Fair, Mexico City, MX
  • Summerworks, Toronto, CA
  • 1st Ontario Performing Arts Center, CA
  • Flux Factory Studios, New York, NY
  • Kamias Trennial, Manila, PH
  • EverSeeker Festival, Halifax, CA
  • Long Winter Festival, Toronto, CA
  • Kazoo Festival, Guelph, CA
  • Tone Deaf Festival Kingston, CA
  • Struts Gallery, New Brunswick, CA
  • SappyFest, New Brunswick, CA
  • POP Montreal, Montreal, CA
  • Wavelength Festival, Toronto, CA
  • The Boarding House, Guelph, CA
  • Double Double Land, Toronto, CA
  • This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton, CA