Jordan Bennett is a Mi’kmaq multi-disciplinary visual artist from Stephenville Crossing, Ktaqmkuk, NF. His work explores a combination of observations and influences from historical and popular culture, new media, traditional art forms, political issues, and his own cultural practices. The artist’s practices include sculpture, digital media, painting, sound installation, and various other media.
Bennett has shown extensively in Canada and abroad, in venues such as The Museum of Art and Design, New York City, USA; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, USA; Project Space Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne, AUS; The Power Plant, Toronto, ON; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, FR; The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC; and most recently was one of two artists to represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2015 Venice Biennial at Galleria Ca’Rezzonico, Venice, IT. Bennett was long listed for both the 2016 and 2015 Sobey Art Award, has presented with the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Councils Artist of the Year, received the Excellence in Visual Arts Newfoundland’s Large Year Award, and was named as one Blouin ARTINFO's Top 30 under 30 in Canada in 2014. Bennett recently completed a Masters degree from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a particular focus on Mi’kmaq and Beothuk visual culture and histories.