January 3rd - February 18th, 2014
Jordan Baseman’s recent work is a synthesis of reportage, portraiture, documentary, creative non-fiction and narrative practices. He works with and records people in order to produce films that have the interview and editing process at their core. The artist’s films have been featured in international exhibitions and film festivals, such as the 53rd Venice Biennale, Los Angeles Animation Festival (Best Film in the Dangerous Experiments category), San Francisco Short Film Festival, Melbourne Underground Film Festival (Best International Short Film), Tatton Park Biennial, Gstaad Film Festival, Oaxaca International Film Festival, Lone Star International Film Festival (Best Short Film), Fargo International Film Festival (Best Experimental Film), Kansas City International Film Festival (Best Experimental Short Film) and London Short Film Festival. Successful grants have included Arts and Humanities Research Council, Wellcome Trust Arts Award, Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Award, the Henry Moore Foundation and British Council. He has also been a Henry Moore Sculpture Fellow (the British School at Rome), Visiting Fellow (St. John’s College, University of Oxford) and an Artist-in-Residence at Tokyo Wonder Site and YARAT Contemporary Art Space (Baku, Azerbaijan).
The artist earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA and an MA from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Baseman has held multiple residencies and has been commissioned for numerous projects in collaboration with public institutions. He is currently Reader in Time Based Media, Head of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London as well as a Lecturer at Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London and The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford.
Baseman is represented by Matt’s Gallery London.