Jordan Bennett

Mi’kmaq- Stephenville Crossing Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland) BFA, MFA

Jordan’s ongoing practice utilizes painting, sculpture, video, installation and sound to explore land, language, the act of visiting, familial histories and challenging colonial perceptions of indigenous histories, stereotypes and presence with a focus on exploring Mi’kmaq and Beothuk visual culture of Ktaqamkuk. 

In the past 10 years Jordan has participated in over 75 group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. He has been the recipient of several awards and honours, a Hnatyshan Foundation REVEAL award, presented with the 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Councils Artist of the Year and named as one of the artists in the 2014 Blouin ARTINFO’s Top 30 under 30 in Canada. Most notably he has been long listed for the 2015 and 2016 Sobey Art Award, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Awards. 

Bennett is a 2019 recipient of the Van Houtte Masters’ Fund Program, is partnered with IOTA Studio Gallery, and working on several projects with various artistic collaborations, including a recently revealed public art commission for the Zatzman Sportsplex in Dartmouth, NS.