b. 1980, New York, U.S.; lives and works in the U.S.
Jordan Wolfson is known for his thought-provoking works in a wide range of media, including video, sculpture, installation, photography, and performance. Pulling intuitively from the world of advertising, the internet, and the technology industry, he produces ambitious and enigmatic narratives that frequently revolve around a series of invented, animated characters. Through his art, Wolfson probes difficult, often controversial topics and themes that underlie American culture and contemporary society. While film, video and computer animation are frequently used, more recent works deploy a wider range of materials such as aluminium and brass sculptures mixed with digital imagery, works using virtual reality, and animatronic sculptures.
Jordan Wolfson's recent solo exhibitions include Jordan Wolfson, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (2022); ARTISTS FRIENDS RACISTS, Sadie Coles HQ, Kingly Street, London (2020); Riverboat song, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2019); (Female figure), The Broad, Los Angeles (2018); Colored sculpture, The Tanks, Tate Modern, London (2018); Riverboat song, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2018); TRUTH / LOVE and MANIC / LOVE, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016 and 2017); Jordan Wolfson: Colored sculpture, LUMA Foundation, Arles, France (2016); Jordan Wolfson: Two Early Works, Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio (2015); Jordan Wolfson: Ecce Homo/le Poseur, organised by the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.) in Ghent (2013); and Raspberry Poser, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2013). Group exhibitions include Virtual Insanity, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany (2018); States of Play: Roleplay Reality, FACT, Liverpool (2018); 2017 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; World As Cartoon, Tate Britain, London (2017); Manifesta 10, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2014); 6th Glasgow International (2014); and 14 Rooms, curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Art Basel (2014). In 2009 he received the Cartier Award from the Frieze Foundation.
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