Jordan Bennett is a Mi’kmaq multi-disciplinary visual artist from Stephenville Crossing, Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland). Jordan has shown extensively in Canada and abroad, in venues such as The Museum of Art and Design, NYC, NY; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Project Space Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne, AUS; The Power Plant, Toronto, ON; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, France; 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, Italy. Jordan has recently been long listed for the 2016 and 2015 Sobey Art Award, presented with the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Councils Artist of the Year, received the Excellence in Visual Arts Newfoundlands' Large Year Award, and named as one of the artists in the 2014 Blouin ARTINFO's Top 30 under 30 in Canada.
Jordan’s 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 through the processes of sculpture, digital media, installation, painting, sound installation and various other mediums. Jordan recently completed a Masters degree from the University of British Columbia Okanagan with a particular focus on exploring Mi’kmaq and Beothuk visual culture and histories.