CV

Live Performance

2015

  • Shame Chorus, Freud Museum. A collaborative visual art and music project exploring shame and sexuality working with The London Gay Men’s Chorus, several high profile composers including David McAlmont and Conor Mitchell and the cultural critic and psychotherapist Susie Orbach.
  • Sink Estate: Some(w)here, Curated by The Drawing Shed, Wandsworth, London.

2014

  • Single Activity Group: Love and Eros Festival, Freud Museum, London.
  • Single Activity Group: Collaborative Performance as part of Sculpture, Performance, Acme Artists Now, Acme Studios, London.
  • Fence: Winns Gallery. Part of IdeasFromElse(W)here curated by The Drawing Shed.
  • Gallery Cupboard Action! Winns Gallery. Part of IdeasFromElse(W)here curated by The Drawing Shed.

2013

  • Death Point. Cabaret Melancholique, St Marks Hall, London.
  • Carl An(t)dre. Major commission working with twenty young performers for The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England. Supported by the Arts Council of England.
  • Avoidances. Totem and Taboo Festival, Freud Museum, London.
  • Single Action Group: Vitrine Gallery, London.
  • Drawing Breath. Drawology, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England.

2012

  • Veneration X. Collaboration with Aaron Williamson, Tate Britain, London. Part of Late at Tate.
  • Feral. Vitrine Gallery, London.
  • Incident. Lock Up Performance Art (LUPA), London.
  • Big Country No Home. I-Park, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Monsieur Poo-Pourri Points at Things. b-Side Festival, Weymouth, England.

2011

  • Born To Rule: Portraits of the Big Society (collaboration with Aaron Williamson), Standpoint Gallery, London. Supported by the Arts Council of England.
  • Puppet Show. Lock Up Performance Art (LUPA), London.

2010

  • Monsieur Poo-Pourri Takes a Dip. b-side Festival , Weymouth, London.
  • The End. DOLL Exhibition Space, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • England Is Mine, Trafalgar Square, London.
  • Monsieur Poo-Pourri Points at Things. Bethnal Green, London.
  • Scriptacontinua. Kaleid Gallery and bookshop, London, UK

2009

  • Monsieur Poo-Pourri Takes a Stroll. Café Gallery, London, UK.
  • Tired Old Fruit. Studio1.1, London, UK.
  • Gallery Termite. Collaborative Performance with Edwina Ashton and Aaron Williamson, Studio1.1, London, UK.
  • BINGO! Studio1.1, London, UK.
  • DayIntoNight. Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK.
  • Squatting Beckett. Collaboration with Emma Hart, Studio1.1, London, UK.

2008

  • Andre Dance. Tate Modern, London, UK.
  • Serra Frottage. Liverpool Street, London, UK.
  • Drawing/Interior. European Performance Art Festival (EPAF), Warsaw, Poland.
  • Drawing Action. Galataperform Festival, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Taking Comfort in the City. Stromereien Festival, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • NY Push. Grace Space Gallery, New York, USA.

2007

  • Cube Body. Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK.
  • Universe. GLOW Festival, Newcastle, UK.

2006

  • At Arms Length. SpaceX gallery, Exeter, UK.
  • At Arms Length. OVADA Gallery, Oxford, UK.
  • Drawing Breath. National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, Scotland.

2004

  • Drawing Breath. Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK.
  • Modular Unit. Sutra Gallery, Bhaktapur, Nepal.

2003

  • Interior DIE. NOW Festival, Nottingham, UK.
  • Body/Drawing. TRACE Gallery of InstallAktion, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Still/Life. Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, UK.

2002

  • Breath/Book. Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal.
  • DIE. Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK.

2000

  • Flesh Annunciation. Third International Festival of Performance Art, St Petersburg, Russia.
  • Untitled. Kunst V, Cologne, Germany.

1999

  • 24 Hour Social. Dartington, presented at Never In A Month of Sundays Festival, UK.
  • Fatherland. Catalyst Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  • Fatherland. Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK.

1998

  • Tithead. ICA, London, UK
  • Untitled History. Powerhouse, Nottingham, UK.
  • On Purpose. Red Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hull, England.

1997

  • Unstable. The Maze, Nottingham, UK. Presented at EXPO ‘97
  • De-Moralise. The Green Room, Manchester, UK.
  • De-Moralise. Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland. Presented at Fotofeis ‘97
  • Action. Klub Kultury, Krakow, Poland.
  • The Shining. Bunker Sztuki, Poland. Presented at action/akcJA

1996

  • Missing. Ferens Gallery, Hull, UK. Presented at ROOT ‘96
  • Missing. CCA, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Cliché Touche. Victoria Leisure Centre, Nottingham, England.
  • DETOUR. The Strand, Hull, UK. Presented at Pay and Display Festival.

1995

  • Patriarchal Poetry. University of Illinois, USA.
  • SPAWN. University of Illinois, USA.

Exhibitions and Solo Shows

2014

  • Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • An Englishman Abroad, KASA Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Minimal Interventions: Carl An(t)dre/LeWitt Lean. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, UK.

2013

  • Under Different Circumstances We Could Have Been Friends. Coleman Project Space, London, UK.
  • Drawology. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

2011

  • What’s Next for the Body? Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK.
  • Exhibitionism. East Wing Nine, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK.

2009

  • Shamanimal. Standpoint Gallery, London, UK.
  • Bakers Dozen. Café Gallery, London, UK.
  • The Act of Drawing. Vivid Gallery, Birmingham, UK.

2007

  • Universe. GLOW Festival, Newcastle, UK. Present by Amino.
  • SPENT. C4RD (Centre for Recent Drawing), London, UK.
  • Dark Mirrors. Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, England.

2005

  • Chuggers. Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK.
  • New Drawings. Studio1.1, London, UK.

2000

  • Power Dressing. Artsadmin, Toynbee Hall, London, UK.

Curatorial

2014

  • Liv(E)lseWhere. Co-curated by The Drawing Shed (Sally Labern and Bobby Lloyd with Jordan McKenzie. Commissioning of three performance artists, Ed Woodham (USA) Leena Chauhan (UK) Pablo Perrazanate (Brazil) to make work with local residents from the Dames Estate, Walthamstow, E17

2013

  • Look at the Estate We’re In. Summit meeting held in my flat situated on the Approach Estate, Bethnal Green, London for artists working with social engaged art practices. The summit lasted three days and was attended by local residents, artists, academics and Tower Hamlets Council
  • The Birth Caul (Miriam Austin and Adam James. Co-curated by Jordan McKenzie and Alys Williams, Bermondsey Square, London, UK

2011-2013

  • LUPA (Lock Up Performance Art). Independent artists run space co-curated by Rachel Dowle, Kate Mahony, Jordan McKenzie and Aaron Williamson. Showed over sixty performance works from national and international performance artists including Richard Wilson, WE Performance, Marcia Farquhar, Ann-Marie LeQuesne, FrenchMottershead, as well as undergraduate, emerging and established practitioners. The space operated from a disused lock up garage on the Approach Council Estate, Bethnal Green, London, UK

2011

  • Seasonal Disorder. Finch Gallery, London, UK. Year long exhibition space co-curated by Anna Boggon, Jordan Mckenzie and Munir Waked. Showing work by Terry Smith, Corinna Till, Henrietta Simson, Gill Ord, Joe Packer and Max Mason

2008-2012

  • Co-ordinator Braziers International Artists Workshop, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire, UK. Workshop that invited artists of national and international artists from all disciplines to experiment and make work together for two weeks.

2004

  • Britney’s Smears. Catalyst Arts, Belfast. 5th Pride Exhibition of new performance, installation, video and photography that examined gender and sexuality, curated by Jordan McKenzie.
  • Subversions. One-year curatorship with Matt Hawthorne of a city wide site-specific performance event held in Nottingham. Artists who presented work among others included Andre Stitt and Phil Collins.

Residencies and Awards/Bursaries

2014

  • Liv(E)lsewhere. Residency awarded by TheDrawingShed, Walthamstow, London

2013

  • Look at the (E)state We’re In. DIY bursary award recipient Live Art Development Agency

2012

  • Artist in residence, I Park, Massachusetts, USA

2010

  • Creativity Matters. Artist in residence working in three schools in Ealing to develop a series of installations and performances that explored nutrition, ecology and sustainability for young children and their parents. I developed this in conjunction with the school syllabus. This was a project for artists working in schools developed by University for the Arts, London

2009

  • Artist in residence, Studio1.1, London, UK

2005

  • Artist in Residence, OVADA Gallery, Oxford, UK

2004

  • Artist in Residence, Triangle Workshop, Sutra Arts, Bhaktapur, Nepal

2003

  • Recipient of major One to One research award, Live Art Development Agency. Award to examine the ontology of performance and quotidian spaces

2002

  • Artist in residence, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK

2000

  • Bursary recipient Artsadmin, London, UK

Catalogues and Publications

2014

  • Jordan McKenzie. Exhibition retrospective catalogue of my performance career published by Yorkshire Sculpture Park containing a critical essay by Dr Klara Kemp-Welch, Senior Lecturer in 20C art, Courtauld Institute of Art

2013

  • Occupations: Retrospective DVD Catalogue of performances 1994-2011. Published by Live Art Development Agency

2012

  • SPENT: Catalogue of my auto-drawings published by Westminster University with a critical essay by Dr Marquard Smith, Head of Doctoral Studies, Royal College of Art
  • Hyperdrawing: Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art, pub. IB Taurus, London/New York

2010

  • ART, MUSEUMS AND TOUCH: Fiona Candlin, (pub. Manchester University Press)
  • EXHIBITIONISN: The Art of Display, (pub. Courtauld Institute of Art, London)

2008

  • Guardian, ‘Sweet Smell of Excess’, John Kelly, Monday 22 September
  • pinknews.co.uk, ‘Seminal Artist upsets Anglican Priest’, Staff Writer, 28 January
  • newsofthewierd.com, ‘Great Art’, 10 January
  • KIOSK (pub. Kingston University, London) Issue 01

2007

  • DRAWING NOW: Between the lines of contemporary art, (pub. I. B Tauris, London/New York)
  • total:spec, Jordan McKenzie: Cubes, Mines and the Black Stuff: Art Comes up from the Mines to the Streets, David Gleeson, issue 19, April
  • Manifest National Drawing Annual, 2006 (pub. Manifest Press, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) May

2006

  • Guardian Guide, ‘Vitruvian’, Spacex, Exeter – exhibition preview, Jessica Lack, Saturday 29 July

2001

  • The Degenerate Art Book, (pub. Arnolfini, Bristol, England)