Jordan Nassar

Jordan Nassar (b. 1985) lives and works in New York, NY. Nassar’s hand embroidered textile pieces address an intersecting field of language, ethnicity and the embedded notions of heritage and homeland. Treating craft within its capacity as communicative form, Nassar examines conflicting issues of identity and cultural participation using geometric patterning adapted from Islamic symbols present in traditional Palestinian hand embroidery. Nassar generates these symbols via computer and then meticulously hand stitches them onto carefully mapped-out patterns. In the enmeshing and encoding of these symbols within his work, Nassar roots his practice in a linguistic and geopolitical field of play characterized by both conflict and unspoken harmony.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Dunya, September 9 – October 21, 2017

Born Manhattan, NY, 1985. Lives and Works in New York City, NY.

 

EDUCATION

BA, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

2007

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS 

Dunya, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Jaffa: New Works, Artport Tel Aviv, Israel

2017

No Secret with Mika Horibuchi, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016

And A Night Evelyn Yard, London, UK

2015

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

TBT, Kotonah Museum of Art, New York, NY

2018

TBT, Untitled Art Fair Miami, Miami, FL

On Longing, Arcadia Missa, New York, NY

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Untitled Art Fair, with Anat Ebgi, San Francisco, CA

2017

Summer Reading, Fortnight Institute,  New York, NY

In Residence, Las Cruxes, Houston, TX

2016

Bootleg T-Shirt Show Part II, Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NY

Ausstellung 61, Exile Gallery, Berlin, DE

NADA, with Evelyn Yard, London, UK

2015

June Snow, Evelyn Yard, London, UK

2014

GROUP PUBLICATION EXHIBITIONS 

E.A.S.T. (East Austin Studio Tour), ATM Gallery, Austin, TX

CASSANDRA, NY Art Book Fair 2016, New York, NY

FLEX PLEX 2K16, LA Art Book Fair 2016, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Showroom Miami, SWGR Gallery, Miami, FL

Up in Smoke 2, NY Art Book Fair 2015, New York, NY

2015

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Artport Tel Aviv, Israel

2017

ACE AIR, Ace Hotel, New York, NY

2016

PUBLICATIONS

The Third Rail (Summer 2016)

2016

SELECTED PRESS 

Leah Ollman, “Jordan Nassar at Anat Ebgi: Palestinian cross stitch art as boundary breaker,” Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2017.

2017

Molly Taylor, “New Establishment,” Elephant Magazine Issue 28, Autumn 2016.

Feature on Littlestar Weekly, www.littlestarjournal.com, August 1, 2016.

2016

LVL3, “Artist of the Week: Jordan Nassar,” September 15, 2015.

2015

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELF-PUBLISHED ARTIST’S BOOKS

A Whole New World

We Were Here First

Bellevue

Any Other Rose

Messenger of the Gods

Kahlil Gibran

2016

When It’s Naked

Ma Rose Apocalypse

2015

NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

Soho House, Istanbul

Soho House, New York (Ludlow)

Jordan Nassar

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Jordan Nassar, Installation view, Dunya, Anat Ebgi, 2017
Jordan Nassar, Installation view, Dunya, Anat Ebgi, 2017
Jordan Nassar, Installation view, Dunya, Anat Ebgi, 2017
Jordan Nassar, Installation view, Dunya, Anat Ebgi, 2017
Jordan Nassar
And the sea drowning the sea, 2017
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
11 x 14 inches
Jordan Nassar
The Arab Apocalypse, 2017
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Jordan Nassar
With a sun in the belly, 2017
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Jordan Nassar
Jerusalem of glass!, 2017
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
12 x 16 inches
Jordan Nassar
Study (Extinguished sun)
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
A Valley's Flank, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
Eight Point Stars, 2015
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
12 x 9 inches
Jordan Nassar
Cypress, 2015
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
12 x 9 inches
Jordan Nassar
Blue amorous as a cloud, 2015
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
An Eye Dreads the Sun, 2015
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
At Sunset As At Sunrise, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
Runner Ran Running, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
Untitled (So Below), 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
24 x 20 inches
Jordan Nassar
Untitled (Layers), 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
24 x 20 inches
Jordan Nassar
Red which is Blue, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
A Sun Ultra Brave, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
Blue Horizontal, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
10 x 8 inches
Jordan Nassar
A Valley's Flank, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
I,II,III, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas in artist frame
11 x 14 inches
Jordan Nassar
The Distance From the Sea, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Jordan Nassar
Marie-Rose, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
10 x 8 inches
Jordan Nassar
A Million Birds, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
10 x 8 inches
Jordan Nassar
Open Skies, 2016
Hand embroidered cotton on aida on canvas
10 x 8 inches

BIOGRAPHY

Jordan Nassar (b. 1985) lives and works in New York, NY. Nassar’s hand embroidered textile pieces address an intersecting field of language, ethnicity and the embedded notions of heritage and homeland. Treating craft within its capacity as communicative form, Nassar examines conflicting issues of identity and cultural participation using geometric patterning adapted from Islamic symbols present in traditional Palestinian hand embroidery. Nassar generates these symbols via computer and then meticulously hand stitches them onto carefully mapped-out patterns. In the enmeshing and encoding of these symbols within his work, Nassar roots his practice in a linguistic and geopolitical field of play characterized by both conflict and unspoken harmony.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Dunya, September 9 – October 21, 2017

CV

Born Manhattan, NY, 1985. Lives and Works in New York City, NY.

 

EDUCATION

BA, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

2007

SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS 

Dunya, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Jaffa: New Works, Artport Tel Aviv, Israel

2017

No Secret with Mika Horibuchi, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016

And A Night Evelyn Yard, London, UK

2015

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

TBT, Kotonah Museum of Art, New York, NY

2018

TBT, Untitled Art Fair Miami, Miami, FL

On Longing, Arcadia Missa, New York, NY

Art Los Angeles Contemporary, with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA

Untitled Art Fair, with Anat Ebgi, San Francisco, CA

2017

Summer Reading, Fortnight Institute,  New York, NY

In Residence, Las Cruxes, Houston, TX

2016

Bootleg T-Shirt Show Part II, Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NY

Ausstellung 61, Exile Gallery, Berlin, DE

NADA, with Evelyn Yard, London, UK

2015

June Snow, Evelyn Yard, London, UK

2014

GROUP PUBLICATION EXHIBITIONS 

E.A.S.T. (East Austin Studio Tour), ATM Gallery, Austin, TX

CASSANDRA, NY Art Book Fair 2016, New York, NY

FLEX PLEX 2K16, LA Art Book Fair 2016, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Showroom Miami, SWGR Gallery, Miami, FL

Up in Smoke 2, NY Art Book Fair 2015, New York, NY

2015

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Artport Tel Aviv, Israel

2017

ACE AIR, Ace Hotel, New York, NY

2016

PUBLICATIONS

The Third Rail (Summer 2016)

2016

SELECTED PRESS 

Leah Ollman, “Jordan Nassar at Anat Ebgi: Palestinian cross stitch art as boundary breaker,” Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2017.

2017

Molly Taylor, “New Establishment,” Elephant Magazine Issue 28, Autumn 2016.

Feature on Littlestar Weekly, www.littlestarjournal.com, August 1, 2016.

2016

LVL3, “Artist of the Week: Jordan Nassar,” September 15, 2015.

2015

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SELF-PUBLISHED ARTIST’S BOOKS

A Whole New World

We Were Here First

Bellevue

Any Other Rose

Messenger of the Gods

Kahlil Gibran

2016

When It’s Naked

Ma Rose Apocalypse

2015

NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

Soho House, Istanbul

Soho House, New York (Ludlow)