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

Frieze New York: Frame, May 2 – 6 , 2018

Dunya, September 9 – October 21, 2017

Jordan Nassar

1985
Born in Manhattan, NY
Lives and works in New York City

Education

2007
BA, Middlebury College, Vermont, US

Solo Exhibitions and Two Person Exhibitions

2019
The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Forthcoming)
Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (Forthcoming)
2018
Frieze New York, with Anat Ebgi, New York, NY
2017
Dunya, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Jaffa: New Works, Artport Tel Aviv, Israel
2016
No Secret with Mika Horibuchi, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015
And a Night, Evelyn Yard, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2018
Art Toronto, with Anat Ebgi, Toronto, Canada
Out Of Ink, 8 Ball, NYC, NY
A Matter Of Printing (for SMC), Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany
Pray For This Gallery, NYC, NY
Home Edition, Essex Flowers, NYC, NY
The New Minimalists, Abrons Art Center, NYC, NY
New Threads: Perspectives in Contemporary Fiber Art, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition, Kotonah Museum of Art, NYC, NY
2017
Bootleg T-shirt Show Part III, Printed Matter Inc., NYC, NY
Untitled Art Fair Miami, with Vigo Gallery, Miami, FL
On Longing, Arcadia Missa, NYC, NY
Overview, Samuel, Chicago, IL
Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Untitled, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, San Francisco, CA
2016
Summer Reading, Fortnight Institute, NYC, NY
In Residence, Las Cruxes, Houston, TX
2015
Bootleg T-Shirt Show Part II, Printed Matter, Inc., NYC, NY
Ausstellung 61, Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany
NADA NY with Evelyn Yard, London, UK
2014
June Snow, Evelyn Yard, London, UK

Group Publication Exhibitions

2016
E.A.S.T. (East Austin Studio Tour), ATM Gallery, Austin, TX
CASSANDRA, NY Art Book Fair 2016, NY
FLEX PLEX 2K16, LA Art Book Fair 2016, CA
2015
Showroom Miami, SWGR Gallery, Miami, FL
Up in Smoke 2, NY Art Book Fair 2015, NYC, NY

Artist Residencies

2017
Artport Tel Aviv, Israel
2016
ACE AIR, Ace Hotel, New York, NY

Publications

2019
Landscape Painting Now, Distributed Art Publishers (Forthcoming April 2019)
2018
"How To Sleep Faster, Issue 8" Published by Arcadia Missa, London
2017
"Zine Tornado", Published by Peter Sutherland and Maia Ruth Lee
"Violent Music", Published by Cali Thornhill Dewitt
2016
The Third Rail (Summer 2016)

Selected Press

2018
Rebecca Bengal, "How This Brooklyn-Based Artist is Transforming Traditional Palestinian Folk Art," Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2018. (Link)
"Watch: The Cross-Cultural Relationship Between Married Artists Jordan Nassar and Amir Guberstein," OUT Magazine, May 18, 2018. (Link)
Alex Bacon, "Jordan Nassar is delicately weaving a new vision into one of Palestine’s cultural legacies," Document, May 4, 2018. (Link)
Sara Roffino, "The 8 Best Booths to See at Frieze New York," Cultured Magazine, May 4, 2018. (Link)
Alexandra Weiss, "10 Must-See Artists at Frieze New York 2018," BlackBook, May 3, 2018. (Link)
Nadja Sayej, "Frieze New York: How This Year's Art Fair Got Political," The Guardian, May 3, 2018. (Link)
Hamish Bowles, "Here’s What to Go See at This Year’s Frieze Art Fair," Vogue Magazine, May 3, 2018. (Link)
Maximilíano Durón, "Preview Frieze New York 2018," ArtNews, May 1, 2018. (Link)
Gareth Harris, "Frieze to bring West Coast buzz to New York," The Art Newspaper, April 30, 2018. (Link)
Frieze New York, ARTPIL, April 22, 2018. (Link)
Aaron Hicklin, "Spinning Yarns," Out Magazine, April 2018. (Link)
2017
Leah Ollman, “Jordan Nassar at Anat Ebgi: Palestinian cross stitch art as boundary breaker,” Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2017.
2016
Molly Taylor, “New Establishment,” Elephant Magazine Issue 28, Autumn 2016.
Feature on Littlestar Weekly, www.littlestarjournal.com, August 1, 2016.
2015
LVL3, “Artist of the Week: Jordan Nassar,” September 15, 2015.

Selected Bibliography of Self-Published Artist's Books

2016
A Whole New World
We Were Here First
Bellevue
Any Other Rose
Messenger of the Gods
Kahlil Gibran
2015
When It’s Naked
Ma Rose Apocalypse

Jordan Nassar

BIOGRAPHY

CV

Jordan Nassar
Would The Valleys Were Your Streets, 2017
Hand embroidered cotton on cotton
28 x 28 inches
Jordan Nassar
Scatter Them In Forest and Meadow, 2018
Hand embroidered cotton on cotton
22 x 22 inches
Jordan Nassar
The Green Paths Your Alleys, 2017
Hand embroidered cotton on cotton
20 x 20 inches
Jordan Nassar
The Cup That Holds Your Wine, 2018
Hand embroidered cotton on cotton
22 x 22 inches
Installation view at Frieze New York, 2018
Installation view at Frieze New York, 2018
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

Frieze New York: Frame, May 2 – 6 , 2018

Dunya, September 9 – October 21, 2017

CV

Jordan Nassar

1985
Born in Manhattan, NY
Lives and works in New York City

Education

2007
BA, Middlebury College, Vermont, US

Solo Exhibitions and Two Person Exhibitions

2019
The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Forthcoming)
Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (Forthcoming)
2018
Frieze New York, with Anat Ebgi, New York, NY
2017
Dunya, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Jaffa: New Works, Artport Tel Aviv, Israel
2016
No Secret with Mika Horibuchi, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015
And a Night, Evelyn Yard, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2018
Art Toronto, with Anat Ebgi, Toronto, Canada
Out Of Ink, 8 Ball, NYC, NY
A Matter Of Printing (for SMC), Supportico Lopez, Berlin, Germany
Pray For This Gallery, NYC, NY
Home Edition, Essex Flowers, NYC, NY
The New Minimalists, Abrons Art Center, NYC, NY
New Threads: Perspectives in Contemporary Fiber Art, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition, Kotonah Museum of Art, NYC, NY
2017
Bootleg T-shirt Show Part III, Printed Matter Inc., NYC, NY
Untitled Art Fair Miami, with Vigo Gallery, Miami, FL
On Longing, Arcadia Missa, NYC, NY
Overview, Samuel, Chicago, IL
Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA
Untitled, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, San Francisco, CA
2016
Summer Reading, Fortnight Institute, NYC, NY
In Residence, Las Cruxes, Houston, TX
2015
Bootleg T-Shirt Show Part II, Printed Matter, Inc., NYC, NY
Ausstellung 61, Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany
NADA NY with Evelyn Yard, London, UK
2014
June Snow, Evelyn Yard, London, UK

Group Publication Exhibitions

2016
E.A.S.T. (East Austin Studio Tour), ATM Gallery, Austin, TX
CASSANDRA, NY Art Book Fair 2016, NY
FLEX PLEX 2K16, LA Art Book Fair 2016, CA
2015
Showroom Miami, SWGR Gallery, Miami, FL
Up in Smoke 2, NY Art Book Fair 2015, NYC, NY

Artist Residencies

2017
Artport Tel Aviv, Israel
2016
ACE AIR, Ace Hotel, New York, NY

Publications

2019
Landscape Painting Now, Distributed Art Publishers (Forthcoming April 2019)
2018
"How To Sleep Faster, Issue 8" Published by Arcadia Missa, London
2017
"Zine Tornado", Published by Peter Sutherland and Maia Ruth Lee
"Violent Music", Published by Cali Thornhill Dewitt
2016
The Third Rail (Summer 2016)

Selected Press

2018
Rebecca Bengal, "How This Brooklyn-Based Artist is Transforming Traditional Palestinian Folk Art," Wall Street Journal, September 11, 2018. (Link)
"Watch: The Cross-Cultural Relationship Between Married Artists Jordan Nassar and Amir Guberstein," OUT Magazine, May 18, 2018. (Link)
Alex Bacon, "Jordan Nassar is delicately weaving a new vision into one of Palestine’s cultural legacies," Document, May 4, 2018. (Link)
Sara Roffino, "The 8 Best Booths to See at Frieze New York," Cultured Magazine, May 4, 2018. (Link)
Alexandra Weiss, "10 Must-See Artists at Frieze New York 2018," BlackBook, May 3, 2018. (Link)
Nadja Sayej, "Frieze New York: How This Year's Art Fair Got Political," The Guardian, May 3, 2018. (Link)
Hamish Bowles, "Here’s What to Go See at This Year’s Frieze Art Fair," Vogue Magazine, May 3, 2018. (Link)
Maximilíano Durón, "Preview Frieze New York 2018," ArtNews, May 1, 2018. (Link)
Gareth Harris, "Frieze to bring West Coast buzz to New York," The Art Newspaper, April 30, 2018. (Link)
Frieze New York, ARTPIL, April 22, 2018. (Link)
Aaron Hicklin, "Spinning Yarns," Out Magazine, April 2018. (Link)
2017
Leah Ollman, “Jordan Nassar at Anat Ebgi: Palestinian cross stitch art as boundary breaker,” Los Angeles Times, October 21, 2017.
2016
Molly Taylor, “New Establishment,” Elephant Magazine Issue 28, Autumn 2016.
Feature on Littlestar Weekly, www.littlestarjournal.com, August 1, 2016.
2015
LVL3, “Artist of the Week: Jordan Nassar,” September 15, 2015.

Selected Bibliography of Self-Published Artist's Books

2016
A Whole New World
We Were Here First
Bellevue
Any Other Rose
Messenger of the Gods
Kahlil Gibran
2015
When It’s Naked
Ma Rose Apocalypse