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( – 1985), USA

Jordan Nassar Biography

Jordan Nassar, (b. 1985, New York City) is a visual artist who works primarily with textiles, specialising in works inspired by traditional Palestinian embroidery. With his hand-embroidered textile pieces, he addresses the intersection of craft, language, history, (geo)politics, and technology.

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Using geometric patterning adapted from Islamic symbols present in traditional Palestinian hand embroidery, which he creates via computer and then meticulously hand stitches, Nassar examines conflicting issues of identity and cultural participation. Nassar does not simply import or recontextualise Palestinian traditions; he brings them in contact with his own Western artistic background.

Beginning with the intricacies of identity and cultural participation, as a Palestinian-American, Jordan Nassar treats traditional craft more as medium than a topic, examining subjects such as cultural heritage, ownership, exchange, and absorption; emigrant nostalgia for the 'homeland' and its generational repercussions; geography, politics, and orientalism; symbology, codes, and language systems; superstition and religious belief; post-internet visual language; and representational and geometric abstraction.

His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, including The New Minimalists, Abrons Art Center, NYC, USA (2018); Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition, Katonah Museum of Art, NY, USA (2018); Dunya, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2017); And a Night, Evelyn Yard, London, UK (2016); and Ausstellung 61, Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2015).

He lives and works in New York City.

Text courtesy The Third Line.

Farah Al Qasimi, Curtain Shop (2019) (detail). Archival inkjet print. 102 x 76 cm. Courtesy The Third Line. 

Jordan Nassar Featured Artworks

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there where mornings go by Jordan Nassar contemporary artwork
Jordan Nassarthere where mornings go, 2020Hand-embroidered cotton on cotton
46 x 90 cm
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In The Yellow Lake by Jordan Nassar contemporary artwork
Jordan NassarIn The Yellow Lake, 2020Hand-embroidered cotton on cotton
53 x 81 cm
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Lion's Gate by Jordan Nassar contemporary artwork
Jordan NassarLion's Gate, 2019Hand embroidered cotton on cotton, artist frame
38 1/2 x 33 inches
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Gate of the Pillar by Jordan Nassar contemporary artwork
Jordan NassarGate of the Pillar, 2019Hand embroidered cotton on cotton, artist frame
32 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches
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Zion's Gate by Jordan Nassar contemporary artwork
Jordan NassarZion's Gate, 2019Hand embroidered cotton on cotton, artist frame
33 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches
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Gate of the Tribes by Jordan Nassar contemporary artwork
Jordan NassarGate of the Tribes, 2019Hand embroidered cotton on cotton, artist frame
20 x 33 inches
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You Confused My Heart by Jordan Nassar contemporary artwork
Jordan NassarYou Confused My Heart, 2018Hand embroidered cotton on cotton
30.48 x 86.36 cm
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You confused my heart by Jordan Nassar contemporary artwork
Jordan NassarYou confused my heart, 2018Hand embroidered cotton on cotton
12 x 34 inches
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Jordan Nassar Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, There Is Fiction In The Space Between at The Third Line, Dubai
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23 March–31 May 2020 Group Exhibition There Is Fiction In The Space Between The Third Line, Dubai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Home is not a place at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles
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8 June–13 July 2019 Group Exhibition Home is not a place Anat Ebgi

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Finding Both Comfort and Challenge in the Idea of “Home” Related Press Finding Both Comfort and Challenge in the Idea of “Home” 2 July 2019, Harry Tafoya

Home is Not a Place affords its artists a great degree of freedom to explore the nuances of 'home.' The sum of their efforts amounts to a tapestry that threads love and dread into a cohesive whole.

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