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JORDAN J. WEBER
Born Des Moines, Iowa - 1984
 

EDUCATION
Kirkwood College, 2004-2007
Simpson College, 2003-2004
Harvard/MIT LOEB college of Architecture and Urban Planning
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS/PROGRAMS
2019
Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There, No Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Walker Art Center Artist in Residence, Minneapolis, MN
Anonymous Donor, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
Museum of Broken Windows, New York, NY

2018
SOZE Agency, New York, New York
Plaid Progress Intersect Art Center, St. Louis, MO

2017
Sensible Disobedience El Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Where We Land, Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
Open Engagement, Organize Resist, Chicago IL
Organize Resist/A Man Was Lynched by Police (Dread Scott) collaboration, 50/50 Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2016
Make America Great “Again”, White Box Gallery, New York, NY
Working Forces, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
Truth to Power, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Manifest: Justice, Los Angeles, CA
RESPOND, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Make Their Gold Teeth Ache (curated), Des Moines, IA
Four Person Solo, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2014
Street, Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, NE
Four Solo, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2013
Four Solos, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Grand Opening, The Space Gallery, Chicago, IL
Four Solos, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2011
Untitled, Fluxx Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Untitled, Davenport Gallery, Davenport, CA

2009
Pop Something, Instinct Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Spring Show, Art Dive Gallery, Des Moines, IA
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019-2020
Walker Art Center Artist in Residence, Minneapolis, MN

2018
kNOw Spaces, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

2017
Crabs in a Bucket, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2016
If We Can’t Blast Through, I’ll Burn Through, Gallery 38, Los Angeles, CA
Body Snatchers, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

2014
NGC6062, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA
With or Without Salt, Young Blood? Pet Shop Gallery, Omaha, NE

2012
Young Bloods, Fluxx Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2010
23 Cents, Fluxx Gallery, Des Moines, IA


COMMUNITY PROJECTS/PROGRAMS
2019
Inspired By Malcolm X and 4MX Greenhouse (Blade of Grass, Studio Museum, Weeksville) Brooklyn, NYC

2018
4MX Greenhouse, Malcolm X birth site, Omaha, NE
CFUM Kerry James Marshall youth program, Des Moines, IA
‘United’ Basketball court community project, MLK park, Des Moines, IA

2017
CFUM Community vertical garden youth workshop, Des Moines, IA
CFUM Social Practice youth 3-week summer program, Des Moines, IA
Found Neighborhood Objects youth programming, Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
Organize Resist /A Man Was Lynched by Police (Dread Scott) collaboration, 50/50 Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2016
#KnowJustice Incarcerated Youth Self-Empowerment Program, Art Force Iowa, Des Moines, IA

2015
Anti-Displacement Youth Mural Project, Oakland Youth Engaged-The Unity Council, Oakland, CA
Native Grass Meditation Mound Installations #2, Des Moines, IA
6th Avenue Empowerment Murals, Children and Family Urban Movement, Des Moines, IA
Street Art Empowerment Workshops, Children and Family Urban Movement, Des Moines, IA
Graffiti Tutorial with Mobile Art Gallery, Children and Family Urban Movement, Des Moines, IA
Summer in the City-Street Art Tutorial, YMCA of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines, IA

2014
Street Knowledge, RunDSM, Des Moines, IA
Black Enlightenment Meditation Installation, Salt Flats, UT
Art Activist Tutorial with Mobile Box Truck Art Gallery, Summer in the City, Evelyn Davis Park, Des Moines, IA
Environmental Mural Project, Jefferson Elementary School, Des Moines, IA
Street Art and Graffiti Workshops, Oakridge Neighborhood Services, Des Moines, IA
African American Leadership Forum Murals, Oakridge Neighborhood Services, Des Moines, IA Graffiti

2013
Summer Arts Program, Evelyn Davis Park, Des Moines, IA
Summer Arts Empowerment Program, Children and Family Urban Movement, Des Moines, IA

2012
Summer Arts Empowerment Program, Children and Family Urban Movement, Des Moines, IA Environmental Arts Program, Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa, Des Moines, IA

2011
Arts Programmer, Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa, Des Moines, IA

2010
Arts Programmer, Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa, Des Moines, IA


AWARDS
2018
Blade of Grass Fellow
USA Fellowship nominee
Joan Mitchell Fellowship Nominee

2016
Tanne Foundation Award
USA Artist Fellowship Nominee
Joan Mitchell Fellowship Nominee

2015
Des Moines Public Art Foundation fellowship/grant
Iowa Arts Council Artist Fellowship
African American Leadership Forum Fellow


LECTURES & ARTIST TALKS
2019
Inspired By Malcolm X and 4MX Greenhouse ( Blade of Grass, Studio Museum, Weeksville) Brooklyn, NYC
Iowa State University guest Social Practice lecturer Ames, IA

2018
Macalester College lectures related to kNOw Space, St. Paul, MN

2017
Midwest Museums Keynote Speaker, Social Practices and Museum Community Integration

2015-16
A Panel Discussion Dread Scott, John Sims and Jordan Weber, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Dread Scott and Jordan Weber, Colby College, Waterville, ME
Social Practices, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Bits, Pixels, Practice, Iowa State University College of Design, Ames, IA

2014
Gallery Practices, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Police Brutality Counter Tactics through Art, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

2013
Activism Through Street Art and Eastern Philosophies, Drake University, Des Moines, IA


PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
Body as Battle Ground Jordan Weber, Temporary Art Review/Arts Black, St. Louis, MO 2017
In Conversion with Artist Jordan Weber, ALIVE Magazine, 2017
Artists take on issues of race and police brutality, The Des Moines Register, February 26, 2016
We’ve Always Been Here: A Portrait of the US by Two Black Artists, Hyperallergic, August 12, 2015
Jordan Weber on Police, Art & Lost Basketball Dreams, Art for Amnesty, July 8, 2015
Pop-up Exhibit Provokes Conversation on Manifest Justice, NBC4 News- Southern California, May 7, 2015
Episode One: Jordan Weber, #TheArtInfluencer, May 12, 2015
150 artists and a Ferguson, Mo., police car at political pop-up Manifest Justice, Los Angeles Times, April 30, 2015
Des Moines man makes statement as artful activist, The Washington Times, March 22, 2014
Des Moines artist sparks discussion with Ferguson piece, The Des Moines Register, December 18, 2014
Sao Paulo, Architectural Digest, September 2013
Nomadic Sojourns Journal, Volume II, August 15, 2013
Where They Create, DSM Magazine, April 22, 2013


BOARD MEMBER
Kerry James Marshall, A Monumental Journey
Grandview College Visual Art and Design Program, cshadur@gmail.com
Bemis Center for the Arts project panel, Omaha, NE
CFUM board member Des Moines, IA