People / Jess MacCormack

Jess MacCormack’s practice engages with the intersection of institutional violence and the socio-political reality of personal trauma. Working with communities and individuals affected by stigma and oppression, MacCormack uses cultural platforms and distribution networks to facilitate collaborations which position art as a tool to engender personal and political agency. Their recent works integrate performance, installation, animation, video, publications, web art and digital art in collaborations, social interventions, community projects and anonymous collectives – that explore issues of corporate control, nationalism, human rights, criminalization, HIV/AIDS, racism, colonialism, transphobia, and sexual assault. They have an MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from the Bauhaus University (2008) and was an Assistant Professor of Studio Arts at Concordia University (2010-2013).

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