Jordan Weber

Thematic Residency, 2020

Jordan Weber is a Des Moines based multi-disciplinary artist and activist who works at the cross section of social justice and environmental justice. His work has been exhibited at White Box Gallery, New York; The Luminary, St. Louis, MO; The Bemis Art Center, Omaha, NE; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; Smack Mellon, New York; Manifest Justice, Los Angeles. Weber is best known for his deconstructed police vehicles turned community gardens/workout equipment and recontextualized abandoned structures. Awards and fellowships include A Blade of Grass fellowship NYC, Tanne Foundation fellow, Des Moines Public Art Foundation fellowship and the African American Leadership Forum Fellowship. He is the 2019-2020 artist in residence at the world-renowned Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN.

To counter environmental racism against body and land, Weber builds projects that seek to collectively open community landscapes in restricted environments. Throughout his 13-year practice, he has worked and learned collaboratively with communities defined by landscapes of geographic and economic disadvantage.