Mel Jordan, Prof.

Coventry University, UK

Mel Jordan is an artist, academic and founding member of the Partisan Social Club. Jordan is Professor of Art & the Public Sphere, Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University. Her research is concerned with the potential of art as a political tool through its role as a form of opinion formation in the public domain. Jordan is principal editor of Art & the Public Sphere Journal (2009). Exhibitions include Istanbul Biennial, Liverpool Biennial, BAK, Utrecht, Wysing Arts, Cambridge, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, the ICA London, Centro Cultural, Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain. Recent journal articles include ‘Toppling Statues, Affective Publics and the Lessons of Black Lives Matter Movement’, (2021) (with Dave Beech) ‘On Trying to be Collective’ (2020) (with Andy Hewitt). Jordan is Co-i on the SPACEX. She is Work Package Leader 2: PRACTICES, and Work Package 5: Communication, Dissemination and Outreach.

Secondment destinations:
Sirius Cork, Ireland: April, August, Sept 2022
Transparadiso, Vienna, Austria: 2023
Laboratory of Urban Commons, Athens, Greece: 2023
Casco, Utrecht, The Netherlands: 2024
Wonder Cabinet, Bethlehem, Palestine: 2025