Born 1976, Marquette, Michigan, USA.
Lives and works in London, UK and The Hague, Netherlands.
Languages: English and French.
Jason File (b.1976, Marquette, Michigan, USA) is an artist, university lecturer in fine art, and war crimes prosecutor who lives and works between London, UK and The Hague, Netherlands. He holds degrees in fine art from the Chelsea College of Arts, London, and the Royal Academy of Art, Netherlands (2013), where he currently teaches. He also holds degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and law from Yale (1998), Oxford (2000) and Yale Law School (2004). File’s work has been recognized through collections and awards, including the Zabludowicz Collection Future Map Prize (2014), the Mead Fellowship, University of the Arts London (2014), and selection as ArtPrize Juried Grand Prize Finalist (USA, 2014, selected by Hrag Vartanian) and Celeste Prize selected artist (Italy, 2014, selected by Andrew Hunt). Solo and two-person exhibitions and projects include: The Ryder Projects, London (2015); Stroom, The Hague (2015 & 2016); Ovalhouse, London (2014); and X Marks the Bökship, London (2011). Group exhibitions include: NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (2018); Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2017); GEMAK, The Hague (2015); Cøpperfield, London (2015); Grand Rapids Art Museum, USA (2014); International Print Biennale, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle (2014); SPACE, London (2014); Atelierhaus der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna (2014). Artist talks include: Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, London (2016) and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015). Art fairs include: London Art Fair (2016) and Art Rotterdam (2016). Press includes Art Monthly, Frieze (2016) and Artforum (2014). He co-curated "The Observer Effect" at GEMAK in The Hague in 2015.
Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague
Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London
École du Louvre, Paris
Yale Law School
University of Oxford
Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions and Projects
Selected Group Exhibitions
NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, "fluid CURRENCY"
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, "Lockers v2"
International Print Biennale 2014, Hatton Gallery, Great North Museum, Newcastle, UK
27 June - 8 August 2014
With Keith Coventry, Jane Kent, Bedwyr Williams, et al.
Selected by David Nash RA, Stephen Coppel (British Museum) and Susan Tallman (Art in Print)
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, Degree Show
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, "Translations"
Red Gate Gallery, Brixton, London, "LINK"
Art Rotterdam (Cøpperfield Gallery, Stand 090)
11-14 February 2016 (VIP opening 10 Feb.), with Spencer Anthony (Ryan Gander), Jane Bustin, Joe Fletcher Orr, JonesSmithJohnson, littlewhitehead and David Rickard
Selected Performances & Screenings
Cøpperfield Gallery, London
11 March 2015
Embassy Festival, The Hague
7 September 2013
Eight Hours Overtime, International Club The Hague
Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Open Day Exhibition, The Hague
Performance, Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague
Public Voting (performance), Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague
10 October 2012
Half-Mile Radius (performance), SW1, London
6 May 2010
Collections, Commissions, Grants & Awards
Chelsea College of Art and Design, Special Collections (acquisition of Financial Crisis in the Art World, 2010, edition 1)
Tate Britain, London – short-listed for Tate Hoarding competition
Books, Articles & Postings
Exhibition Catalogue, The Observer Effect, GEMAK, The Hague, catalogue essay by Philip Peters (2015)
Arts London News, Edwige Dubois, "Ovalhouse Honours Two Chelsea Alumni," 19 February 2014
Pimlico People, James Mass, "Chelsea College of Art and Design student wins Tate Britain competition," 24 June 2011
Arts London News, Andrew Willis, “XHIBIT showcases UAL’s Emerging Talent,” 11 March 2010
Lectures, Talks, Teaching and Radio/Television
Stroom, The Hague, Artist's Talk and Finissage, A Crushed Image, 12 April 2015
Stroom, The Hague, Artist's Talk, Stroom Circle, 20 March 2015
WOOD Radio 106.9FM/1300AM, Radio Interview, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, 10 October 2014
Contemporary Art Society, Artist's Talk at International Print Biennale, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, 28 June 2014
Writing and Curating
Exhibition Catalogue Text, "An Existential Moment," for Tim Loveless: Srebrenica , Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, 9 July 2016 - 30 August 2016 (English / Bosanski (Bosnian) / Hrvatski (Croatian) / Српски (Serbian))