Aesthetics of Evidence - Jason File in conversation with Jon Sharples at Simmons & Simmons


I'm excited to participate in an in-conversation event with Jon Sharples, hosted by the Simmons & Simmons Art Network at the start of Frieze Week this year. We'll be talking about artistic strategies for creatively using evidence or other legal-institutional materials as an artistic medium and what these strategies can teach us about the testimonial properties of objects and records; the way institutional process can dictate aesthetic outcomes; and the notion of performance inside the institutional machinery of truth seeking. The event will run from 7:00 - 8:30pm on 1 October 2018, at Simmons & Simmons, CityPoint, One Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9SS. It's free, but ticketed -- tickets can be reserved here. I hope to see you there!


Residency Sponsorship - Thank you to the Netherland America Foundation!

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More great news today: The Netherland America Foundation is joining Stroom in funding my participation in the NARS Foundation Residency in Brooklyn, NY this April-June 2018. I wish to express my deep gratitude to Nina Glorie, the NAF Program & Membership Administrator, as well as the selection committee that agreed to support my project so generously. Thank you for making my participation in this residency program possible!


Residency Exhibition Sponsorship - Thank you to Stroom Den Haag!

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Great news today: Stroom Den Haag is funding my participation in the NARS Foundation Residency Exhibition to be held in June 2018. A big thank you goes to Connie van Driel, who manages the Stroom SPOT subsidies, Director Arno van Roosmalen, and everyone at Stroom who makes The Hague such a progressive and nurturing community for contemporary artists. 


Artist-in-Residence, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

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I was recently selected to participate in the International Residency Program at the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, NY! If all goes well with funding support, I expect to be in residence from April through June 2018 while taking a brief sabbatical from the legal world. I am looking forward very much to this period of full-time studio practice, studio visits, and spending time with my fellow residents from around the world!


Lockers v2 Exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


I'm excited to be a part of the Lockers v2 exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, curated by Diego Diez (my outstanding former KABK student) and Borja Llobregat, with an all-day opening/exhibition event on Friday, 12 May. Great line-up of artists: Fina Anjou | Gwenneth Boelens | Alan Bolumar | Niklas Büscher | June Crespo | Anna Dot | Zoë Field | Deniz Eroglu | Priscila Fernandes | Jason File | Cristina Garrido | Indriķis Gelzis | Rubén Grilo | Dieuwertje Hehewerth | Femke Herregraven | Lars Tcf Holdhus | Carlos Irijalba | Natalia Jordanova | Maria Nolla | David Ostrowski | Ian Waelder


Art Rotterdam, 11-14 February 2016


Come to Art Rotterdam 11-14 February 2016 at the Van Nelle factory, and you can see my work as part of a great stand put together by Will Lunn around the theme of authorship, featuring: Spencer Anthony (Ryan Gander), Jane Bustin, Jason File, Joe Fletcher Orr, JonesSmithJohnson, littlewhitehead and David Rickard. Copperfield Gallery, Booth 90. VIP preview, 10 February, 6-10pm.

Cultural Capital Series @ London Art Fair and Showroom, London

Come see some of my newest work at the London Art Fair in Islington, 20-24 January 2016, with a 19 January VIP preview (3-6pm) and reception (6-9pm).

Other works from the same series will be on display at the Mead Scholars and Fellows Showcase at the Showroom, 272 High Holborn, on every day from 18 January - 3 April, Monday to Friday: 9am - 8pm, Saturday to Sunday: 9am - 6pm.


The Observer Effect, GEMAK, The Hague: Opening 17 July 5-7pm, Re-opening 31 July 5-7pm

Come to the opening of this group exhibition I am co-curating with Waalko Dingemans at GEMAK in The Hague on 17 July from 5-7pm. Featured artists are:  Zehra Arslan, Lewis Davidson, Waalko Dingemans, Jason File, Naomi Fitzsimmons, Libby Ireland, and Marijn Ottenhof. 

The opening reception will feature live performances and unique interactive  experiences. A re-opening reception on Friday, 31 July from 5-7pm will re-introduce the exhibition, re-framed in a new way in response to data collected from visitors.

Many thanks to Stroom and GEMAK for supporting this exhibition.

Et Mon Droit, Copperfield, London - Private View

Et Mon Droit, a group exhibition at Copperfield Gallery, London on art and law, featuring the work of David Birkin, Etienne Chambaud, Jason File, Marco Godoy, Jill Magid and Carey Young, will open with a private view on Wednesday 27 May 2015 from 6-9pm. The exhibition runs through 11 July. More details here.

UPDATE: Roundtable discussion, Wed. 24 June 2015, 6:30pm, featuring a panel of speakers including: Professor Costas Douzinas, Dr Joan Kee, Jason File, Dr Jo Melvin, Daniel McClean, Dr Nina Power, Carey Young.  Chaired by William Lunn. More details here.