Competition: US & Canada
Jenny Lion works with film and video in cinematic, participatory, and gallery contexts. Originally trained as a dancer, she frequently collaborates, in groups and with individuals, and often over long periods of time. Her curatorial projects focusing on artists’ film/video and expanded documentary practices have exhibited widely, and her individual and collective video work has screened internationally. She has received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Jerome, Donner, and Bush Foundations. She has re-enacted pioneering video artist Wendy Clarke’s participatory video project The Love Tapes and is currently collaborating with Clarke. She works with The Center for Land-Use Interpretation (CLUI) and was a resident at the CLUI Wendover Residence Program in Utah. She is currently a participant in the Wexner Center Film/Video Studio Residency Program, where she is completing a body of cinematic and installation works exploring landscapes of historic resonance in Nevada and Utah. Her book Magnetic North, Canadian Experimental Video was published by the Walker Art Center and University of Minnesota Press. She is a 2021 Creative Capital Awardee.