Jean-Paul Kelly

Biography

Jean-Paul Kelly explores the relationship between materiality and perception. His videos and exhibitions question the limits of representation by examining complex associations in the production, reception, and circulation of documentary material. Kelly’s work has been exhibited at Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), Delfina Foundation (London), Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides (Saint-Jérôme), Oakville Galleries, Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus), The Power Plant (Toronto), Mercer Union (Toronto), and Gallery TPW (Toronto). His videos have screened at Canada House (London), Courtisane Festival (Ghent) and at international film festivals in Rotterdam, New York and Toronto. He has held artist residencies at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (New York) and Delfina Foundation (London); and was a guest artist at the 2018 Brakhage Center Symposium (Boulder) and the 2013 Flaherty Seminar (Hamilton). Kelly received the 2015 Images Festival Award and the 2014 Kazuko Trust Award from the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Exhibition

Jean-Paul Kelly. A sensation best described by another
2019.05.15 - 07.13

Jean-Paul Kelly’s work questions the limits of representation by examining complex associations in the production, reception, and circulation of documentary material, using found images and films often sourced from online archives. VOX is hosting his first solo exhibition in Montreal.

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