Jen Valendar (AU)

Jen Valender is an Australasian artist who was born in Aotearoa and is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Her practice investigates methods that compress complex experiences, histories and ethical dilemmas into simple gestures through projection, moving image, sound, sculpture and performance. Grounded in the cinematic, she is inspired by wit, material conditions, conceptual paradoxes, poetic problematics and a resolute blurring of the art/life dichotomy. Jen has exhibited in galleries and public spaces in Australia, France, Germany, South Africa and Portugal. She holds an MFA (Research) from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and BFA (Visual Arts) from MADA, Monash University.