2018 Season II & III

JASON FILE (Netherlands/UK)

Artist Statement/ Biography

Jason File (b.1976, USA, lives/works The Hague, NL and London, UK) is an artist, university lecturer in fine art, and United Nations war crimes prosecutor. Among other things, his multimedia art practice investigates the use of law as an artistic medium, and overlaps with the fields of history, politics, human rights and armed conflict. He is currently examining institutional contexts where the language and forms of drawing, print, sculpture, performance and videography are expressed for alternate purposes, such as testimony, evidence, mapping, economic exchange and the exercise of political power.


Recent exhibitions, artist talks and performances include: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Stroom Den Haag; International Print Biennale; SPACE (London); Cøpperfield (London); The Ryder (London); Drawing Room (London); Paul Mellon Centre for British Art; and Grand Rapids Art Museum. Art fairs include: London Art Fair and Art Rotterdam. Press includes Arte Television, Art Monthly, and Frieze. Collections and prizes include: Zabludowicz Collection, the Mead Fellowship, and ArtPrize Juried Grand Prize Finalist (selected by Hrag Vartanian). He holds fine art degrees from the Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, and the Royal Academy of Art, Netherlands, where he teaches. He also holds degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and law from Yale, Oxford and Yale Law School.