menu clear direct_eyes_menu direct_eyes_roundel_esp direct_eyes_roundel_ep shopping_basket arrow_back arrow_forward attach_file launch

Artists Index: Jade Blackstock

Jade Blackstock (B. 1993, Birmingham, UK) is a performance artist. Her work explores conversations between inner/outer, bodily/material worlds, and how historical, cultural and personal memory/movements inform them. She looks at Black ancestral traditions, myths and materialities that articulate and interrogate ongoing colonial systems and manifest and develop within Black diasporic contexts. She seeks to highlight how the body, material and space have shared capabilities of transferring and embodying collective memory, which bears importance in our understanding of selves and each other. Themes of race, feminism, rootlessness/rootedness, class and loss are present in her work. Jade earned her BA in Fine Art Practice and Psychology from the University of Worcester and her MA in Contemporary Art Practice: Performance from the Royal College of Art. Her work has been shown internationally, including in SPILL Festival of Performance, Ipswich, Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, the National Museum of Modern Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea, and Uppsala Kunstmuseum, Sweden.