JENNY DONOVAN

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Nov 29th 2015 to Dec 13th 2015
  • FROM : USA

Jenny Donovan is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Tijuana-San Diego border. Her work addresses the ontology of boundaries and liminal spaces through presence/absence phenomena. She works between literary (writing and translation) and visual practices to grapple with power relationships embedded in gender, race, sexuality, language, and geography: borders that we all constantly negotiate. She works in and through these disciplines to complicate our daily relationship to the ways power mutates and culturally limits the individual, and through the individual, the collective. Her process of making work is about intimate, small gestures that can infiltrate and complicate larger circuits of information; it is a movement toward thinking through the body that seeks to counteract the violence inherent in certain gestures, such as naming, by breaking them down and using poetic space to reconstitute them in a way that allows us to see beyond the surface.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Mexico at spaces including the Centro Cultural Tijuana, El Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil in Mexico City, and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco and El Museo Nacional de La Ciudad de México in Mexico City, among other spaces.