Approved: 19.01.2015

Jad Oakes

Artist, Maker

Approved: 19.01.2015

Jad is a multidisciplinary visual artist working with ideas of time, memory, remembrance and preservation. His process and work is often inspired by and produced from found and researched camera imagery, sensitively appropriated into new forms using varied media. His interest in using found photographic and moving images stems from the romantic idea that they act as artefacts of our memories. The process of appropriating these images that have either been lost, forgotten, missed, or even heavily engrained in our cultural memory produces a new artefact which seeks to act as a monument to preserve and encapsulate these memories, and to present them in a new light.

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      Jad is a multidisciplinary visual artist working with ideas of time, memory, remembrance and preservation. His process and work is often inspired by and produced from found and researched camera imagery, sensitively appropriated into new forms using varied media. His interest in using found photographic and moving images stems from the romantic idea that they act as artefacts of our memories. The process of appropriating these images that have either been lost, forgotten, missed, or even heavily engrained in our cultural memory produces a new artefact which seeks to act as a monument to preserve and encapsulate these memories, and to present them in a new light.

       

      Born in Sharjah, U.A.E (1982), to a British father and a Lebanese mother. In 1985 the family relocated to London, U.K where Jad currently lives and works. Having always had a keen interest for the visual he attended Chelsea college of art to do his foundation studies, then continued to study a BA in fine art painting at Central Saint Martins followed by a one year professional photography practice at the London College of Printing. Since finishing his studies, Jad has been commissioned as a professional photographer and has exhibited his visual art in group and solo shows in the United Kingdom.

      CV & Education

      EDUCATION

      2000 - 2001 CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART 

      FOUNDATION STUDIES

      2001 - 2004 CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, LONDON

      BA FINE ART PAINTING 

      2005 - 2006 LONDON COLLEGE OF PRINTING, UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, LONDON

      PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRACTICE

       

      2016

      By Other Means - London

      ARtBoM

      2016

      Metro

      Portrait Salon

      2016

      ArtWest Unit 13

      Artefacts

      2016

      IPA - International Photography Awards - Honourable Mention - Romantic Dreams of War

      2016

      HeadOn PHOTO FESTIVAL - MUSEUM OF SYDNEY

      2015

      galleryELL

      artists@WAR (GROUP SHOW)

      2015

      CANDIDA STEVENS FINE ART GALLERY

      TRACES OF PLACES (GROUP SHOW)

      2013

      ARTWEST

      ARTWEST 2013 (GROUP SHOW)

      2011

      GALLERY STUDIO 35

      THE FALLEN (SOLO SHOW)

      2011

      GREAT WESTERN STUDIOS GALLERY

      6X6 (GROUP SHOW)

      2010

      BLACKALL GALLERY

      WAR AND THE BODY (GROUP SHOW)

      2009

      GALLERY STUDIO 35

      ONCE I WAS (SOLO SHOW)

      2007

      GLUE BERLIN

      ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS (GROUP SHOW)

      2007

      No.9 HILLGATE GALLERY

      FACT, FICTION & FANTASY (SOLO SHOW)

      2006

      LCP GALLERY

      LCP GALLERY 2006 (GROUP SHOW)

      2004

      UNTITLED ARTISTS FAIR

      UNTITLED ARTISTS FAIR 2004 (GROUP SHOW)