CV

Jack Jelfs is an artist based in London, whose work combines sculptural, video and text elements with electronics and live performance. His interests include questions about the nature of consciousness, ontology, ritual, divinatory systems and the limits of language. He has released music under various aliases and performed or exhibited at venues including Tate Modern, the Barbican, Serpentine Gallery, FACT (Liverpool) and CCCB (Barcelona).

Exhibitions, Events, Commissions

 

2019

Ministry of Sound, London - performance with Haroon Mirza and GAIKA for DRAF Evening of Performances / Frieze London

 

CCCB, Barcelona - 'Quantica' group show

 

2018

FACT, Liverpool - 'Broken Symmetries' group show, touring Europe 2019-21 (opens November 2018)

 

Lisson Gallery, London - ‘The Wave Epoch’, collaborative performance with Haroon Mirza, GAIKA and Elijah

 

Brighton Festival – ‘The Wave Epoch’, collaborative performance with Haroon Mirza, GAIKA and Elijah

 

2017

 

European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) – COLLIDE residency (joint award with Haroon Mirza)

 

2016

 

Tate Modern Gallery, Uniqlo Tate Lates - ‘Field Effect 1’ (part of Hackoustic group show)

 

David Roberts Art Foundation, London - Performance with Haroon Mirza & Richard Strange

 

‘MILK’ – instrument commission for Jo Thomas

 

Hackoustic Festival, London (group show)

 

Blackheath Halls, London - 'Ma-Loop' (solo show)

 

Hackoustic workshop presentation, London Hackspace

 

Conservatoire, London - 'Stop / Start' (solo show)

 

Serpentine Gallery, London - Performance with Haroon Mirza and Shiva Feshareki

 

2015

 

Performance with Shiva Feshareki - Graham Dunning's 'Fractal Meat on a Spongy Bone' show, NTS Radio

 

Roundhouse, London - performance with Shiva Feshareki – London Contemporary Orchestra Hub Sessions

 

Barbican, London - performance in Haroon Mirza and Shiva Feshareki's 'The Calling'

 

‘Box of Joy’ – instrument commission for Shiva Feshareki

 

Awards

 

COLLDE International Award (joint recipient with Haroon Mirza)

 

Talks and Publications

 

Zabludowicz Collection Master Class – talk with Haroon Mirza (2019)

Entanglement: the Opera at RCA - 'Falling Off the Cutting Edge of Physics' talk (2019)

Linecheck Festival, Milan - panel discussion with Sabina Barcucci, Gadi Sassoon and William Russell (2018)

FACT, Liverpool - panel discussion with Jose-Carlos Mariategui, Monica Bello, Seth Ayyaz, Diann Bauer and Haroon Mirza (2018)

‘Investigating “Phantom Visual Imagery” in an Anechoic Dark Room – Anecdotal Report’, in ‘For A Partnership Society’ (hrm199, Elizabeth Neilson, Haroon Mirza, published by Zabludowicz Collection) (2018)

Zabludowicz Collection – talk with Haroon Mirza (2018)

Lighthouse, Brighton - talk with Alli Beddoes, Elijah and Haroon Mirza (2018)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – talk with Haroon Mirza and Suchitra Sebastian (2017)

 

Education

 

Imperial College London – MSci Physics with Theoretical Physics (First Class Honours)               

 

University of Liverpool – BA (Hons) Philosophy with English Literature                             

 

Cheltenham & Gloucester College – BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design