About

Through solo and collaborative practices, Jordan Azcune explores notions of utopia, the ineffable, and larger ideas of optimism. Raised as a Jehovahs's Witness and growing up queer, his approach to art making begins with a fluency in biblical theology and uses related visual cues of the 20th century to reconsider histories which map the conflicting intersection of emotion, spirituality, and monumentality. These references are translated by using ancient and contemporary techniques to reveal a fragile state of observance and communion with reality.  


Azcune lives and works in South East Queensland. In 2016 he completed Honours in Fine Art at Queensland University of Technology and has since completed a mentorship in Public Art with Lincoln Austin and is apprenticing with theologian and iconographer Leonard Brown on Byzantine Gold work . Azcune’s work has been exhibited across Brisbane, the Gold Coast regional Queensland and Nationally.

Currently Azcune is currently exhibiting as part of the Churchie Emerging Art Prize hosted by the IMA.

Contact

Jordan.r.azcune@gmail.com

Earnestandson@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

MIAMI/MIAMI THE WALLS, Gold Coast (Forthcoming November 2019)

A Modest Creation About Ambition, HASSELL Architects Brisbane studio 14th March - 28th March 2019

Open Studio, THE WALLS 20th January 2019

Raw Prawn, Cut Thumb ARI 29th January 2016

TAH Gallery, Cleveland 17th July 2013

TAH Gallery, Cleveland 30th November 2012

Group Exhibitions

Elements, Home of the Arts (HOTA) grounds Curated by THE WALLS (Forthcoming December 2019)

The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2019, IMA 13th September 2019

Brisbane Quarter, Innerspace Contemporary Art 14th - 28th April 2019

PRIZE NO PRIZE 2018, THE WALLS Miami 1st December 2018

Toowoomba Emerging Art Prize, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery 9th September - 10th October 2018

Swell Sculpture Festival 2017, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 8th-17th September 2017 

Hatched: National Graduate Show 2017,  Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 6th May - 18th June 2017

Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF), 11th January - 3rd February 2017

2016 QUT Graduate Exhibition, 14th – 21st November 2016

Redlands City Art Gallery,11th September – 5th October 2016

Spring Break Frank Moran Memorial Hall, 20th -30th September 2016

In Residence: Shift 2 In Residence ARI, 3rd June 2016

KUNSTBUNKER_01 [JANUS]  KunstBunker, 7th May 2016

Excerpts: 2015 BFA (Visual Arts) Showcase Exhibition, QUT the Block, 3rd- 6th November 2015

SEND HELP | QUT Graduate Exhibition QUT Art Studios, 3rd – 5th November 2015

R U srs? QUT Creative Industries Precinct, 10th – 23rd August 2015

R U srs? QUT Creative Industries Precinct   (Collaborative work), 10th – 23rd August 2015

Lost Movements X,  The Foundry Brisbane, 22nd August 2015

Connections Between, (Post Datum) QUT Art Studios,12th October 2014

The Artcrowd launching night, RPAC, 25 August 2014

Creative Generation, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), 10th May – 11th August 2013

Creative Generation, Griffith Art Gallery (Gold Coast), 13th October 2012

Awards and Prizes

The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2019 Finalist (Forthcoming)

Toowoomba Emerging Art Prize Award 2018

Hild Chenhall Painting Scholarship 2016

Residences

2019 MIAMI/MIAMI, Through THE WALLS (Gold Coast), exchange in Miami FL to research late Art Deco architecture and design in relation to queer culture.

Photo by Yaseera Moosa

Photo by Yaseera Moosa 2019