j.p.mot (b. 1982 in Montréal) lives and work between Montréal and Brooklyn

•Educations:
2013 - 15 | MFA in Visual Art | Columbia University, New York - USA
2010 - 12 | MA in Communication| Université du Québec, Montréal - Canada
2006 - 09 | BFA in Visual Art and New Media | Université du Québec, Montréal - Canada
2005 - 06 | Certificate in Marketing | Haute Études Commerciales, Montréal - Canada

•Awards:
2021 | CALQ | Quebec Arts and Letters Council – Research Grant (Canada)
2020 | Foundation for Contemporary Art (FCA) | Experimental work support (USA)
2020 | New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) | Tri-States Funds (USA)
2020 | The trust for Governors Island | NARS Foundation (USA)
2020 | New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) | Mentorship Program (USA)
2019 | Wassaic Project | Fellowship grant (USA)
2019 | The Three Shadow Photography Art Center | Datong Cultural & Artists Exchange (China)
2019 | Mass MOCA | Fellowship grant (USA)
2018 | Canada Council for the Art | Art Abroad Residency Program (Canada/USA)
2018 | New York Art Residency Studio (NARS) Foundation | Fellowship - NARS International Residency (USA)
2015 | Tropical 9/Lasalle College | Research & travelling | USA - Singapore
2015 | Morty Frank Fellowship | Research & travelling - Artist grant (USA - Italy)
2014 | TOMS fellowship - Columbia University | Visual Arts Scholarships (USA)
2013 | CALQ | Quebec Arts and Letters Council – Research Grant (Canada)
2013 | SODEC | Société de développement des entreprises culturelles - Production grant (Canada)
2012 | SOMA | Residency grant (Mexico)
2012 | CALQ | Quebec Arts and Letters Council | Travel Grant (Canada/Mexico)
2011 | CALQ | Quebec Arts and Letters Council – Research Grant (Canada)
2011 | UQAM | Mention of excellence for my master thesis project (Canada)
2011 | FARE - UQAM | Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement (Canada)
2011 | MELJQ | Travel grant for research residency in Europe (Canada/Iceland)
2010 | OQAJ | Travel grant for research residency in Latin America (Canada/Uruguay)
2010 | MELJQ | Stipend and accommodation for research residency in Latin America (Uruguay)

•Exhibitions (selected):

- Solo & three persons exhibitions:
2019 | Red Gate Gallery, September Artist in Residence - 798 Art District, Beijing, CN
2017 | VIVA! 2017, VIVA! Art Action (Solo performance) | Atelier Jean-Brillant | Montreal, QC
2013 | PRAXIS Art Actuel - Bloc 7 | Performance and Installation | St. Thérèse, Canada
2012 | Espace F - Emerging artists | “Kinetic” Installation | Matane, Canada
2011 | Bakkaskali - Raflost 2011 (Solo performance) | Electronic art festival | Reykjavík, Iceland

- Group exhibitions:
2021 | Shifting Sands | ChaShaMa | curated by G. Sabati, H. Brouckaert & Y. Molina | New York, NY (upcoming)
2021 | Art in the pandemic | Royal Society of Canada | curated by T. Harkness and S. Piché, with A. Ming Wai Jim | Alberta, CA
2021 | The Invincible Beings | FPC Gallery Space | curated by Zahra Banyamerian | New York, NY
2021 | Maake Magazine | Afterimage - Online exhibition | curated by Alex Paik | New York, USA
2020 | Holding Breath | NARS Foundation - Governors Island; curated by Elisa Gutiérrez Eriksen, Brooklyn, NY
2020 | (pre)existing conditions | ISEA2020:WHY SENTIENCE? | curated by T. Harkness and S. Piché, with A. Ming Wai Jim, Montréal, QC
2020 | Ford Foundation - New York Live Art - in/between, curated by: Y. Castro, M. Abril, P. Deltadawn, New York, NY, USA
2019 | Red Gate Gallery, October Artist in Residence - 798 Art District, Beijing, CN
2018 | NARS Foundation - Sixteen Memo curated by Vanessa Kowalski, Brooklyn, NY
2016 | Outside Text, CMU Art Center, curated by Ubatsat Sutta, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2016 | Coban’s Challenge III - 2nd fight - October 29, 2016, Coban MUAY THAI CAMP, New York, NY
2016 | Fantastic Art China, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
2015 | Tropical lab 9, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICAS), Singapore, SG
2015 | Floating Point curated by Paddy Johnson, Judith Charles Gallery, New York, NY
2015 | Columbia MFA Thesis show curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Fisher Landau Center for Art, New York, NY
2015 | Columbia University MFA Open Studio, Prentis Hall, New York, NY
2014 | Columbia Visual Arts 1st Year show curated by Deborah Cullen, Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, New York, NY
2014 | Networking Tips for Shy People, 200 Livingston St., Brooklyn, NY
2013 | Art Souterrain – Guy Favreau | Installation (coll.: N. Demers) | Montréal, Canada
2012 | HEXAGRAM Montreal - Arc-PHONO | Sound performance | Montreal, Canada
2012 | SOMA – Open Studio | Kinetic Sculpture Prototype | Mexico city, Mexico
2011 | Petaluma Arts Center - Fire & Ice | Curators: B.Micmaker, M.Schwager | Petaluma, USA
2010 | Galerie Les Territoires - Lecture de Portefolio | Collective exhibition | Montréal, Canada
2010 | Galerie Art Mûr - Complot 7: Déjà Vu | Collective exhibition (catalogue) | Montréal, Canada
2009 | Chat des Artistes - Du pain et des jeux - finissage (performance) | Collective exhibition (catalogue) | Montréal, Canada
2009 | Chat des Artistes - Du pain et des jeux | Collective exhibition (catalogue) | Montréal, Canada
2009 | Galerie de l’UQÀM - Passage à découvert | Collective exhibition (catalogue) | Montréal, Canada
2008 | Galerie de l’UQÀM - Paramètre 2008 | Collective exhibition | Montréal, Canada

•Residencies:
2020 | Ox-Bow | Conversation in Practice | Saugatuck, Michigan | 22 days
2020 | NARS Foundation | Satellite residency | Governors Island, New York | 87 days
2020 | Wassaic Art Residency | Studio Program | Wassaic, New York | 28 days
2019 | Red Gates Residency | Studio Program | Beijing, China | 62 days
2019 | Asia Art Archive in America | Leadership Camps | Brooklyn, New York | 360 days
2019 | MASS MoCA | The Studio | North Adams, Massachusetts | 14 days
2018 | Fall season | NARS Foundation | Brooklyn, New York | 82 days
2015 | The LAND | Artist Residency | Chiang Mai, Thailand | 11 days
2015 | Tropical 9 - Lasalle College | Artist Residency | Singapore, SG | 15 days
2013 | Bloc 7 - Praxis – Objet transitoire | Artist Residency (coll.: J. Champagne) | St.Thérèse, Canada | 63 days
2012 | LABOR: SOMA Summer program 2012 | Artist Residency | Mexico City, Mexico | 41 days
2012 | R.A.T. Intercambio | Artist Residency | Mexico City, Mexico | 41 days
2011 | UNESCO Chair of bioethics and human rights | Workshop | Roma, Italia | 15 days
2011 | Gamli Skóli - Old School Arthouse | Artist Residency | Hrísey, Iceland | 32 days
2010 | Universidad Católica del Uruguay | Seminars | Montevideo, Uruguay & Buenos Aires, Argentina | 59 days
2010 | From Tokyo to Saigon | Field Work | Tokyo, Bangkok, Siem Riep, Phnom Penh, Saigon | 52 days

•Artist talk:
2021 | Shifting Sand | Chashama | New York, USA (upcoming)
2021 | Printmaking: Technical drafting | Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar | Qatar
2020 | Hey Neighbor! | Harvestworks + Beamcenter + 4HEAD NYC + NARS Foundation | Governors Island, USA
2019 | Strangeness + Home *Panel | School of Visual Art + Asia Art Archive in America | New York, USA
2017 | Train Easy Fight Sleazy – Workshop | Galerie Verticale | Laval, Canada
2012 | Sound archive and visual phonography – lecture | Hexagram UQAM | Montreal, Canada
2012 | R.A.T. Intercambio – workshop | Puerta Mitla 15 | Mexico City, Mexico
2011 | Icelandic Festival of Electronic Arts – lecture | Iceland academy of the arts | Reykjavik, Iceland
2011 | 10e colloque interuniversitaire en communication – lecture | Université du Québec à Montréal | Montréal, Canada

•Press:
2021 | Visual art featured | Mayday Magazine | New York, USA
2020 | Nguyen, Brittany | Columbia Alumnus News | New York, USA
2020 | O’Shea, Eve | NARS Foundation | In conversation with j.p.mot | New York, US
2020 | EAHR Concordia | HEAR US NOW! | Montreal, Canada
2020 | Tropical Lab Present | Tropical Lab Present | Singapore, SG
2017 | Boivin, Jade | Viva Art Action 2017 - ESSE | Viva art action 2017 | Montreal, Canada
2015 | Neo, Richard | Hour at the Museum - Strait Time | Hour at the Museum | SG
2014 | Champagne, Julien | Praxis - Bloc 7: Objets transitoires | Bloc 7 - Blog | St-Thérèse, Canada
2014 | Lessard, Denis | Praxis - Bloc 7: Objets transitoires | Bloc 7 | St-Thérèse, Canada
2011 | Andersen, Anna | Wish upon a man wearing Christmas lights | Reykjavik Grapevine | Reykjavik, Islande
2010 | Delgado, Jérôme | Pièges et complots | Le Devoir | Montréal, Canada
2010 | Lhoste, Vincente | “Pique-Nique” | Complot 7: Déjà Vu | Montréal, Canada
2009 | Côté, Mario & Gilbert, Jean-Pierre | Maître Jean-Pierre Mott’s | Passage à découvert 2009 | Montréal, Canada
2008 | Golder, Gabriela (Argentine) | “Jadis...” | DVD_Future_02: 2008 | Montréal, Canada

•Work experiences:

- Studio Assistant
2016 - present | Sarah Sze Studio INC | Graphic designer, Creative technologist | New York, USA
2018 - present | Rirkrit Tiravanija Studio LLC | Creative technologist | Chiang Mai, Thailand
2008 - 12 | Robert Saucier + KIT collaboration | Creative technologist | Montreal, Quebec

- Teaching Assistant
2014 | Making Without Object - Rirkrit Tiravanija | Columbia University | 10 hours | GU4310
2014 | Advance Printmaking - Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze and Valerie Hammond | Columbia University | 80 hours | GU4400
2014 | Printmaking: Drawing into Print - Tomas Vu | Columbia University | 80 hours | UN3412
2009 - 10 | Media arts: interactivity, ubiquity and virtuality - Alexandre Castonguay | University of Quebec in Montreal | 60 hours | AVM3301
2010 | Electronic, mechanic and interactive medias - Tomas Frederick Ouellet | University of Quebec in Montreal | 90 hours | EDM4640
2009 | Textuality and Art - Claire Savoie | University of Quebec in Montreal | 45 hours | AVM4601
2008 - 12 | Sculpture practice: active systems & robotic - Robert Saucier, Eric Raymond | University of Quebec in Montreal | 222 hours | AVM2203

- Research Assistant
2010 - 12 | Listening mechanics | University of Quebec in Montreal | 724 hours | Research/Creation in proprioception and retroaction in robotic art
2009 - 10 | Obscomii | University of Quebec in Montreal | 55 hours | Intercultural and international communication observatory
2008 - 09 | Virutorium | University of Quebec in Montreal | 480 hours | Collaborative multimedia sculpture of M. Robert Saucier (Canada) et KIT (England)

- Laboratory Demonstrator
2013 - 15 | LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies | Columbia University | 144 hours | Printshop Assistant
2008 - 12 | Department of Sculpture | University of Quebec in Montreal | 420 hours | Laboratory Leader in interactive and robotic art

•Writings:
2021 | Actualité | Vie des arts - numéro 264, Spring
- L’équité dans les arts visuels : un modèle à repenser
2021 | Poem | Best! Letters from Asian Americans - various authors | Paper Monument & Editors R. White and D. Petrovich
- To my dearest beloved (final draft) (2 pages) (upcoming)
2021 | As we nod and smile: while we be nice and humble (abridge)
- Shame radiant - various collaborators | East Window (1 page)(upcoming)
2013 | Master Thesis | M.A. in Communication - International development | Université of Québec in Montréal
- Gingham & Swastika: Essay on the symbolic imaginary of the Khmer Rouge through the case of Brother Duch. (112 pages)
2011 | Field Report | M.A. in Communication - International development | Université of Québec in Montréal & Universidad Católica del Uruguay
- Imaginary & Maté: A qualitative report on the symbolic representation of the Maté consumption and its impact on object design. (23 pages)

•Jury and panel:
2020 | Peer assessment - Grant Jury | Manitoba Art Council | Winnipeg, Canada

•Collections:
Private collections: CANADA, U.S., MEXICO, CHINA

Biography

j.p.mot Jean-Pierre Abdelrohman Mot Chen Hadj Yakop is a Visual Artist of Khmer origin born in Canada who lives and work between Montreal and Brooklyn. He is a conceptual artist with an eclectic body of work which often incorporate but is not limited to in-situ creations, found objects, kinetic sculpture, performances, hacking, digital media and a distinct affinity for discarded corrugated cardboard. He obtained a BFA from the University of Quebec in Montreal in Visual and Media Art in 2009 and graduated with an MFA in Visual Art in New Genre from Columbia University in New York in 2015. His work has been shown in Montreal, New York, California, Mexico, Reykjavik, Bangkok, Beijing and Singapore.

He has been supported by the Quebec art and Letter Council (2011, 2012, 2013, 2021) and the Canada Art Council (2018); He was recipient of the Columbia Morty Frank traveling fellowship (2015), the NARS Foundation (2018, 2020), the New York Foundation for the Art (2020) and the Foundation for Contemporary Art (2020); He has been featured by Maake Magazine, Mayday magazine, ESSE Arts, the Reykjavik Grapevine, the Singapore Strait Times among others. Previously, he was part of a year-long project titled “Leadership Camp” (2019 - 2020) with the Asia Art Archive in America and had been selected for the New York Foundation for the Art (NYFA) mentorship program (2020). He was recently in residence on Governors Island supported by the NARS Foundation Satellite Residency and the Trust for the Governors Island (2020) and was part of Ox-Bow's artist residency for the Conversation in Practice project (2020).

The artist is currently working on a new body of work graciously supported by the Quebec Art and Letter Council which will be presented at the end of 2022.

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