Jason de Haan (Edmonton, 1981) is a multidisciplinary artist settled in the Alberta Badlands alongside Akokiniskway (the river of many roses) on Treaty 7 territory, the traditional lands of the Blackfoot confederacy. Working responsively and according to various encountered conditions de Haan’s projects explore resonance, broadcast, deep time, unseen forces, concentration, residuals, synchronicity and activation. His practice is diverse, with a wide and increasingly multidisciplinary approach to sculpture, collage, drawing, photography, video, text, and book works.
While in Dawson Jason will be working on his installation of an open-air ‘structure for observing atypical flight’ which is conceived of as part of a series of site-specific pavilions/ open-air apiaries/ hummingbird feeders, which are initially based on a number of the conditions specific to Corbin, British Columbia and in reaction to the impending closure of the nearby ‘Coal Mountain’ mining operation.
de Haan received an MFA from Bard College in 2015. Recent exhibition venues include:
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Querétaro (2022); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2021); Kling; Bang, Reykjavík (2019); Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto (2018); Esker Foundation, Calgary (2017); and MASS MoCA, North Adams (2016). His work has been reviewed in Canadian Art Magazine, Art in America, and Art Forum. In 2020 de Haan was co-awarded the Sobey Art Award, representing the Prairies and theNorth.