Jordan Lee Thompson is an art worker and educator based out of Northeast Minneapolis. He works in video production, projection, drawing, animation, performance, installation, and other new media to combine his passions of participatory art, microsociology, and speculative storytelling towards the goal of envisioning and creating the future he wants to live in. Jordan has produced, performed, directed, or projected at the Guthrie Theater, the Cowles Center, the Southern Theater, Intermedia Arts, the Phoenix Theater, O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, Public Functionary, and the University of Iowa Museum of Art, among others. Jordan has worked with James Sewell Ballet, Mizna, New Arab American Theater Works, the Iraqi + American Reconciliation Project, the Minneapolis Television Network, the Twin Cities Media Alliance, and other organizations. He previously co-directed a pickup dance company (Dance & Other Behaviors), coordinated Mizna's Arab Film Festival for three years, has directed programming for youth filmmakers and animators - who earned regional and national accolades, and now works towards environmentally-just futures with youth at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Jordan holds a BFA in Painting, a BA in Art History and Arts Management, and a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Iowa.
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