Jordan Rountree’s studio practice produces texts, music, light and video installations, and performance art. He induces a state of transparency through Surrealist literary techniques, extracting first-person accounts from the unconscious. The process uses performance to combat notions of performance itself, reliance on social masks, and feelings of severance from nature.
Rountree is classically trained at the Classe Libre conservatory under Jean-Pierre Garnier. He has appeared both in national theaters and avant-garde spaces across Europe, including the Pompidou Center, Théâtre de la Bastille, and Galerie Thaddeus Ropac in Paris, and at Ballhaus Ost in Berlin. He has also directed workshops at the Espace Van Gogh in Arles. Rountree is a recipient of the Denis Diderot grant awarded by Château Orquevaux, where he was a resident in 2020.
He is exhibited by Baert Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles, and is based in Los Angeles and Paris.