j a z p a p a d o p o u l o s
jaz papadopoulos is an interdisciplinary mixed-media artist who works in experimental poetry, installation, video and performance. jaz is first gen to Turtle Island, with mixed Greek, Turkish and Ukrainian ancestry. They grew up a visitor on Treaty 1 territory – the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Metis Nation.
Through their art practice, jaz explores concepts related to diaspora, gender, bodies, place, power, memory, grief, and ritual. jaz is a formally trained clown with a BA in Conflict Resolution Studies. In 2016, jaz completed a residency at the Cartae Open School, before performing at Documenta 14 in Athens, Greece alongside Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens. In 2018, jaz completed residencies with Young Lungs (the Young Lungs Research Series); dis art (Plug In ICA’s Summer Session); and Video Pool (the New Artist in Media Arts Fund). jaz is a 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow.
They have screened work at the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, WNDX festival and Reel Pride. Their writing has been published by The Uniter, the fem lit mag, dear journal and The Icarus Project.