Jez Dolan is a visual artist and performance maker based in Manchester. His practice underlines the intersections between queerness, sexuality, identity and memory.
Jez has recently shown work at: The British Museum, Birmingham City Art Gallery, Bury Art Gallery & Sculpture Centre, Gallery 78, Reykjavik Iceland, HOME, Manchester, The National Gallery of Iceland, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London amongst others.
He has undertaken a wide range of commissions and residencies including, the Houses of Parliament, The Royal Drawing School and The Schwules* Museum Berlin.
For the past decade Jez Dolan’s practice has underlined the intersections between queerness, sexuality, identity and memory. These interests are expressed in a range of mediums including, drawing, installation, printmaking and performance, utilising the medium which best expresses the message for each individual work.
Dolan often makes interventions in found and appropriated text and objects, employing the transfiguration of language, thereby producing a shimmering multitude of meanings. His work sees opportunities in reviewing and re-contextualising shifts and changes in the legal status, public perception or social significance of homosexuality