Jaret Vadera

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Studio Location
Carol – from the Skype series, 2008, digital c-print of screen capture of glitch in Skype conversation, 30x40”
untitled - from the Here be Dragons series, 2009, digital print on mylar, from painting and video still, 13x20”
I tell the truth, even when I tell a lie.., 2009, video still, 6 minute video, manipulated footage of US Marines in Afghanistan
-1.06, 2010, vinyl wall installation, 96” x 48”
Artist's Statement

My work extends outwards from an internal exploration of my relationships to the systems, and structures that are used to code and order the world. I am interested in what doesn’t show up on the maps. Seeking to reveal the often hidden ideologies that are embedded within each of these lenses. How do they influence how we see, what we see and what we don’t? How are they used to colonize thought and manufacture meaning within culture/s? I am interested in the thresholds, in the moments when some thing breaks down, or shifts into some thing else, when a reading folds in on itself revealing the malleability of perception.


Jaret Vadera is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist originally from Toronto, Canada. He received his undergraduate education at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, the Cooper Union in New York, and his MFA from the Yale University School of Art. His work has been exhibited in a number of venues including: the Queens Museum of Art, NY; Thomas Erben, NY; Paved Art + New Media, CAN; The Travancore Palace, IN; The Cultural Foundation of Corsica, FR; and the New York Arab & South Asian Film Festival, NY.