4MX (For Malcolm X Greenhouse)
Des Moines, Iowa
Jordan Weber is a Des Moines-based multidisciplinary artist and activist who works at the cross-section of social justice and environmental justice. His work has been exhibited at The Luminary, St. Louis, MO; The Bemis Art Center, Omaha, NE; Des Moines Art Center, IA; Manifest Justice, Los Angeles, CA; Macalester College, St. Paul, MN; White Box Gallery, New York, NY. Weber is best known for a series of urban land remediation projects on vacant lots and deconstructed police vehicles turned community gardens. His awards and fellowships include A Blade of Grass Fellowship, Tanne Foundation Award, Des Moines Public Art Foundation fellowship, the African American Leadership Forum Award, and residencies at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, and Headlands Center for Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2020
I produce sculptural objects focused on unrestricting movements to collectively transform community landscapes that face socio-environmental racism against land and body. The structures are built collaboratively to fit the programming and daily lives of individual communities, drawing us toward inclusive constructs where sculpture and acting upon one’s immediate environment are related practices for alternative urbanisms.”