Jordan Rosenow is a visual artist whose work is exploring the overlap of sculpture and dance. Rosenow focuses on queering their sculptures through choreographic gestures. These sculptures are often made of the raw building materials used in architecture or during construction. By activating a performative motion or vulnerability in these large and durable materials and bending their traditional purpose or viewpoint, Rosenow questions their function and also the systems they build. Rosenow's choreography is rooted in performing stillness and repetitive movements to find absurdities and limitations of the body through movement that straddles a line between familiar and unfamiliar.
Jordan Rosenow is currently based in Hudson Valley and New York, NY, and is from Minneapolis, MN. Rosenow has exhibited at The White Page, Rochester Art Center, Artist Field, ACRE Projects, RomanSusan, The Soap Factory, and Franconia Sculpture Park. Their performance work was recently presented at Lynden Sculpture Garden and the Walker Art Center.

A Place to Fall Into. 2018. Photo by Bobby Rogers co Walker Art Center

Jordan is the editor and co-founder of INREVIEW, which started in 2016. 
INREVIEW, a free, printed quarterly publication dedicated to art criticism in the Twin Cities. 
The publication's last print was in 2019
Read past issues here

Jordan Rosenow was the guest editor of MNArtists September - January 2018. 
Editors are responsible for publishing articles over a three-month period. Selected editors define the vision for publishing over their term, engage arts writers and artist-writers, and develop pieces for publication.
Mn Artists is home to art, writing, opportunities and conversation, online and off, by, for and about Midwestern artists working in every discipline. A program of the Walker Art Center, Mn Artists is dedicated to improving the quality and national visibility of regionally-rooted art, artists and cultural dialogue through a dynamic online community, responsive arts journalism, and by giving artists access to, and connections with, collaborators, influencers and the public.
The following essays were published and edited by Jordan Rosenow.
Christina Schmid considers exhibitions at Public Functionary and Macalester College’s Law Warschaw Gallery, both addressing two sides of a question that haunts this place: how to shed the awful weight of trauma and rekindle a utopian imagination.
Artist and writer Amina Harper dives deep into the lush imagery of Bobby Rogers, weaving together the fraught history of representing blackness, the transformative power in representing oneself, and the pressing need for diverse self-representation in the Twin Cities visual arts scene.

Stevie Ada Klaark talks with visual artist, educator, and Black feminist scholar Tia-Simone Gardner about her tiny home turned mobile residency, The Inhabitation Project, and the balance between stability, mobility, and intimacy in artists’ connections to place.

Miriam Karraker contributes poems after Jennifer Nevitt’s Sans Terre at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, enacting the slippage between language and what is seen or felt.
Regan Golden responds to Selma Fernandez Richter’s recent exhibition portraying the complex process of immigration, replete with joy and relief, sadness and anxiety.

Jess Hirsch, founder of the Fireweed Woodshop in Minneapolis, calls for a reworking of craft practices and the gendering of tools.

Through voice and matter, artist-writer Mara Duvra considers possibilities for black subjectivity beyond the representation of otherness, making manifest calm, interiority, and gestures of tenderness.

Following a program of indigenous filmmakers curated by Adam and Zack Khalil, poet M.J. Gette chews on violence in ethnography, embodiment in archive, manipulation in documentary, and positionality in language.

Arts writer Sheila Regan offers an embodied meditation on family, storytelling, and the strength and fragility of the body, following her experience with Keren Kroul’s exhibition at the Rochester Art Center.

Responding to Mn Artists Presents: Eric Larson’s Meme Town, Jordan K. Thomas considers the corruption of memes, anonymity, and racism in digital space, and what it means to lay a hate symbol to rest.
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