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the closer i get, the further i find | Jaret Vadera


Twelve Gates Arts presents a solo-show from Jaret Vadera, a transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose open-ended pieces challenge the viewer to reflect on history and the status quo. Originally captivated by abstract painting’s ability to draw out reactions from viewers based on their own backgrounds, Vadera brings the essence of abstraction to his oftentimes technology-based works. The pieces in the closer i get, the further i find explore the dynamic relationship between power, memory and representations of other spaces. 

Jaret Vadera is an transdisciplinary artist whose work explores how different social, technological, and cognitive processes shape and control the ways that we see the world around and within us. Vadera's practice is influenced by cognitive science, post/de-colonial theory, science fiction, and Buddhist philosophy.

Vadera's paintings, prints, photographs, videos, and installations have been exhibited and screened internationally at venues such as: the Queens Museum, MoMA, the Smithsonian APAC, Asia Society, Aga Khan Museum, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, and the Maraya Art Centre.

Vadera completed his undergraduate education at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto and the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. He received his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. He teaches courses on art, culture, and social practice at: Pratt Institute; Yale University; Brooklyn College; and Montclair State University. Jaret Vadera lives and works between New York, Toronto, and India. He is currently based in Brooklyn, New York and is the Project For Empty Space Artist-Researcher in Residence in Newark, New Jersey.