Ross Stanton Jordan is an independent curator interested in the confluence of american politics, visual culture, and artistic production. He is the Curatorial Manager at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, located on University of Illinois’ Chicago campus.
Since coming to Chicago in 2010, first as a graduate student and then as Assistant Director of Exhibitions in the Department of Exhibitions and Exhibitions Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Ross has expanded curricular exhibitions on the campus and transformed graduate and undergraduate led exhibitions and programs into a research driven and collaborative experiences. In three years as Assistant Director he produced over 60 exhibitions and nearly as many events and programs. Ross has also made himself a vital presence in Chicago’s art community curating six independent exhibitions over the last five years in several of Chicago’s tenacious arts venues.
Previously, Ross was a 12-month intern in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art where he was a contributor to the museum’s blog Inside/Out and provided research support for exhibitions including Lee Bontecou: All Freedom in Every Sense (2010), Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art (2011) and Abstract Expressionist New York (2011).
Independently curated exhibitions including: aforethcoming exhibitions with Chicago’s Hyde Park Art Center in 2017; Surface Place, The Clemente, New York (2015); Outro: Go Play Outside!, Acre Projects, Chicago (2015); Meghan Moe Beitiks: Observations of Final States in Interactions, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL. (2015); Haptic, Adult Contemporary, Chicago, (2014); BYOBeamer, Co-prosperity Sphere, Chicago (2013); In/visible, Co-prosperity Sphere, Chicago (2012); Transfusions Performance Event, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012).
Ross is the recipient of the Studio Art Fellowship, Trinity College; the Graduate Curatorial Fellowship, SAIC; a 2015 ACRE Curatorial Fellowship; and was a 2014/15 inaugural curator-in-residence at the Chicago Cultural Center. In the winter of 2016 have was invited to participate in a Curatorial Intensive hosted by Independent Curators International in New Orleans. He holds a bachelors of arts in studio arts from Connecticut College and dual masters degrees in art history and arts administration and policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.