Jayce Salloum’s practice exists within and between the personal, quotidian, local, and the transnational. While he has lived in many locales, Salloum currently resides in Vancouver. His work engages in an intimate subjectivity and discursive challenge while critically asserting itself in the perception of social manifestations and political realities. He has worked in installation, photography, drawing, performance, text, and video since 1978, as well as curating exhibitions, conducting workshops, and coordinating a vast array of cultural projects.
Salloum has exhibited pervasively at the widest range of local and international venues possible, from the smallest unnamed storefronts and community centres in his Downtown Eastside Vancouver neighbourhood to institutions such as the Musée du Louvre, Paris; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Centre Pompidou, Paris; CaixaForum, Barcelona; 8th Havana Biennial; 7th Sharjah Biennial; 15th Biennale of Sydney; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; Robert Flaherty Film Seminars, New York; Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva; and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
His texts and works have been featured in many publications, such as The Archive (Whitechapel, MIT Press, 2006), ProjectingMigration: Transcultural Documentary Practice (Wallflower, 2007), Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists (Coach House, 2008), Third Text, Semiotext(e), Framework, Felix, Fuse, Public, Prefix Photo, and Public Culture. A monograph on his work, Jayce Salloum: history of the present, was published in 2009. He is represented by MKG127, Toronto.