j.p.mot’s object of research centers on reclaiming the orientalist gaze depicted by colonial ethnographers. Within his creative process, he is interested in serendipity and in-situ chance encounters leading to the creation of mixed-media installations. These diverse assemblages center around the study of canned humor and subversive semantics underlined by words, characters, corporate branding, and iconographies […]
J.P.MOT (of his full name: Jean-Pierre Abdelrahman Minh Mot Chen Hadji Yakop a.k.a. by his legal name: Jean-Pierre Mot), is a first-generation born Khmer-Canadian, conceptual experimental artist and essayist, child of Chams - a Muslim minority in Cambodia - refugee emigrants who settled in Canada after a few years in France following the end of the Khmer Rouge genocide; Mot was born and raised in Montreal and is currently living and working in New York.
He completed a BFA in Visual and New Media Art (2009) and an MA in International Development (2012), both at the University of Quebec in Montreal; He also received an MFA in Visual Art (2015) from Columbia University in New York. He has been supported, in the past, by the Montreal Art Council, the Quebec art and Letter Council, the Canada Art Council, the NARS Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Foundation for Contemporary Art in New York, the Asian Art Archive in America, and the Trust for Governors Island.
For more information on j.p. and their work, visit jpmot.com.