Jordan Martins is a Chicago based visual artist, curator, educator, and musician.
He received his MFA in visual arts from the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador, Brazil and is currently a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and North Park University. He has run programming at Comfort Station since 2011 and has served as Executive Director of Comfort Station since 2015. Martins’s visual work is based in collage processes, including mixed media two dimensional work, photography, video and installation, and he has exhibited nationally and internationally. He is co-director of the Perto da Lá, a biennial multidisplinary art event with international artists in Salvador, Brazil. From 2014 to 2016 he served on the programming committee for the Chicago Jazz Festival. He was a resident in the Chicago Artists Coalition’s HATCH program in 2013, a mentor for their LAUNCH program in 2016 and 2017, and currently serves on their Educational Advisory Panel. In additional to his involvement with the exhibition programming at Comfort Station, he curates the visual art program at Elastic Arts.