Jason Oddy British, b. 1967

Jason Oddy is an artist and writer focused on the politics of place. Nieyemer in Algeria, Guantanamo Bay, the Pentagon, ex-Soviet sanatoria, cryonics facilities, NATO listening stations, the United Nations headquarters and homes of the recently deceased are just some of the sites which he has made work about.
With their stripped down aesthetic and emphasis on geometric rhythms, his meditative large format photographs stand as a timely enquiry into the underlying forces that lie at the heart of such centres of power and strangeness. 

His work has been exhibited internationally including at The Photographers’ Gallery (London), Yossi Milo Gallery (New York), the Milan Triennale, Paris Photo, Casa Niemeyer (Brasilia) and the French Communist Party Headquarters (Paris).

It has been featured in numerous publications including Modern Painters, Aperture, Art Review, the AA Files, Art on Paper and the New York Times Magazine.




As a writer Jason Oddy's books include Notes du désert (Grasset, Paris, 2017) and The Revolution Will Be Stopped Halfway: Oscar Niemeyer in Algeria (Columbia Books On Architecture and the City, New York, 2019), a monograph featuring his own work. 


Oddy has contributed criticism, reviews and essays to leading periodicals on topics such as the ethics of depicting war or the merits of painting versus photography as well as on architects, artists, and photographers such as Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Demand, Hiroshi Sugimoto, William Eggleston, Joel Sternfeld and Rineke Dijkstra. 


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