Jen Valender

Jen Valender is a Melbourne-based contemporary artist working within the disciplines of sculpture, performance and projection art. With a background in sociology, her work plays with absurdism and humour to comment on social and environmental concerns.


A recipient of the 2019 Next Wave New Student Precinct Art Prize and the Ian Potter Museum of Art’s Miegunyah Project Award, Jen is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

Jen participated in the 2020 Summer Artist-In-Residence program and was mentored by Yandell Walton.  As part of the residency, Jen exhibited work in LIGHT WINDOWS, a project presented in collaboration with New York's HoloCentre, and is working towards her presenting new work for Gertrude Street Projection Festival.

For more information about Jen visit and Instagram jenvalender


Residency Works In Progress