Salloum’s practise exists within and between the personal, quotidian, local, and the trans-national. While he has lived in many locales Salloum currently resides in Vancouver, Canada. 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 & 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 small unnamed storefronts & community centres in his downtown Eastside Vancouver neighbourhood to institutions such as the Musée du Louvre, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Centre Pompidou, Paris; CaixaForum, Barcelona; 8th Havana Biennial; 7th Sharjah Biennial; 15th Biennale Of Sydney; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; Robert Flaherty Film Seminars; European Media Art Festival; Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva and the Rotterdam International Film Festival, or the Salomon R. Guggenheim, New York.
His texts/work has been featured in many publications such as, Third Text, Documents, Framework, Fuse, Felix, Mix, Public, Pubic Culture, Semiotext(e), The Archive (Whitechapel, London/The MIT Press, 2006), Projecting Migration: Transcultural Documentary Practice (Wallflower Press, London, 2007), and Practical Dreamers: Conversations with Movie Artists, (Coach House Press, Toronto, 2008).
The exhibition "Jayce Salloum: History of the Present", examining 25 years of his practice was touring Canada from 2009 to 2012. His collaborative project on Afghanistan "the heart that has no love/pain/generosity is not a heart" was exhibited at the Royal Ontario Museum in 2010 and travelled internationally. Most recently Salloum's work was part of the overview exhibition "Photography in Canada: 1960–2000" curated by Andrea Kunard at the National Gallery of Canada (2017/2018). Beside these nationally and internationally traveling exhibitions, his work is prominently placed in international shows, such as "do it Arab" curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Hor Al Qasimi, Bait Al Shamsi at the Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE (2016), or "En mal d’archive" curated by Khaled Barakeh at The Station in Beirut, Lebanon (2018).