Jes Fan


Animacy Arrangement, 2018.

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Animacy Arrangement (Lick), 2018.

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Animacy Arrangement (Cube), 2018.

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Testo-Candle, 2017.

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Disposed to Add, 2017, performance.

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Jes Fan’s work speculates on the intersection of biology and identity. Their works propose an expanded notion of biological and bodily materiality rooted via an investigation of transgender politics, body modification, and applied science. Fan is the recipient of various awards, such as the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, Van Lier Fellowship at Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), Pioneer Works Residency, and John A. Chironna Memorial Award at RISD. Recent solo shows include “No Clearance in Niche” at MAD Museum, NY; “Disposed to Add”, at Vox Populi Gallery, PA; “Ot(her)” Brown University, RI. Fan holds a BFA in Glass from Rhode Island School of Design and is currently working in Brooklyn, NY. 


Mother is a Woman, Empty Gallery, HK
Disposed to Add, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
No Clearance in Niche, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Ot(her), Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI


Uproot, Smack Mellon, New York, NY
Glass Ceiling, UrbanGlass, New York, NY
Timeshare, Zaha Hadid Building, NY
Set on Freedom, Queens Museum, NY
In Search of Miss Ruthless, Para Site, Hong Kong
From Dada to Tada, Fisher and Parrish, Brooklyn, NY
Threshold, Underdonk Gallery, New York, NY
Stranger Things, Outpost Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Whereabouts, Glazenhuis Museum, Belgium
Material Location, UrbanGlass, New York, NY