Jes Fan

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Installation view from The Socrates Annual 2019

Image courtesy of the artist and Socrates sculpture park.

Installation view from The Socrates Annual 2019

Image courtesy of the artist and Socrates sculpture park.

Installation view from CAMP FIRES The Body As A Queer Stage

Image courtesy of the artist and UV Estudios.

Installation view from Kiss My Genders

Image courtesy of the artist and Hayward Gallery.

Installation view from Kiss My Genders

Image courtesy of the artist and Hayward Gallery.

Installation view from Kiss My Genders

Image courtesy of the artist and Hayward Gallery.

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 is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Canada and raised in Hong Kong, China. He is the recipient of various fellowships such as the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, Van Lier Fellowship at Museum of Arts and Design and John A. Chironna Memorial Award at RISD. Fan has exhibited internationally; selected exhibitions include Kiss My Genders at Hayward Gallery (London/UK), Mother is a Woman at Empty Gallery (Hong Kong), An Opera for Animals at Rockbund Museum (Shanghai/CN), In Search of Miss Ruthless, Para Site, (Hong Kong), Paradox: Haptic Body in the Age of AI at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh/US), Disposed to Add at Vox Populi Gallery (Philadelphia/US). Fan has also participated in numerous artists residencies such as Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Recess Art, Smack Mellon and Pioneer Works. Fan’s work has been reviewed and featured by Artforum, Hyperallergic, AsiaArtPacific, BOMB magazine, Frieze magazine, Mousse Magazine. In 2020, Fan will be participating in the Biennale of Sydney and the Liverpool Biennale.

Education

2014
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) BFA in Glass

Awards

2019
Devra Freelander Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park
Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, Jerome Foundation
2017
Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant Recipient
Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship, Museum of Arts and Design
Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts
2016
Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship, Wheaton Arts
2014
Award of Excellence, RISD Glass Department
2013
John A. Chironna Fellowship, RISD

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Mother is a Woman, Empty Gallery, HK
2017
Disposed to Add, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
No Clearance in Niche, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2016
Ot(her), Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI

Biennale

2020 (Upcoming)
Sydney Biennale, Australia
Liverpool Biennale, United Kingdom

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
✧Slow Hand Movements ✧* Gentle Whispers * Water * Salt * Tingles *, Boers-li Gallery, NYC
Forget Sorrow Grass: An Archaeology of Feminine Time, Times Museum, Guangzhou
The Socrates Annual 2019, Socrates sculpture park, NYC
CAMP FIRES THE BODY AS A QUEER STAGE, UV Estudios, Argentina
Kiss My Genders, Hayward Gallery, London
An Opera for Animals, Rockbound Art Museum, Shanghai
In my room”, Antenna Space, Shanghai
no body to talk to, Invisible Exports, NYC
SportCult, Team Gallery, NYC
2018
Paradox: Haptic Body in the Age of AI, Carnegie Mellon University
Raw Design, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, USA,
2017
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
2016
Whereabouts, Glazenhuis Museum, Belgium
2014
Material Location, UrbanGlass, New York, NY

Residency

2019-2020
Smack Mellon, NYC, USA
2019
Bemis Center for Arts, NE, USA
Recess Art, NYC USA,
2018
Alfred University, NY, USA
2017
Tyler School of Art, PA, USA
Spring Workshop, Hong Kong
Pioneer Works, NYC, USA