Jes Fan (b. Scarborough, Canada) lives and works in Hong Kong and Brooklyn, USA. Fan originally trained in glass making, but has expanded his practice to encompass diverse mediums and approaches. From videos to sculptures, his trans-disciplinary practice speculates on the intersection of biology and identity in relation to the materiality of the gendered and racialised body. Fan is the recipient of various fellowships and residencies, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2022), Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant (2017), as well as the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship (2019-2020). Recent exhibitions include MIT List Visual Arts Center, UCCA Dune (2022); Kunsthall Trondheim (2021); X Museum (2020); Rockbund Art Museum, China (2019); Hayward Gallery, UK (2019); Empty Gallery, Hong Kong (2018); and Museum of Arts and Design, USA (2017). Fan has also participated in numerous artist residencies with institutions including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Recess Art, Smack Mellon and Pioneer Works. He also participated in the Venice Biennale (2022), New Museum Triennial (2021), Liverpool Biennale (2021), Sydney Biennale (2020), Socrates Annual (2019). In 2023, he presented a second solo show with Empty Gallery, Sites of Wounding: Part 1.
He is jointly represented by Empty Gallery and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.
Sites of Wounding: Chapter 1, Empty Gallery
through June 24, 2023
More than Human, Blanc Art Space A1, Beijing
through July 23, 2023
X PINK 101, X Museum, Beijing
through August 6, 2023
Industrial Rhapsody, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich
through November 24, 2023
Sigg Prize 2023 exhibition, M+ Museum
Ophelia Lai, “Flesh of My Flesh“, Spike