Jesse Chun

Brooklyn, New York

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant or residency application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.

About Jesse Chun

Jesse Chun is an artist living and working in New York. Chun's work has been presented internationally at SculptureCenter; Queens Museum; The Drawing Center; BAM; Bronx Museum of the Arts; and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics (all in the United States); Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto; Oakville Galleries (Canada); and the Nam June Paik Art Center (South Korea), among others. Select fellowships and commissions include Smack Mellon Studio Residency (2020); the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship at ISCP (2019); Triple Canopy (2018); The Drawing Center, Open Sessions (2018); and Bronx Museum AIM (2017). Chun's work is in select public collections including the Whitney Museum Library; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Artist Book Collection; the Smithsonian Institution, Archive of American Art; and Asia Art Archive in America. Chun's work has been reviewed in select publications including Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, Art21, Artpapers, ArtAsiaPacific, and BOMB.

Program Participation

Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2020

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My work addresses systems of language, power, and bureaucracy to consider new translations toward poetry, opacity, and the untranslatable.”