School of Art, Media, and Technology

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

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Jes Fan

February 5, 2020 7 PM

Starr Foundation, 63 5th Avenue, UL102

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). 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 22nd Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN, and the Liverpool Biennale, The
Stomach and the Port.

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