Jesse Chun

Part-Time Faculty

Jesse Chun is an artist whose practice addresses language and its politics to uncover new translations toward poetry, opacity, and the untranslatable. Chun reauthors found documents, bureaucracies, historic archives, and the hegemonic narrative through video, drawing, sculpture, sound, installation, and publication.

Chun’s work has been presented internationally at SculptureCenter; Queens Museum; The Drawing Center; BAM; Bronx Museum of the Arts; the Vera List Center for Art and Politics (all in the United States); the Nam June Paik Art Center (South Korea); Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (Canada), among others. Recent awards and fellowships include Ballroom Marfa (2021); the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2020); Smack Mellon Studio Residency (2020); and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship at ISCP (2019), and Triple Canopy (2019). Select public collections include the Museum of Modern Art Library; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Libraries and Special Collections; the Smithsonian Institution; Yale University Library; Asia Art Archive in America; Whitney Museum Library, and more.