Jesse Chun Jesse Chun


Jesse Chun is a visual artist working with text, digital media, sound, sculpture, and publishing. Taking systems of power, meaning, and bureaucracy as a site of departure, Chun’s work addresses visibility and poetics of diasporic languaging. Recent/upcoming exhibitions and fellowships include the Drawing Center (2018), BAM (2018), Queens Museum (2018), Triple Canopy (2018), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2017), and ArtCenter/SouthFlorida (2017), among others. Chun's work has been reviewed in Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail, ArtAsiaPacific, Art21, the Wall Street Journal, and BOMB magazine. She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art (NY), and the Bruce High Quality Foundation University.

Lives and works in New York
From Seoul, Hong Kong, New York, Toronto

Moving Body, Moving Study,
BAM, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)
Queens International: Volumes, Queens Museum, Queens, NY (forthcoming)
WORKBOOK, Triple Canopy, New York, NY | solo digital project (forthcoming)
Subtitles, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY | solo video commission
Name Against the Same Sound, Baxter St CCNY, New York, NY | solo

Bronx Museum Biennial, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Parafiction, ArtCenter/SouthFlorida, Miami, FL
Twenty Five Hours, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY | solo public commission
Alien Nations, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
Relative Material, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY
Media Arts Fellow Screening, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
Elective Affinities: A Library, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY
As A Matter Of Fact, Alpha, New York, NY

On Paper, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY | solo
Valid From Until, Booklyn, Brooklyn, NY | solo
Borderless: In Perspective
, curated by NYFA, Lite-Haus Galerie, Berlin, DE
High Desert/Inner Space, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
FILMIDEO, Index Art Center & Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Contemporary Photography, CICA Museum, Gimpo, KR

Lift Off, Fridman Gallery, New York, NY
Radical Color, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
AIPAD, Park Ave Armory, New York, NY
Weaving Time: Archive of Korean Artists in America Part III, the Korean Cultural Center New York, NY

We live here too, Space Debris Art, Istanbul, TR
In Retrospect
, the Korean Cultural Center New York, NY
Residual Impression, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY
SVA MFA Thesis Exhibition, SVA Gallery, New York, NY

Dawn Chan, "Critic's Pick", Artforum
Jonathan Goodman, "Jesse Chun: Name Against the Same Sound", The Brooklyn Rail
Hannah Stamler, "Supple Language: Jesse Chun Interviewed by Hannah Stamler", BOMB magazine
Diana Seo Hyung Lee, "Name Against the Same Sound: Jesse Chun", ArtAsiaPacific

Erica Dawn Lyle, "MFA Quality" (on BHQFU), Art in America, Web and Print
Jennifer Picht, "Here is Everything You Can Do at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Summer", Time Out New York
Loney Abrams, "BHQFU on How to Run a Free Art School with the 'Worst' Business Model", Artspace

Hannah Stamler, "Critic's Pick", Artforum
Jacquelyn Gleisner, "Places Within Us: Jesse Chun's On Paper Series", Art21
Peter Plagens, "Prison, Paper and Puns in New York's Art Galleries: Jesse Krimes, Jesse Chun and Georges Hugnet in this week's Fine Art", The Wall Street Journal
Hyo-Won Lee, "Artist Jesse Chun Explores Poetics of Transculturalism", The Korea Times, Web and Print, KR
Seph Rodney, "Using Official Forms to Unpack the Migration Experience", Hyperallergic
Giaco Furino, "Looking Good 'On Paper', This Exhibit Merges Mundane Paperwork with Fine Art", VICE: The Creators Project
Donghui Shin, "Jesse Chun: On Paper" 사진예술 (Sajinyesul: Photo Art Korea), Seoul, KR, Summer, p.33, Print (in Korean)
Emily Colucci, "Jesse Chun: Home As A Metaphor", Frontrunner Magazine
Osman Yerebakan, "A New Country, A New Shore: Jesse Chun's On Paper at Spencer Brownstone Gallery", Baxter St. CCNY
Asia Literary Review, Issue #30 Contemporary Korean Writers (Cover Art), HK, Print

Der Greif Magazine, Artist Feature + Guest Writer
Der Greif, Issue 8, Feature, Print, DE
Steadfast Magazine, Issue 1, Feature, Print, NY
Packet Biweekly, Issue #064, Print, NY

The Drawing Center, Open Sessions, New York, NY
The Lower East Side Printshop, Keyholder Residency, New York, NY
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Artists in the Marketplace, Bronx, NY
BRIC, Media Arts Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY
The Bruce High Quality Foundation, BHQFU Studio + Teaching Residency, Brooklyn, NY
The Baum Award, Nominee, San Francisco, CA

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Hot Pixels: Processing Identity Through Digital Art [link]
Feb - April 

The Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Brooklyn, NY
ESL: Transcultural Poetics [link]
Feb - April

Artist talk, Triple Canopy, Offline Sessions, New York, NY
Artist talk, SVA MFA Art Writing, Summer Intensive, New York, NY
Artist talk, ICP-Bard MFA, Professional Practices, New York, NY

Panelist, School of Visual Arts, MFA Photo Video and Related Media Dept, New York, NY
Poetry reading, Nurture Art, Relative Material, Brooklyn, NY
Artist talk, Fast Forward: Women In Photography Conference, New York, NY
Artist talk, Parsons the New School for Design, Professional Practices, New York, NY
Artist talk and poetry reading, NADA, A Poetic Act, New York, NY
Artist talk, Baxter St CCNY, Home Place, New York, NY
Panelist, Franklin Street Works, BYOU, Stamford, CT
Artist talk, Hunter College, Asian American Studies, New York, NY

Artist talk, Rhode Island School of Design MFA, held at Booklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Guest lecture, Parsons the New School for Design, BFA Photo Department, New York, NY
Artist talk, Korean Association of New York Artists, New York, NY
Poetry reading, Booklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Guest lecture, Parsons the New School for Design, BFA Photo Department, New York, NY
Panelist, Fridman Gallery, Artists in Conversation with Elisabeth Biondi, New York, NY2014
Panelist, School of Visual Arts, Critical Information Conference, MFA Art Criticism & Writing Dept, New York, NY


Intangible Heritage, published by Wendy's Subway x BAM, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)
Blueprints, published by Silent Face Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Valid From Until, published by Booklyn Press, Brooklyn, NY

MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
BFA, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY

The Art Institute of Chicago, Book Collection, IL
International Center of Photography Library, NY
Cleveland Clinic Art Collection, Cleveland, OH
University of Texas at San Antonio, Library Collection, San Antonio, TX
The School of Visual Arts, Photography and Video Library Collection, New York, NY