Jesse Chun Jesse Chun


From Seoul, New York, Hong Kong, Toronto
Currently based in New York

Jesse Chun is a visual artist working with text, digital media, video, printmaking, and publishing. Her practice investigates conditions of language generated by bureaucracy, systems of communication, migration, and the transcultural space in between.

Lower East Side Printshop, Keyholder Residency, New York, NY
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, AIM Fellowship, Bronx, NY
BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY
The Bruce High Quality Foundation, BHQFU Studio + Teaching Residency, Brooklyn, NY
New York Foundation for the Arts, IAP Program, Brooklyn, NY
The Baum Award, Nominee, San Francisco, CA


Twenty Five Hours, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY (public commission)
On Paper, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY
Valid From Until, Booklyn, Brooklyn, NY


AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Parafiction, ArtCenter/SouthFlorida, Miami, FL
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
Borderless: In Perspective, 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
AIPAD, Julie Saul Gallery, Park Ave Armory, New York, NY
Radical Color, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
Weaving Time: The Archive of Korean Artists in America Part III, the Korean Cultural Center New York, NY
Project Space, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
We live here too, Space Debris Art, Istanbul, TR
Residual Impression, the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY
In Retrospect, the Korean Cultural Center New York, NY
SVA MFA Thesis Exhibition, SVA Gallery, New York, NY
UNICEF Next Generation Exhibition, Aperture Gallery, New York, NY
Come together: Surviving Sandy, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
CONTACT Toronto, Toronto, CA
Incheon International Women Artists Biennale, Incheon, KR

Erica Dawn Lyle, "MFA Quality" (on BHQFU), Art in America, September, Web and Print
Jennifer Picht, "Here is Everything You Can Do at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Summer", Time Out New York, April
Loney Abrams, "BHQFU on How to Run a Free Art School with the 'Worst' Business Model", Artspace, March
Jacquelyn Gleisner, "Places Within Us: Jesse Chun's On Paper Series" Art21, October
Hyo-Won Lee, "Artist Jesse Chun Explores Poetics of Transculturalism" The Korea Times, October, Web and Print, KR
Hannah Stamler, "Critic's Pick: Jesse Chun" Artforum, September
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, September
Seph Rodney, "Using Official Forms to Unpack the Migration Experience" Hyperallergic, September
Giaco Furino, "Looking Good 'On Paper', This Exhibit Merges Mundane Paperwork with Fine Art" VICE: The Creators Project, August
Donghui Shin, "Jesse Chun: On Paper" 사진예술 (Sajinyesul: Photo Art Korea), Seoul, KR, Summer, p.33, Print (in Korean)
Osman Yerebakan, "A New Country, A New Shore: Jesse Chun's On Paper at Spencer Brownstone Gallery" Baxter St. CCNY, July
Asia Literary Review, Issue #30 Contemporary Korean Writers (Cover Art), May, HK, Print
Emily Colucci, "Jesse Chun: Home As A Metaphor" Frontrunner Magazine, March
Der Greif Magazine, Artist Feature + Guest Writer, November
Osman Yerebakan, "Jesse Chun's Delicate Passport Art Explores Modern
Immigration" Art Report, June
Packet Biweekly, Issue #064, Print, NY
Der Greif, Issue 8, Feature, Print, DE
Steadfast Magazine, Issue 1, Feature, Print, NY
David Andrew Fey, "New Artist Feature" Culturehall, Spring Issue
Theresa Ortolani, "The Space Age of Photography: In Conversation with Elisabeth Biondi" ICP-Bard 
Artist feature on Elevision TV and Ikonos TV, Dubai,UAE and Berlin, DE
The Korea Times, Portrait of an Artist, Online and Print, Seoul, KR
Asia Literary Review, Nomads, cover and p.95-105, Print, HK
Tim Kindseth, "Asia Literary Review" The South China Morning Post, Web + Print, HK
Yan Kay Chung, "Jesse Chun" Wen Wei Po, February, Print, HK (in Chinese)
"Global Korean:Jesse Chun", YTN News Channel(TV), Seoul, KR (in Korean)
Fanny Lam, "Insight Talent:Jesse Chun" ELLE Hong Kong, Ip.244, Print, HK (in Chinese)
Fiona Baron, "Asia Literary Review Spring and Summer 2008" The South China Morning Post, Web + Print, HK

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

Panelist, School of Visual Arts, MFA Photo Video and Related Media Dept, New York, 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 (off-site visit hosted by Dawn Chan and Jacob Hashimoto), 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 curator Elisabeth Biondi, New York, NY2014
Panelist, School of Visual Arts, Critical Information Conference, MFA Art Criticism & Writing Dept, New York, NY
Guest lecture, Parsons the New School for Design, BFA Photo, New York, NY
Panelist, New York University, Women’s Social Justice Forum, New York, NY
Artist talk, Columbia University, Department of East Asian Language and Cultures, Korean Studies, New York, NY

BRIC Arts Media, NY (forthcoming)
Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY
Asian American Arts Alliance, NY
Asia Literary Review, HK

Blueprints, published by Silent Face Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Valid From Until, published by Booklyn Press, Brooklyn, NY

The Art Institute of Chicago, Book Collection, IL
International Center of Photography Library, NY
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, HK
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
The Archive of Korean Artists in America, AHL Foundation, New York, NY

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