Jesse Chun Jesse Chun

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Jesse Chun is a multidisciplinary artist whose work investigates the frameworks of language, meaning, cultural memory, and conditions of belonging. Through visual and linguistic interventions of pre-existing symbols and information, her practice considers new translations of place, identity, and dwelling. Formerly from Seoul, Hong Kong, New York and Toronto, she lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

VICE: The Creators Project, Looking Good 'On Paper'
Sajinyesul | 사진예술, Jesse Chun: On Paper (in Korean)
Brooklyn Bridge Park | Public Art Commission, Jesse Chun: Twenty Five Hours
BHQFU, ESL: Transcultural Poetics

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MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
BFA, Parsons the New School for Design, 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 State Council on the Arts + New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Grant, New York, NY
New York Foundation for the Arts, IAP Program, Brooklyn, NY
The Baum Award, Nominee, San Francisco, CA
The Korea Press Foundation Grant, Seoul, KR

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

AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (forthcoming)
Parafiction, ArtCenter/SouthFlorida, Miami, FL
Alien Nations, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
Elective Affinities: A Library, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY
As A Matter Of Fact, Bulletin, New York, NY
Borderless: In Perspective, Lite-Haus Galerie, Berlin, DE
High Desert/Inner Space, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
The NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
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
Postcards from The Edge, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
The LA Art Book Fair, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
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
Jesse Chun, Gallery at the Hong Kong Central Library, HK

Loney Abrams, "BHQFU on Alternative Art Education", 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+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, "Manipulating the Passports and Paperwork of 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
Maddie Crum, "Meet The Contemporary Photographers Experimenting With Radical Color" The Huffington Post, Arts & Culture, May
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 Blog
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

Guest lecture, Parsons the New School for Design, Professional Practices, New York, NY
Artist talk, 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
Faculty, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, ESL: Transcultural Poetics, Brooklyn, 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, Core Studio 4:Photo Contexts, New York, NY
Artist talk, Korean Association of New York Artists, New York, NY
Guest lecture, Parsons the New School for Design, BFA Photo Department, Junior Seminar, New York, NY
Panelist, Artists in Conversation with curator Elisabeth Biondi, Fridman Gallery, New York, NY
Panelist, the 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

Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY
Asian American Arts Alliance, NY
Asia Literary Review, HK

Blueprints, published by Silent Face, Brooklyn, NY (forthcoming)
Valid From Until, published by Booklyn Press, Brooklyn, NY

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, HK
Cleveland Clinic Art Collection, Cleveland, OH
International Arts Movement, New York, NY
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
Private Collections