Jesse Chun Jesse Chun

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Jesse Chun is an artist living and working between New York and Seoul. Chun's immersive poetics in moving image, drawing, sculpture, and installation address language. Traversing found historiographies, translations, and imprints of linguistic hierarchies as a site for rupture, abstraction, and (un)languaging, Chun's work invokes alternate semiotics and cosmologies of meaning, time, and the untranslatable. 

Chun's first institutional solo survey exhibition <시, language for new moons> was presented by the Seoul Museum of Art, at the Seoul Museum of History for the 12th Seoul Mediacity Biennale (curated by Rachael Rakes) in 2023. Chun's work has been presented internationally at SculptureCenter, New York; The Drawing Center, NY; Queens Museum, NY; Ballroom Marfa, TX (United States); Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (Canada); the Nam June Paik Art Center (South Korea); De Appel, Amsterdam (the Netherlands); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (DE); Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK), among others. Chun was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (US); and other fellowships including the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art's Studio Residency (Seoul, forthcoming) ; Art by Translation (Paris), the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship at ISCP (New York), and more. Select reviews of her work have been published in Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail, ArtAsiaPacific, the Korea Times, Artpapers, Artreview, and BOMB. Chun's work is in the collections of Seoul Museum of Art (KR); Museum of Modern Art Library (NY); Smithsonian Institution (DC); Metropolitan Museum of Art Library (NY); and KADIST (FR/US), among others.



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O (FOR VARIOUS SKIES)
SCORE FOR UNLANGUAGING
시:sea
AND VERSE (혼잣말의 언어 그리고 COSMOS)
술래 SULLAE
INDEXING MY MONOLOGUE
ENUNCIATING SILENCE AND
TRANSLATIONS (ON EVIDENCE, UNTRANSLATABLE FUTURES, AND OTHER DRAWINGS)
WRITINGS(ㅁ)
LIQUID MYTHS
MANNER OF SPEAKING

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