Jes Fan (b. 1990, Scarborough, Canada) lives and works in Hong Kong and Brooklyn, USA. Fan originally trained in glass making, but has expanded his practice to encompass diverse mediums. His trans-disciplinary practice speculates on the intersection of biology and identity in relation to the materiality of the gendered and racialised body.Read More
Fan is the recipient of various fellowships and residencies, including the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant (2017), as well as the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship (2019-2020). Recent exhibitions include Rockbund Art Museum, China (2019); Hayward Gallery, UK (2019); Empty Gallery, Hong Kong (2018); and Museum of Arts and Design, USA (2017). Fan has also participated in numerous artists residencies with institutions including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Recess Art, Smack Mellon and Pioneer Works. He also participated in the Liverpool Biennale (2021), Sydney Biennale (2020), Socrates Annual (2019) and has works forthcoming in the New Museum Triennial (2021). In 2022, he will open a second solo show with Empty Gallery, and an exhibition at The Kitchen, New York City.
Text courtesy Empty Gallery.
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