Photo by: Jia Li
Born 1990. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
Jes Fan is an artist born in Canada, raised in Hong Kong, and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Speculating on the fraught intersection between biology and identity, Fan’s practice emerges from an affective inquiry into the concept of otherness. Primarily working in the field of expanded sculpture, Fan navigates the slippery complexities of identity as guided by the materials in his work. Fan is the recipient of various fellowships and residencies, including the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant, Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, NYFA artist fellowship, and Van Lier Fellowship. Fan has exhibited in the United States and internationally; selected exhibitions include The Stomach and the Port at Liverpool Biennial 2021, NIRIN at Sydney Biennale 2020, Kiss My Genders at Hayward Gallery (London, UK), and Mother is a Woman at Empty Gallery (Hong Kong, China).