Exhibition view, "Life constantly escapes, Kunstraum", 2021, © Aurélien Mole

Exhibition view, « Collection as Poem in the Age of Ephemerality », X Museum, Dec. 2020, curated by Poppy Dongxue Wu, photo credit Semi Semet

Exhibition view, « A Fine Line », Kunsthalle Bremen, Sept. 2020

Exhibition view, « Gravity Road », Kunstverein Freiburg, Sept. 2020 © Marc Doradzillo

Exhibition view, « When The Sick Rule The World », *ALTEFABRIK, Feb. 2020 © Niklas Goldbach

Exhibition view, «The same room : Julie Becker in dialogue», Galerie Neu, Feb. 2020

Exhibition view, "Selva Oscura", 2019, Galerie Sultana, Oct. 2019 © Aurélien mole

Installation view, "HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig. Transcorporealities", 2019, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln / Nina Siefke

Exhibition view, "Crevé", 2019, Triangle France-Astérides, Marseille, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.

Exhibition view, "The Ballad of Saint Jerome ", 2019, Art Now, TATE Britain, Photo credit: Matt Greenwood

Exhibition view, " May You Live In Interesting Times ", 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Various works, 2018, Mixed media, Credit Francesco Galli, Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

Exhibition view, "À Cris Ouverts", 2018, 6e édition des Ateliers de Rennes - biennale d’art contemporain, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.

Exhibition view, "Cellular World", 2018, Glasgow International Festival

Exhibition view, "Support Level", 2018, Chapter Gallery, New York, NY

Exhibition view, "Armes Blanches", 2017, Galerie Sultana, Paris

Exhibition view, «The Great Near», 2016, Arcadia Missa, London

Exhibition view, «ATROPHILIA» with Phoebe Collings-James, 2016, Company, New York

Exhibition view, «No Ordinary Love», 2016, Galerie Sultana, Paris

Exhibition view, « Material Girls and Their Muses », 2014, Marcelle Joseph Projects, London


2 Dec 2020 — 2 Dec 2020


Frieze New York. New York, USA
8 May 2020 — 8 May 2020


Jesse Darling is an artist working in sculpture, installation, video, drawing, text, sound and performance. They live and work in Berlin. Jesse Darling has received commissions from MoMA Warsaw, The Serpentine Gallery and Volksbuhne Berlin among others.

Their work is broadly concerned with what it means to be a body in the world, though what that means is both politically charged and culturally determined. Their practice draws on their own experience as well as the narratives of history and counterhistory. To be a body is to be inherently vulnerable, which extends to the “mortal” quality of empires and ideas as a form of precarious optimism - nothing and noone is too big to fail, and this for JD is the starting point for a practice in which fallibility and fungibility are acknowledged as fundamental qualities in living beings, societies and technologies. Imagining the ‘high church of the modern’ as a moveable or precarious tabernacle, JD’s works and writing feature an array of free-floating consumer goods, liturgical devices, construction materials, fictional characters and mythical symbols detached from the architectures, hierarchies and taxonomies in which they have their place.

Jesse Darling’s recent projects include: Gravity Road, solo show at the Kunstverein - Freibourg (2020) ; Three, Four Trees, E.A. Sharedspace, Georgia (Group show) ; A Fine Line, Kunsthalle Bremen, DE ; Selva Oscar at Galerie Sultana - Paris (solo - 2019) ; 58th Venice Biennale, Venice (2019),  ‘Crevé’ at Triangle France - Astérides, Marseille (solo show - 2019),‘The Ballade of Saint Jerome’ as part of Art Now, Tate Britain, London solo show - (2018), a participation in 'A Cris Ouverts’, Biennale d’art contemporain, Rennes (2018).

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Group Show. Untere Augartenstraße. Vienna, Austria.
31 Mar 2021 — 31 Mar 2021

Group Show. Ygrec. Cergy, France.
15 Oct 2020 — 15 Oct 2020

Solo Show. Kunstverein Freibourg. Freibourg, Germany.
19 Sep 2020 — 19 Sep 2020

Group Show. E.A. Sharedspace. Tbilisi, Georgia.
12 Sep 2020 — 12 Sep 2020

Group Show. Kunsthalle Bremen. Bremen, Germany.
29 Aug 2020 — 29 Aug 2020

Group Show. *ALTEFABRIK. Rapperswill, Switzerland.
22 Feb 2020 — 22 Feb 2020

Group Show. la box_bourges / école nationale supérieure d’art de bourges. Bourges, France.
14 Feb 2020 — 14 Feb 2020

Group Show. Galerie Neu. Berlin, Deutschland.
8 Feb 2020 — 8 Feb 2020


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