↑ Exhibition view, « When The Sick Rule The World », *ALTEFABRIK, Feb. 2020 © Niklas Goldbach
↑ Exhibition view, « When The Sick Rule The World », *ALTEFABRIK, Feb. 2020 © Niklas Goldbach Brazen Serpent 2, Bowl of Hygieia , 2018, Steel, aluminium mobility cane, rubber ferrule, lacquer, white plinth with hand, Variable dimensions
↑ Exhibition view, «The same room : Julie Becker in dialogue», Galerie Neu, Feb. 2020
↑ Exhibition view, «The same room : Julie Becker in dialogue», Galerie Neu, Feb. 2020
↑ Virgin Variations, 2019, wood, acrylic glass, various materials, each part 137 x 27,5 x 57,5 cm
↑ Virgin Variations, 2019, wood, acrylic glass, various materials, each part 137 x 27,5 x 57,5 cm
↑ Virgin Variations, 2019, wood, acrylic glass, various materials, each part 137 x 27,5 x 57,5 cm
↑ Votive/Apologia (for & after Julie Becker), 2020, cardboard, concrete, battery-powered, chandelier, paint, various furnishings for a generic disappearance, variable dimensions
↑ Exhibition view, «To Thomas», La Box, Feb. 2020 © François Lauginie
↑ Exhibition view, «To Thomas», La Box, Feb. 2020 © François Lauginie
↑ Jesse Darling, Me and Thomas in the sauna, 2020. Impression sur papier, 42 x 30cm © François Lauginie
↑ "Selva Oscura » exhibition view, St-Jeromes in the wilderness, 2018 (Steel, laquer, toilet brush, rubber, ferrules, archival blinders) / Untitled, 2019 (cabinet and flowers) — Sultana, Oct. 2019 © aurélien mole
↑ "Selva Oscura » exhibition view, St-Jeromes in the wilderness, 2018 (Steel, laquer, toilet brush, rubber, ferrules, archival blinders) / Untitled, 2019 (cabinet and flowers) — Sultana, Oct. 2019 © aurélien mole
↑ "Selva Oscura » exhibition view, St-Jeromes in the wilderness, 2018 (Steel, laquer, toilet brush, rubber, ferrules, archival blinders) / Untitled, 2019 (cabinet and flowers) — Sultana, Oct. 2019 © aurélien mole
↑ "Selva Oscura » exhibition view, St-Jeromes in the wilderness, 2018 (Steel, laquer, toilet brush, rubber, ferrules, archival blinders) / Untitled, 2019 (cabinet and flowers) — Sultana, Oct. 2019 © aurélien mole
↑ "Selva Oscura » exhibition view, St-Jeromes in the wilderness, 2018 (Steel, laquer, toilet brush, rubber, ferrules, archival blinders) / Untitled, 2019 (cabinet and flowers) — Sultana, Oct. 2019 © aurélien mole
↑ "Selva Oscura » exhibition view, St-Jeromes in the wilderness, 2018 (Steel, laquer, toilet brush, rubber, ferrules, archival blinders), Sultana, Oct. 2019 © aurélien mole
↑ "Selva Oscura » exhibition view, Untitled, 2019 (cabinet and flowers) — Sultana, Oct. 2019 © aurélien mole
↑ "Selva Oscura » exhibition view, Untitled, 2019 (cabinet and flowers) — Sultana, Oct. 2019 © aurélien mole
↑ "Selva Oscura » exhibition view, St-Jeromes in the wilderness, 2018 (Steel, laquer, toilet brush, rubber, ferrules, archival blinders) / Untitled, 2019 (cabinet and flowers) — Sultana, Nov. 2019 © aurélien mole
↑ Jesse Darling, Virgin Variations, 2019, Installation view, HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig. Transcorporealities, Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2019, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln / Nina Siefke
↑ Jesse Darling, Virgin Variations, 2019, Installation view, HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig. Transcorporealities, Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2019, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln / Nina Siefke
↑ Jesse Darling, Virgin Variations, 2019, Installation view, HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig. Transcorporealities, Museum Ludwig, Cologne 2019, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln / Nina Siefke
↑ Crevé, installation view, Triangle France-Astérides, Marseille, 2019, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.
↑ Crevé, installation view, Triangle France-Astérides, Marseille, 2019, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.
↑ Crevé, installation view, Triangle France-Astérides, Marseille, 2019, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.
↑ Crevé, installation view, Triangle France-Astérides, Marseille, 2019, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.
↑ Crevé, installation view, Triangle France-Astérides, Marseille, 2019, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.
↑ Crevé, installation view, Triangle France-Astérides, Marseille, 2019, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.
↑ Crevé, installation view, Triangle France-Astérides, Marseille, 2019, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.
↑ Jesse Darling , Art Now, Tate Britain, 22 September 2018 – 24 February 2019 "The Ballad of Saint Jerome ", installation view, Photo credit: Matt Greenwood
↑ Jesse Darling , Art Now, Tate Britain, 22 September 2018 – 24 February 2019 "The Ballad of Saint Jerome ", installation view, Photo credit: Matt Greenwood
↑ Jesse Darling , Art Now, Tate Britain, 22 September 2018 – 24 February 2019 "The Ballad of Saint Jerome ", installation view, Photo credit: Matt Greenwood
↑ Jesse Darling, À Cris Ouverts, 2018 , view of installation at 6e édition des Ateliers de Rennes - biennale d’art contemporain, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.
↑ Jesse Darling, À Cris Ouverts, 2018 , view of installation at 6e édition des Ateliers de Rennes - biennale d’art contemporain, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.
↑ Jesse Darling, À Cris Ouverts, 2018 , view of installation at 6e édition des Ateliers de Rennes - biennale d’art contemporain, Photo - credit : Aurélien Mole.
↑ Jesse darling, "A Fine Line, 2018, steel core washing line, barbed wire, bunting, baby clothes, used shoes, burned toels, pinatas, fans, fairy lights, soft toys, singing birds, artificial greenery, medals, charms. Exhibition View ‘Cellular World’ at Glasgow International Festival , 2018.
↑ Jesse darling, "A Fine Line, 2018, steel core washing line, barbed wire, bunting, baby clothes, used shoes, burned toels, pinatas, fans, fairy lights, soft toys, singing birds, artificial greenery, medals, charms. Exhibition View ‘Cellular World’ at Glasgow International Festival , 2018.
↑ Jesse darling, "A Fine Line, 2018, steel core washing line, barbed wire, bunting, baby clothes, used shoes, burned toels, pinatas, fans, fairy lights, soft toys, singing birds, artificial greenery, medals, charms. Exhibition View ‘Cellular World’ at Glasgow International Festival , 2018.
↑ Jesse darling, "A Fine Line, 2018, steel core washing line, barbed wire, bunting, baby clothes, used shoes, burned toels, pinatas, fans, fairy lights, soft toys, singing birds, artificial greenery, medals, charms. Exhibition View ‘Cellular World’ at Glasgow International Festival , 2018.
↑ Jesse darling, "A Fine Line, 2018, steel core washing line, barbed wire, bunting, baby clothes, used shoes, burned toels, pinatas, fans, fairy lights, soft toys, singing birds, artificial greenery, medals, charms. Exhibition View ‘Cellular World’ at Glasgow International Festival , 2018.
↑ Support Level, exhibition view / vue d'exposition, Chapter Gallery, New York, NY, 2018
↑ Support Level, exhibition view / vue d'exposition, Chapter Gallery, New York, NY, 2018
↑ Support Level, exhibition view / vue d'exposition, Chapter Gallery, New York, NY, 2018
↑ Support Level, exhibition view / vue d'exposition, Chapter Gallery, New York, NY, 2018
↑ Untitled (waiting room poster/municipal hospital series), 2017, ink on paper, ink on plastic, with aluminum frame / encre sur papier, encre sur plastique, avec cadre en aluminum, each/chaque : 47 × 35 × 2 cm
↑ « Armes Blanches », installation view, Sultana, 2017
↑ « Ass Priest », 2017, welded steel, foam, cast silicon, silk ribbon, jesmonite/acier soudé, mousse, silicone moulé, ruban en soie, résine jesmonite, 195 x 55 x 53 cm
↑ « Armes Blanches », installation view, Sultana, 2017
↑ « Little 1’s (Walking)», 2017 pigmenta and cast jesmonite/pigments et résine jesmonite moulée , 14 x 9 x 5 cm
↑ «  Little 1s (growing) » , «  The Watcher (3) » , «  The Watcher (2) » , «  Uh Oh She’s a Tourist » , «  The Watcher (1) » , «  Silicone Pantalone » , «  Ass Priest » , «  Little 1s (growing) » , installation view, Sultana, 2017
↑ «  Armes Blanches » , installation view, Sultana, 2017
↑ «  Slump Priest » , 2017, Steel, paper, pvc, latex glove, clay, foam, jesmonite, aluminium/acier, papier, pvc, gant en latex, argile, mousse, résine jesmonite, aluminium, 190 x 120 x 190 cm
↑ « The Great Near », installation view, Arcadia Missa, London, 2016
↑ « The Great Near », installation view, Arcadia Missa, London, 2016
↑ « The Great Near », installation view, Arcadia Missa, London, 2016
↑ « The Great Near », installation view, Arcadia Missa, London, 2016
↑ Installation view, Arcadia Missa, Frieze art fair, London, 2016
↑ Installation view, Arcadia Missa, Frieze art fair, London, 2016
↑ « ATROPHILIA » with Phoebe Collings-James, installation view, Company, New York, 2016
↑ « ATROPHILIA » with Phoebe Collings-James, installation view, Company, New York, 2016
↑ L-R : «Bucephalus/Comanche (War Horse) » , 2016, Styrofoam, plastic, feathers, aluminum, steel, cotton, 149.86 x 27.94 x 45.72 cm & « Border Sphinx 1 (boundary boy) », « Border Sphinx 2 (boundary boy) », 2016 Polystyrene, paster, silicon, plastic, cotton, tape, steel, 144.78 x 33.02 x 55.88 cm
↑ L-R : « Votive », 2016, Steel, wax, gauze, electric candle, 101.6 x 30.48 x 25.4 cm & « Liberty Torch 2 (Ace of Wands Series) », 2016, Jesmonite, pigment, plastic, brass, styrofoam, 35.56 x 15.24 x 25.4 cm
↑ « No Ordinary Love », installation view, Galerie Sultana, Paris, 2016
↑ « No Ordinary Love », installation view, Galerie Sultana, Paris, 2016
↑ « Material Girls and Their Muses », installation view, Marcelle Joseph Projects, London, 2014
↑ L-R : « The Veterans », 2014, Steel, plastic, textile 240 x 60 x 85 cm & « Masc Irade », 2014, Steel, plastic, pram wheels, bungee cord 180 x 132 x 90 cm
↑ « Talkin 2 Ur Dick », Brand New Gallery, Milan, 2015
↑ « Lil Bitch » , Brand New Gallery, Milan, 2015
GALLERY SHOWS:

Selva Oscura
13 Oct 2019 — 13 Oct 2019

Metamorphõseõn
6 Sep 2018 — 6 Sep 2018

Condo New York
29 Jun 2017 — 29 Jun 2017

Armes Blanches
24 Feb 2017 — 24 Feb 2017

No Ordinary Love
23 Jun 2016 — 23 Jun 2016

FAIRS:

Frieze London. London, UK
4 Oct 2017 — 4 Oct 2017

Paris Internationale. Paris, France
18 Oct 2017 — 18 Oct 2017

Liste, Basel. Basel, Switzerland
10 Jun 2019 — 10 Jun 2019

BIO:

Jesse Darling is an artist working in sculpture, installation, video, drawing, text, sound and performance. They live and work in Berlin.

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.

JD’s recent projects include the participation at the 58th Venice Biennale, Venice (2019), a solo show ‘Crevé’ at Triangle France - Astérides, Marseille (2019), a solo show ‘The Ballade of Saint Jerome’ as part of Art Now, Tate Britain, London (2018), a participation in 'A Cris Ouverts’, Biennale d’art contemporain, Rennes (2018) and in ‘Metarmophõseõn’, Galerie Sultana, Paris (2018).

JD has received commissions from MoMA Warsaw, The Serpentine Gallery and Volksbuhne Berlin among others. Their past solo exhibitions include 'Support Level’, Chapter, New York (2018), 'Armes Blanches: History is Other People' at Galerie Sultana, Paris (2017) and 'The Great Near' at Arcadia Missa, London (2016), as well as duo exhibition ‘Atrophilia’ with Phoebe Collings-James at Company Gallery, New York (2016) and group exhibitions as part of ‘Give Up the Ghost’, Baltic Triennial 13, Tallin (2018), ‘Docile Bodies’, Vitrine, London (2018) and Glasgow International (2018). JD has published texts in print and online including The Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt Press); Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the 21st Century (MIT Press, 2015); Art After the Internet (Cornerhouse Books, 2014).

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Group Show. *ALTEFABRIK. Rapperswill, Switzerland.
(www.kurator.ch)
22 Feb 2020 — 22 Feb 2020

Group Show. la box_bourges / école nationale supérieure d’art de bourges. Bourges, France.
(www.ensa-bourges.fr)
14 Feb 2020 — 14 Feb 2020

Group Show. Galerie Neu. Berlin, Deutschland.
(www.galerieneu.net)
8 Feb 2020 — 8 Feb 2020

Group Show. Ludwig Museum. Köln, Deutschcland.
(museum-ludwig.de)
21 Sep 2019 — 21 Sep 2019

Group Show. Arsenale, Venice Biennale. Venice, Italy.
(labiennale.org)
11 May 2019 — 11 May 2019

Group Show. Project ArtBeat. Tbilisi, Georgia.
(projectartbeat.com)
14 Apr 2019 — 14 Apr 2019

Solo Show. Triangle France - Astérides. Marseille, France.
(trianglefrance.org)
16 Mar 2019 — 16 Mar 2019

Group Show. Les Ateliers de Rennes - Biennale d’art contemporain. Rennes, France.
(lesateliersderennes.fr)
29 Sep 2018 — 29 Sep 2018

Solo Show. Tate Britain. London, United Kingdom.
(www.tate.org.uk)
22 Sep 2018 — 22 Sep 2018

Group Show. Vitrine. London, United Kingdom.
(vitrinegallery.com)
6 Jul 2018 — 6 Jul 2018

Group Show. Tallinn Art Center. Tallinn, Estonia.
(baltictriennial13.org)
29 Jun 2018 — 29 Jun 2018

Group Show. Glasgow International 2018. Glasgow, United Kingdom.
(glasgowinternational.org)
20 Apr 2018 — 20 Apr 2018

Group Show. Kunsthal Aarhus. Aarhus, Denmark.
(kunsthalaarhus.dk)
16 Mar 2018 — 16 Mar 2018

Solo Show. Chapter NY. New York, USA.
(www.chapter-ny.com)
26 Jan 2018 — 26 Jan 2018

Group Show. Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler. Berlin, Germany.
(k-t-z.com)
19 Jan 2018 — 19 Jan 2018

Group Show. Beirut Arts Center. Beirut, Lebanon.
(sharjahart.org)
19 Oct 2017 — 19 Oct 2017

Group Show. Longside Gallery/ Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Wakefield, UK.
(ysp.co.uk)
15 Jul 2017 — 15 Jul 2017

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