Alex Jen is a writer and curator based in Chicago.
An exhibition at the Smart Art Museum, Chicago, questions the role of the market and the possibility of pure aesthetics in single-coloured works
The second iteration of the Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art asks what art can do in an increasingly fraught political climate, but simply offers symbolic gestures
An exhibition at Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago, showcases the painter’s unfussy yet intimate studies of behaviour and mundanity
The artist’s installation at Material Exhibitions, Chicago, is both cynical and deferential towards the art world
With a new work on view at the Queens Museum, the artist continues to probe the paradox of Asian-American visibility and ‘model minority’ myth
At the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, the artist’s methodical excavation of her own home results in deeply evocative paintings
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