Overseen by independent curator Jeppe Ugelvig, Frieze London Talks focuses on artistic collaboration and economies of exchange.
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Jes Fan (范加) is an artist born in Canada and raised in Hong Kong, 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, such as 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 Bienniale 2020, Kiss My Genders at Hayward Gallery (London/UK), Mother is a Woman at Empty Gallery (Hong Kong/CN).
Rindon Johnson is an artist and poet. In 2021, Johnson presents two pendant solo exhibitions; first in spring at SculptureCenter, New York and later in autumn at Chisenhale, London. He is the author of four books, most recently, The Law of Large Numbers: Black Sonic Abyss (Chisenhale, Inpatient, SculptureCenter 2021). He was born on the unceded territories of the Ohlone people, he lives in Berlin.
Ari Heinrich has published widely on Chinese and transnational visual cultures, on medical illustration, and on queer theory, and is also known for their translations of key works of queer literature from Taiwan such as Qiu Miaojin’s Last Words from Montmartre (New York Review Books, 2014) and Chi Ta-wei’s The Membranes (Columbia, 2021). They have lectured on topics ranging from the history of medical photography to the exhibition of Chinese cadavers in internationally circulating anatomical displays. Ari is the recipient of a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant (2019). They are Professor of Chinese Literature and Media at the ANU.