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Jennifer Chan
Selected Works 2011-2012
February 1 - 24, 2013

Jennifer Chan is an artist who works with video, performance and web-based media. She combines recorded footage and found media in a deliberately kitsch manner to create visual “mixtapes” that function as social commentary on art and gender after the popularization of the Internet. Chan has exhibited at Kiasma (Helsinki), Abandon Normal Devices Festival (UK), Interstate Projects (New York), Titanik (Turku), Future Gallery (Berlin), Transmediale (Berlin), GL/.TCH Festival (Chicago & Amsterdam), Forum Box (Helsinki), Transnumeriques (Brussels), Images Festival (Toronto), Trinity Square Video (Toronto), and “Low Lives III” International Exhibition of Live Networked Performances.

Chan’s research on media arts and internet culture has been presented at Whitechapel Gallery (UK), Rhizome.org, Art Fag City, Networked_Performance (turbulence.org), Abandon Normal Devices Festival (UK), and Open Video Conference (New York). Chan has recently written about subculture, the performance of gender and vernacular video. She is a recipient of the 2009 Mississauga Art Awards for Emerging Talent in Visual Arts. She was born in Ottawa (Canada) and grew up in Hong Kong. She currently works between Toronto, Ontario and Syracuse, New York. Chan has a HBA in Communication, Culture and Information Technology from University of Toronto Mississauga and is completing her MFA in Art Video at Syracuse University.

Selected works:

Infinite Debt, 3:23, 2012
Revolution is impossible, but the best things in life are almost for free.

we’re over, 2:37, 2012
May the bridges I burn light the way.

Young Money, 8:30, 2012
“What starts out as a run-of-the-mill bromance turns into a jerk-off session wiped clean with artist Sterling Crispin’s pizza t-shirt… totally NSFW.”
–Corinna Kirsch, L Magazine.

*A Total Jizzfest*, 3:22, 2012
A sample of the richest, sexiest men in computer and internet history.

[[[ I’ll Show You HD ]]], 3:13, 2012
New Media A-Z

HIGH TACK, 2:51, 2011
A love song for a broken computer.

New American Classic, 1:44, 2011
Is it sculpture or furniture?

Curated by Tom Sherman