Jes [she/they] is an emerging multidisciplinary designer and performance artist trained in architecture. Using the body as a vessel and the face as a site, she is interested in exploring our collective posthuman and somatic futures [read: cyborg, multiple, & felt].
She works from the unceded and ancestral lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ Nations, otherwise known as ‘Vancouver’.
Specifically of mixed Czech-Cantonese-Vietnamese heritage and as a feminine East-Asian presenting womxn, the fields which influence her work encompass ornamentalism, somatics, critical studies, and speculative-fictions/futurities. She circles the idea of identity and embodiment via its racialized, gendered, and artifical edges. Jes’ artistic practice sifts through the fuzzy space between subject/object, ornament/person, and commodity/human. Her art has recently been exhibited at the Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space , Design at Riverside Gallery , the Art Gallery of Mississauga , Stackt Market , and the Art Gallery of Peterborough . She is currently working as an intern architect on multifamily housing and cultural projects at Human Studio. This work in architecture fuels her spatial and structural imaginings of a future beyond what we now know.