Image courtesy of Jesse Darling
Somerset House Studios resident

Jesse Darling

Associate Artist

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Jesse Darling is an artist based in London and Berlin working in sculpture, installation, text, sound and ‘dasein by design’. In an ongoing project to denaturalize the theological ecosystem of capitalist modernity as “an arbitrary, violent fairytale,” Darling's work and research considers the social, physical and narrative body as a site where architectural, [bio]political and social structures manifest and become transformed.

Border Sphinxes (Boundary Boys 1 & 2), Jesse Darling 2016
Border Sphinxes (Boundary Boys 1 & 2), Jesse Darling 2016
March of the Valedictorians, Jesse Darling 2016
March of the Valedictorians, Jesse Darling 2016

Recent projects include solo exhibitions Armes Blanches: History is Other People at Sultana Galerie in Paris (2017) and The Great Near at Arcadia_Missa, London, as well as duo exhibition Atrophilia with Phoebe Collings-James at Company Gallery, New York. Other projects include a collaborative study week on ritual and practice devised for Wysing Arts Centre, performance exhibition 'Let Them Eat Cake/May One Without Hunger Lift the First Knife' (in collaboration with Raju Rage at Block Universe Festival, UK), and the sound performance NTGNE for Serpentine Park Nights in 2015.

Jesse 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).

GPOY, Jesse Darling 2015
GPOY, Jesse Darling 2015
Little 1, Jesse Darling 2017
Little 1, Jesse Darling 2017