Jesse Hlebo is an artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. His work explores the ways in which independent acts are disseminated via mass media. The work is resistant to ‘facts’ and ‘objective truths’ and so often violates its own meaning. Each project is vulnerable. It could easily self-destruct.
Jesse has curated and exhibited in numerous solo and group shows internationally. Most notably, he has curated projects and performances at the MoMA Library, MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, the Khyber Center for Contemporary Art and NSCAD in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC, among others.
Jesse is the co-founder and editor of _ Quarterly, a publication based on obsolescence, and is the founder of Swill Children, a small press and record label focusing on the space of integration between limited physical objects and the internet. His most recent project, Paperweight, is a collectively operated site devoted to facilitating a critical dialogue on, and providing resources for, independent publishing. He holds a position on P-MAG (the Printed Matter Advisory Group).
This program is made possible with the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.