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Jes Fernie

I'm an independent curator and writer based in Essex, UK. I work with galleries, architectural practices and public realm organisations on public programmes, commissioning schemes, exhibitions and residency projects across the UK and abroad. Working primarily beyond gallery walls, I'm interested in an expansive idea of contemporary artistic practice, which encompasses dialogue, research, engagement and serendipity.

I'm a member of many art commissioning selection panels and have worked with organisations including Focal Point Gallery, Tate, Museum of London, RIBA, Olympic Delivery Authority, St Paul's Cathedral, Central St Martins, University of Essex, Lund Cathedral and the RCA.

Here’s a pdf of a booklet I produced in 2018 on a selection of projects I’ve done over the last ten years. It includes a text I wrote about my fabulous, cross-dressing great aunt who ran away from Essex in 1910.

I wrote this Guardian piece about being a freakishly tall woman. Not strictly work-related, but gives you a sense of the person behind this website.

Jes Fernie

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