Born in Boston, MA

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Jesse Farber has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and Europe, and is currently a member of the White Columns Curated Artist Registry. He has attended residencies at Höherweg (Dusseldorf, Germany), Islip Museum of Art (NY), Yaddo (NY), and Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL). Since 2018, he has published an ongoing library of collage book zines through his imprint Vonconflon, which also releases works by his audio project, RNL. His sound works have also appeared in film scores, radio broadcasts, and live events.


Education
2004 Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. MFA
2002 Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Post-Baccalaureate
1998 Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. BA in Studio Art

Exhibitions
2021 Suturo Berlin, curated by Daniel Wiesenfeld and Bettina Weiss, www.suturo.com
2020 KUNST IM BAU, curated by Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Gunter Reski, and Marcus Weber, Berlin
Thinking of Sound, Hilbertraum, Berlin
Mistral, Site Site Parasite, Marseille, France
2019 Rulers, curated by Sue Havens and Jason Lazarus, Coco Hunday, Tampa, FL
Der Schein der Dinge, SCOTTY, Berlin, Germany
Notebook, curated by Joanne Greenbaum, 56 Henry, New York, NY
2018 The 7th Sense, Bar Babette, Berlin, Germany
Glashaus, AusstellungsHalle 1A, Frankfurt, Germany
2017 All The Right Moves, Kienzle Art Foundation, Berlin, Germany
2016 One Million Mirrors, solo, Cavuspace, Berlin, Germany
Dada Dada! w/CEPH, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt, Germany
Super Sketchy, DCTV, New York, NY
I Believe My Receiver, solo, Galerie Studio St. St., Berlin, Germany
On Site in 16 Cities, Bar Babette, Berlin, Germany, and Create or Die, Sydney, Australia
2014 Person, Place, or Thing, 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany
Helløween, Idling Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2013 Haydarpasa'yi Sevmek, Haydarpasa, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 WAVERS, Curated by EJ Hauser and Rob Nadeau, Brooklyn, NY
2011 This World Is Not My Home, solo, GallusZentrum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Wir alle lieben Lüpertz, Kornhäuschen, Aschaffenburg, Germany
2009 Familietreffen, Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Crack-Up, curated by Sascha Braunig, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
Central & Remote, Daily Operation, Long Island City, NY
From The Garden Of Earthly Delights, Arts Guild of Rahway, NJ
2008 Unlikely Perfomance Night, W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hallways 2, 167 Plymouth, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Hallways, 167 Plymouth, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Ten Alumni Artists, Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
I AM 5, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Floor Play, Brooklyn War Memorial Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Into the Woods, Morsel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Power T's, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
Six Degrees, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Tell Me a Story of a World Without Words, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
2003 Nickel and Dimed, Quality Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Good For You, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2001 Where You At?, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Awards/Residencies
2021 White Columns Artist Registry, White Columns, New York, NY
2016 Höherweg Guest Residency, Düsseldorf, Germany
2009 In Process Residency, Islip Museum of Art, Islip, NY
2008 Louise Bourgeois Residency for a Sculptor, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2006 Joan Mitchell Scholarship, Atlantic Center of the Arts Residency, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2004 Giza Daniels-Endesha Award for Outstanding Performance, Rutgers University, NJ
2003 TA/GA Competitiveness Pool Award, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2002 Teaching Fellowship, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Leon Golub Scholarship, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Teaching Fellowship, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Curating
2020-now Site Site Parasite. Exhibition projects that reject conventional relationships to location and venue.
2012-2014 NIMBY Lifestyles. Exhibition projects oriented around remoteness and long-distance.

Bibliography/Discography
2020 Farber, Jesse. “Multi-Falsing”, sound project and interview in Bait/Switch Vol. 1 No. 2: Communication, https://www.baitswit.ch
Farber, Jesse, and RNL. Original score for Contact, a film by Joe Nanashe
Farber, Jesse. Das Törchen (The Gate). Berlin, Germany: VONCONFLON
Farber, Jesse. Jailbreak. Berlin, Germany: VONCONFLON
Masteller, Ryan. "RNL - Conquering King Kong," Tabs Out, http://www.tabsout.com/?p=23964
“A Duck in a Tree: The Whole Spectre of Beauty,” Resonance FM broadcast/podcast by :zoviet*france:, featuring RNL's Conquering King Kong
Mecca, Steve, "RNL: Conquering King Kong," Chain D.L.K., http://www.chaindlk.com/reviews/?id=11207
2019 “Toneshift 14,” podcast featuring RNL's Conquering King Kong
“Vital Weekly 1211,” podcast featuring RNL's Conquering King Kong
De Waard, Frans, “RNL - Conquering King Kong,” Vital Weekly 1211
RNL - Conquering King Kong. Solo sound works. Berlin, Germany: VONCONFLON
Farber, Jesse. LESO. Berlin, Germany: VONCONFLON
Farber, Jesse. RESEISMO. Berlin, Germany: VONCONFLON
2018 Simon, Jörg, Ed. Glashaus 2011-2015. Frankfurt, Germany: Kann Verlag
“Jesse Farber”, Layers 3, Brut Magazine. London, UK
Farber, Jesse. I Believe My Receiver (Bound). Berlin, Germany: VONCONFLON
Farber, Jesse. I GET SO. Berlin, Germany: VONCONFLON
Farber, Jesse. Infallible Instants. Berlin, Germany: VONCONFLON
“Jesse Farber Answers 5 Questions,” ArtSlant, https://www.artslant.com/ny/articles/show/49162-jesse-farber-answers-5-questions
2016 Farber, Jesse, and Rapoport, Maria, One Million Mirrors, exhibition catalog
2015 "Gallery: Jesse Farber," Dime & Honey, http://www.dimeandhoney.com/jesse-farber/
2014 CEPH - HOWWHATWHY, full-length cd, experimental/electronic music, Frankfurt/Berlin Germany. Main member/composer of two-person collaborative.
2011 “Jesse Farber's New Worlds,” Beautiful Decay, http://beautifuldecay.com
“Surreal landscapes from US artist Jesse Farber,” Panther Club, http://blog.pantherclub.eu
2009 Pisano, Hortense. “In der Finanzkrise ist die Phantasie gefragt” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Smith, Nancy. “The Crack Up.” Art Lovers New York. 13 August http://www.artloversnewyork.com/zine/the-bomb/2009/08/13/the-crack-up/
2008 Lutz, Jon, and Farber, Jesse. “Jesse Farber.” The Old Gold http://theoldgold.blogspot.com/2008/06/jesse-farber.html
2007 Mann, Dina. “Inside the Box: Artists Find Inspiration in Dioramas.” Columbia News Service. 11 Dec