Jessica Tucker (aka Fetter) is a Chicago/Amsterdam-based video maker, new media artist, and musician. She works with video, performance, sculpture, and music to stage the strange, elusive endeavors of self-knowing and self-production. Immersive, seductive, saturated, and often disorienting, her videos and performances reconfigure tropes of the social Internet and commercial media industry to question the virtual nature of intimacy, fantasy, anxiety, and nostalgia. Identity fluctuates, desire and disturbance mingle, and the artifice of technology is both omnipresent and always just out of reach.
Set to complete her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2020, she previously studied at Wellesley College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cinema and Media Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Audiovisual Art. She has performed and exhibited her work throughout Europe and the USA, and has been supported by grants and scholarships from the Mondriaan Fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), the Prins Bernhard Culture Fund, and the Young Artfund Amsterdam, among others.