JAN CHRISTIAN BERNABE

Gallery Director and Founder, FLXST Contemporary

Jan Christian Bernabe is the Gallery Director and Founder of FLXST Contemporary and Fracas Gallery. FLXST Contemporary is a contemporary art space and incubator in the South Loop (specifically the Motor Row district of the South Loop) focused chiefly on contemporary emerging diasporic and immigrant artists, artists of color, and LGBTQ-identified artists. Opened in December 2022 in Pilsen, Fracas Gallery shows artists and photographers who create work that disrupts and advances the possibilities of their chosen medium(s). Jan is also an educator, scholar, curator, arts and & culture critic, and writer.


They are interested in seeing experimental work, new takes on traditional photographic genres, and work by photographers of color.