(b. 1983, NYC)

is a Haitian-American conceptual artist investigating the deception of boundaries and familiarity fixed in racial formation.


Innocent’s sculptures and installations present rigid, brooding objects that confront and contort bias.


Jelsen has exhibited domestically and abroad. He was artist in residence at Iwalewahaus Bayreuth, Germany as part of 49° Grenzüberschreitungen Festival "Future Ports of Entry" and an exhibiting artist at The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia. 


He lives and works in Brooklyn.




















As If Our Bodies Were Built To House Your Bullets (2017)