(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, an exhibiting artist at The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia and is showing his most recent work in the Smithsonian Institute Men of Change exhibition.


He lives and works between NYC and Oslo, Norway.