Jesse Jones creates works that primarily take the form of film and video. She explores historical instances of communal culture that resonate with contemporary society and politics. Jones isolates forms and subjects, often through the use of Brechtian theatre techniques of estrangement, as a tool for both re-imagining and directly intervening in social discourse.
Jesse Jones has had solo exhibitions at Artsonje Center, Seoul, Spike Island, Bristol; the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin; and REDCAT, Los Angeles; as well as public work such as 12 Angry Films, a temporary drive-in cinema project in Dublin in 2005. Her work The Other North (2012) was shown in Artsonje Seoul and the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry. She participated in the Real DMZ project, on the border of North and South Korea in 2013.