Yunjoo Kwak

    3.11.2020 Lecture

    Yunjoo Kwak (Seoul, South Korea, 1977)
    Kwak’s work mainly focuses on modern traumas, unrecognized histories, otherness, and misfortunes. She has shown her work in numerous photography and photographic installation exhibitions including Gallery 175, Brain Factory, Seoul Museum of Art, Hanmi Museum of Photography, Seoul, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, and French Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea.
    Since moving to Amsterdam in 2009, Kwak has engaged in video essays, lecture performances, archiving and publications based on her long-term research project. She was an artist-in-residence at The Otolith Collective, London, UK, and has participated in various exhibitions and screenings at Studium Generale Amsterdam (curated by Ruth Noack), Punt WG (curated by Clare Butcher), Reykjavik Museum of Photography, the Korean Cultural Center, London and Rujak Center for Urban Studies, Jakarta (curated by seven and half project). Her major video works include Café Downey’s (2013), A Chronicle of Plan van Gool (2014) and Unfinished Odyssey: The Defectors (2017).