BV340, Bladen Wing, U of T Scarborough
- June 1, 2022
Artist Talk by soJin Chun
Part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery and Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this talk (originally scheduled on May 25) has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 1.
soJin Chun presents the talk In-Between Spaces—Collaborative Practice in the Americas, part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series at U of T Scarborough.
soJin Chun is a Toronto-based educator/curator/artist that explores the alternative dialogues that emerge in-between cultures and disciplines. Her work explores artists, identities, and narratives that exist outside of dominant representations. soJin's diverse art practice has been informed by her personal experience living in the Korean diaspora in Bolivia and Canada while recognizing her colonized subjectivity as an English, Spanish and Portuguese speaker. She aims to create spaces to present contemporary art that is socially engaged and relevant to everyday communities. Collaboration is an essential part of her process as she has worked extensively with BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities in Canada and South America.
Through International artist residencies, soJin has developed a collaborative art practice working with local communities to resist gentrification and displacement. Chun has participated in international film festivals such as the Oberhausen International Film Festival (2020). She has exhibited Internationally in DIY art spaces, galleries and museums. In 2021, she participated in a group exhibition titled, Bop, Art & Labour at Alternative Artspace Ipo in Seoul, Korea. soJin’s video works are represented by GIV (Montreal), CFMDC (Toronto) and V-Tape (Toronto). Chun has a B.A. in Applied Arts from Ryerson University and a Masters in Communications and Culture from Ryerson/York Universities.
The Visiting Artist Lecture Series is co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery & Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media, University of Toronto Scarborough. This semester's series addresses the importance of academic and artistic freedoms.
This talk is free and open to the public, all are welcome. It will be hosted in-person in BV340, Bladen Wing, University of Toronto Scarborough. If you have accommodation needs, please let us know when registering or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
U of T Scarborough students attending for course credit should register through CLNx rather than Eventbrite. See www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/visiting-artist-lecture-series-summer-2022 for more details.
This is a seated event. BV340 is wheelchair accessible. Masks are required on campus; medical masks with a rating of ASTM Level 2 or 3 are recommended.