Visiting Artist Lecture Series | Summer 2022

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Guest speaker:
soJin Chun 

soJin Chun: In-Between Spaces—Collaborative Practice in the Americas 

Event date, time & location:
May 25, 2022. 1-2pm. BV340. 

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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. 



Guest speaker:
Chun Hua Catherine Dong 

Chun Hua Catherine Dong: Now You See Me

Event date & time: 
June 8, 2022. 1-2pm. Zoom.

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Chun Hua Catherine Dong is a Chinese-born Montreal-based artist working with performance, photography, video, and AR and VR. Dong received an MFA from Concordia University and BFA from Emily Carr University Art & Design. Dong’s work has been exhibited in many national and international venues, such as Quebec City Biennial, MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image, MAC VAL in France, Museo de la Cancillería in Mexico City, Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris and so on. Dong was the recipient of the Franklin Furnace Award for performance art in New York in 2014 and listed the “10 Artists Who Are Reinventing History” by Canadian Art in 2017. Dong was awarded with Cultural Diversity in Visual Arts by the Conseil des arts de Montréal in 2021, and a finalist for Prix en art actuel du MNBAQ 2020.