Cloop, 2018
Ink watercolor on paper, 57 x 37.5 cm

JOO YEON WOO

Artist Statement
As a culturally displaced artist, I have been drawn to the theme of cultural displacement and identity, and to social, psychological, and cross-cultural studies that are heavily influenced by immigrant experiences and by the interaction between people and place. In the contemporary world, most of us move from one place to another and experience placelessness, the difficulty of building a deep knowledge of and relationship with the specific culture or place we migrated to. Today’s nomadic culture and lifestyle is multicultural, transcending geographic locations and ethnic characteristics. Such experiences lead me to re-perceive my sense of identity. Engaging issues of Korean diaspora and cultural displacement, my creative works investigate the notions of identity, sense of place and placelessness, memory, boundary, and displacement through drawing, painting, video, photography, installation, and, more specifically, the fusing of these media, such as embossment on paper, acrylic painting on a digital pigment print, photography from papercut collage, and interactive installation with video footage.


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Past Solo Exhibitions:
What's My Name?, 2015

Past Group Exhibitions:
Gathering Differences, 2017
In The Secret Garden, 2016
New Art In An Old House, 2016
Transformed Viewpoints, 2015
Liminal Communities, 2014