Yunjoo Kwak

artistiek onderzoek - audiovisueel - archieven - digitale technologie - experimenteel

Kwak's practice is research-based and process-oriented, with a focus on architecture, migration, history, marginality and globalization. She works across the disciplines of film, photography, lecture performance, publication and archiving, creating artistic work that results from the research process. She is interested in the blind spots of representation that we might have not known or learned from history, and seek ways how to haunt them. In the PhD program, she plans to further develop her ongoing long-term research project and body of work, Unfinished Odyssey that she initiated in 2016.

Refresh Amsterdam

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 17-12-2020 t/m 18-07-2021
  • Locatie: Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam
  • Refresh Amsterdam is a collaborative project on urban culture with work by contemporary makers, on display in our museum and at various locations in the city. The theme of this first edition is 'Sense of place'. Refresh Amsterdam is a biannual manifestation about Amsterdam city culture. This first edition is organized together with cultural organizations across Amsterdam: De Appel, CBK Zuidoost, Compagnietheater, OSCAM, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, SEXYLAND and The Black Archives.

Only The Ports Are Loyal To Us

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 01-11-2019 t/m 21-11-2019
  • Locatie: C2O Library & Collabtive, Surabaya
  • The port of Tanjung Perak was an important gate for the colonial government with shipping services. In Amsterdam, the Java Island was created at the end of the 19th century by dredging water, and used for loading with goods arriving from Indonesia. The stories linking the island and the port, different geographies and time travels, suggests ways of looking and thinking through the past and present, and that how the colony and metropole have influenced with each other.