About

SOJIN CHUN –  BIO

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soJin Chun is currently based in Rio de Janeiro Brazil and participating in a 9-month artist residency at CAPACETE along with 11 other Brazilian and International artists.  In this context, soJin is living together, working and collaborating with the other residents to program workshops and think tanks that address some of the most urgent political issues in light of the current Brazilian political climate after the coup d’état.

Chun’s practice also includes creating works in video and installation.  Using a whimsical and humorous approach, her work explores local narratives to examine the intersections and contradictions found in cultural, social and personal identities as a result of geographic relocation, and cultural multiplicity.  Chun’s personal experience living in the Korean diaspora in Bolivia, and Canada, informs her work which reveals the idiosyncrasies found in culture, in its inconclusive and contradictory nature.

Through artist residencies in Trisc, Serbia; Kiosko Galeria in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Casa das Caldeiras in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and The Treasure Hill Artist Village in Taipei, Taiwan, Chun has developed a personal style of storytelling providing a unique perspective as a Korean-born Spanish-Speaking artist.  Chun has participated in video screening and exhibitions internationally including Bolivia, Brazil, Serbia, France, South Africa, Taiwan and the U.S.  Most recently, soJin attended El Encuentro, a biennale conference organized by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics with a version of the Aturquesada performance.

Chun has a B.A. in Applied Arts from Ryerson University and a Masters in Communications and Culture from Ryerson/York Universities.  Part of her art practice also involves programming and teaching educational workshops to youth, and adults within the context of community development.  She is currently the Head of Education and Community Outreach at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto, Canada.

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Mar. 2015   Super8 workshop w/ Claudio Caldini, LIFT, Toronto, Canada

Oct. 2010 Intermediate Final Cut Pro  & Adobe After Effects I & II, LIFT, Toronto, ON

Sept. 2006 ~ May 2009 MA in Communications and Culture, York University, Toronto, Canada

Sept. 1996 ~ Apr. 2000 BAA in Radio and Television Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

May – Jun. 2000 Certificate in Photography, Maine Digital Workshops, Maine, USA

AWARDS/ GRANTS

2016     Canada Council for the Arts: Travel Assistance to Media Artists

2015     Ontario Arts Council: Exhibition Assistance to Visual Artists

2014     Award for Top 10 Projects – XIX Biennale of Visual Arts in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

2014     Toronto Arts Council:  Media Artist Grant – Mid Career

2014     Canada Council for the Arts: Travel Assistance to Media Artists

2012     Ontario Arts Council: National and International Residencies

2011     Letters from the Sky – Experimental Video Art Festival:  Green Conscience Award

2010    Canada Council for the Arts: Travel Assistance to Media Artists

2010    Ontario Arts Council: Emerging Artist Visual Arts & Exhibition Assistance

2009    Ontario Arts Council: Access and Career Development & Exhibition Assistance

2009    Toronto Arts Council: Project grant for organizations for the LCCA

2004    Ontario Arts Council:  Emerging Visual Arts, & Exhibition Assistance

SCREENINGS

Mar. 2016     BAFNET meet ‘n’ screen, F.A.Q. Laden, Berlin, Germany

Feb. 2016     GIV le 40e: D’icitte et d’ailleurs, Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, France

Jan. 2016     GIV le 40e: D’icitte et d’ailleurs, Elles Tournent Dames, Brussels, Belgium

Nov. 2015     CineAsie, Montreal Arts Intercuturel, Montreal, QC

Aug. 2015     ReAct, Parkdale Film & Video Showcase, PARC, Toronto, ON

Apr. 2015     VideOntario Outwards Manifestations, SAW Video, Ottawa, Canada

Apr. 2015     GIV Presentation, Maison de la Culture du Plateau-Mount-Royal, Montreal, Canada

Alucine Latino Film and Media Fesitval, Toronto Canada

Oct. 2014      GIV Presentation, Maison de la Culture du Plauteau-Mount-Royal, Montreal, Canada

Oct. 2014      Jornadas de Reapropiación, Mexico City, Mexico

Oct. 2014     Turning to Night, Le Petite Versailles Garden, New York, New York

Aug. 2014     Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Cartagena, Colombia

May 2014      Pix Film Productions, Toronto, Canada

May 2014     VTape’s Screening, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany

May 2014      AIVA Video Art Festival, Finspång, Sweden 

Apr. 2014      Diversities, Alucine Festival, Jackman Hall, Toronto, Canada

Mar. 2014     Laidak, Berlin, Germany

Mar. 2014     Videoformes, Claremont-Ferrand, France

Mar. 2014     Atelier Sofia Underground, Sofia, Bulgaria

Jan. 2014     Media X, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Canada

Jan. 2014     Media X, Videopool, Winnipeg, Canada

Nov. 2013      Media X, Gallerywest, Toronto, Canada

Nov. 2013     Counter Move, Toronto International Reelasian Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

Oct. 2013      Photon Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Oct. 2014      Monitor 9, SAVAC, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston, Canada

Sept. 2013    Media X, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Canada

Aug. 2013     Monitor 9, SAVAC, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Canada

Jul. 2013      Strange Representations, Available Light Screening Collective, Saw Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

Jun. 2013     North Bay’s Asian Film Festival, Capitol Centre, North Bay, Canada

Apr. 2013     Monitor 9, SAVAC, no.w.here, London, England

Mar. 2013    Monitor 9, SAVAC, Innis Town Hall, Toronto, Canada

Oct. 2012     LAKINO Latin American Short Film Festival Berlin, Kino Babilon, Berlin, Germany

Jul. 2012      Tempo Forte, Casa das Caldeiras, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Jun. 2012      Digital Breakdown/Animation, Montreal Underground Film Festival Montreal,

Canada

Apr. 2012     AIVA, Angelholm International Video Art Festival, Angelholm, Sweden

Mar. 2012     Traffic Jam#2, Cross Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Mar. 2012    GIV Presentation, Maison de la culture Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal, Canada

Feb. 2012     Toronto New Works – Pleasuredome, Toronto, Canada

2011~2012   Letters from the Sky: Experimental Films on Climate Change, South Africa.

Dec. 2011     Sessao Corredor, Ateliê397, Sao Paulo, Brazil

EXHIBITIONS

2016     EL ENCUENTRO, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile (Performance)

2016     FESTIVAL OF ALTERNATIVE ARTS SUDBURY, Sudbury, ON

2015     FOTONOVIEMBRE FESTIVAL, Canary Islands, Spain

2015     THE SPECTRUM OF HYPERGEOMETRIC DISTRIBUTION, PNR COLLECTIVE

White Water Gallery, North Bay, Canada  (Collective solo)

2015     FEELINGS EXHIBITION, Alucine Latino Film & Media Festival

2014     HYPERREALIDAD, XIX Biennale of Visual Arts in Santa Cruz, Museo de Arte

Contemporaneo, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (solo)

2014     EL ENCUENTRO, The Hemispheric Institute conference, Concordia University,

Montreal, Canada

2013~2014 ARCHITECTURE OF BOOM, PNR Collective, Attic Gallery, Taipei Taiwan  (Collective solo)

2013     AUTORES EN SELECCION, FotoNoviembre, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain (solo)

2013     STRANGE REPRESENTATIONS, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada

2012~2013 THE GAZE, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada

2012     MOSTRA DE IMAGEM E MOVIMENTO, SESCTV, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012     BUILT FOR ART, 401 Richmond, Toronto, Canada

2012     TRAFFIC JAM #2, Cross Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan 

2012     FESTIVAL DE IMAGEM E MOVIMENTO, SESC, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2011      LOST SECRETS OF THE ROYAL exhibition for the Reelasian Film Festival, ASpace Gallery, Toronto, Canada (2-person exhibition)

2011      TWELVE PEOPLE, Gallerywest, Toronto, Canada

2011      ATLANTICA COLECTIVA, FotoNoviembre Festival, Tenerife, Canary Island

2011      FRACTION MEMORY, OCADU Graduate Gallery, Toronto, Canada (exhibition)

2010     THEN & NOW, A-Space Windows Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2010     THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW, Zoellner Arts Centre, Leigh University Art Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S. (Exhibition & private collection)

2010     TRAFFIC JAM #1, Matilha Cultural in Sao Paulo, Brazil  (exhibition)

2009     RESIDENCY EXHIBITION, Loznica Cultura Centre, Trsic, Serbia

2008     RE-MAKING KM6, Kiosko Galeria, SantaCruz, Bolivia (solo)

2008     CONTACTING TORONTO 08, TTC Subway – Toronto, Canada

2008     HARVEST OF MEMORIES, Gardener Museum, Toronto, Canada

2007      EL PLACER, IPN, Mexico City, Mexico

2007      PERFORMANCE ART EVENT, Offthemap, Toronto, Canada

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Present   CAPACETE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2014        Treasure Hill Artist Village, -ALSO Collective, Taipei, Taiwan

2012        Treasure Hill Artist Village, Traffic Jam Project #2, Taipei, Taiwan

2010        Casa das Caldeiras, Traffic Jam Project #1, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2009        Loznica Cultural Centre, and Belgrado School of Fine Arts, Trisc, Serbia

2008        Kiosko Galeria, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.  Funded by Triangle Foundation.

DISTRIBUTION

V-Tape, Toronto, Canada

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Toronto, Canada

GIV, Montreal, Canada

COLLECTION

Artist Pension Trust, New York, New York, Zoellner Arts Centre

Leigh University Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, U.S.

LANGUAGES

Written and verbal fluency in English and Spanish.

Verbal fluency in Korean.

Learning Portuguese.