I am Taey.
I am a South Korean artist and writer based in London and Seoul. My work engages with untranslatable socio-cultural memories and sensations through language and moving images, social practice and installation.
I am interested in the entangled, liminal space occupied by women, migrants, and queer-feminists as a site of political, cultural and linguistic resistance in a decolonising context. Currently I am a Resident Researcher in Art Asia Activism in Raven Row (2021). My artistic research focuses on the decolonising of botanical culture and a reimagining of racial justice within collective practice.
My recent work, A Great Circle with No Rim (2021) explores the physical and mental space of Asian migrants’ experience in the English landscape through running. I also founded the experimental learning/unlearning platform, Care for Collective Curatorial Practice, making collective curatorial inquiry as a caring practice.
In parallel, I work as an artist collective with Youngsook Choi, Breakwater, since 2020. Our work explores social practice across subject matters around climate justice and migrants’ lived experience, excavating counter-narratives centred around spiritual knowledge and the political resonances of landscape. Breakwater set up a community healing project, Becoming Forest, engaging with Southeast Asian migrants, building care infrastructure through creative workshops through understanding the nature of the forest. We are currently engaged in a radio residency (2021, collaboration with Cường Phạm) with at the Arts Catalyst, producing seasonal episodes exploring mental health issues with diasporic experience in a postcolonial context. I am also a working member of the Feminist Duration Reading Group.
I completed my PhD in the programme of Gender, Identity and Culture, funded by Writing on Borders, from the John Hume Institute at University College Dublin. I have also studied interactive media, fine art, Korean contemporary literature and English postmodern literature.
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