Jungmok Yi, MFA 2020

February 5-8, 2020

Opening Reception: February 7th, 6-8pm

Performance: February 7th, 7pm

Violent Flower: Act of Carrying, 2020, durational performance, video credit: Nicolo Gentile

The Star Spangled Banner: Observation, 2020, durational and interactive performance, video credit: Sarah Kim​​​​​​​

Artist Statement

My practice lays in-between space, the queerest space. Being a 1.5 generation Korean-American immigrant and a non-binary persyn, I have faced social alienation in both countries because of gender, sexuality, and social class. I was assigned female at birth and raised to be a Korean womxn. The typical idea of the“ female experience” nauseatingly includes topics on body dysmorphia, oppression, depression, sexual violence and lack of agency. I found this experience to directly correlate with devaluing my own existence. Upon understanding the root of my lack of self-love, I began to question, analyze and observe the feeling of worthlessness and began to take steps in repossessing my humanity.