“Through my art practice, I seek to develop the potential for art to reveal the ambiguities and contradictions that lie hidden in what is taken for granted in the everyday experience.
Having recently immigrated to Vancouver, my focus has shifted to the specific challenges faced by global nomadic citizens who encounter new languages, customs and tacit social agreements. Translation Services was developed as a part of Curatorial Residencies program with 221A. The project presented three international artists’ practices, a workshop with ESL children and a publication in order to explore translation in a new way; rather than as the process of representing an essential origin, as a beguiling, contentious space for abstraction and emergent cultural production.”
HyungMin Yoon received her BFA from the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul and her MFA from Chelsea College, University of the Arts London. Her first work produced in Vancouver was Heaven and Earth, a floating public pond art project at Dr Sun-Yat Sen Chinese Garden in 2011. Yoon’s works have been exhibited internationally in Korea, Switzerland and the UK. Yoon was a 2011/12 curatorial resident at 221A in Vancouver.