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Date and Time

Thursday, Nov 2, 2023

5:00 — 6:00 pm




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The Center for the Arts is please to host a conversation between Heesoo Kwon (California College of the Arts), and Clareese Hill (CAMD). This event is co-organized with Asian American Studies with support of the South Korean Initiative Fund and co-sponsored by Center for Design.
Center for the Arts (CFA) Conversations are casual discussions between artists and curators/faculty. The artist will typically give a 20-30 minute talk, followed by a moderated Q&A and questions from the audience.

Artist Bio: Heesoo Kwon (b. 1990, Seoul, South Korea) is a multidisciplinary artist based in San Francisco. She earned a Master of Fine Arts at the University of California, Berkeley, and will start her position as an Assistant Professor in the Animation department at California College of the Arts in the Fall of 2023. Positioning herself as an artist, activist, archivist, anthropologist, and religious figure, Kwon builds feminist utopias in the digital realm that liberate one from personal, familial, and historical trauma rooted in patriarchy. Central to her practice and substantial bodies of work is Leymusoom, an autobiographical feminist religion she initiated in 2017 as a form of personal resistance against misogyny and an ever-evolving framework for investigating her family histories. Kwon utilizes technologies such as digital archiving, 3D scanning, and animation as her ritualistic and shamanistic tools to regenerate her woman ancestors’ lives without constraints of time and space, and to queer her past, present, and utopian dreams.