Yong Soon Min
Yong Soon Min’s art practice, inclusive of curatorial projects, engages interdisciplinary sources and processes in the examination of issues of representation and cultural identities, and the intersection of history and memory. Recent exhibitions highlights include: 10th and 3rd Havana Bienal, Smith College Museum, 7th Gwangju Biennale, Third Guangzhou Triennale, 2007 International Incheon Women Artists Biennale, Pacific Film Archive, The Asia Society and Museum, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Museum of Modern Art, NY, and Oboro Gallery, Montreal.
Min's awards include the Fulbright Senior Scholar, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept’s COLA grant, Rockefeller Foundation, Korea Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and the Anonymous Was A Woman Fund. Recent curatorial projects include transPOP: Korea Vietnam Remix (Arco, Seoul, San Art & Galerie Quynh, Vietnam, Yerba Buena Art Center); Exquisite Crisis and Encounters (Asian/Pacific/American Studies Institute of New York University); and THERE: Sites of Korean Diaspora (4th Gwangju Biennale, Korea).
Min has served on the Board of Directors of: Asian American Arts Alliance (1988-93, NYC), Artists Space (1991-93, NYC), Women's Caucus for the Arts (1992-95, national), College Art Association (1997-2001, national; co-chaired 1999 L.A. conference), Side Street Gallery (1993-06, Los Angeles), Korean American Museum (1997-2001, Los Angeles).
Min has been affiliated with UCI’s Culture and Theory Ph.D program and in affiliation at Department of Asian American Studies.