Dr. Vicki Sung-yeon Kwon is a Korean immigrant in Canada, living and working in the territory of the First Peoples of Canada as a feminist and supporter of the rights of gender and ethnic minorities. Kwon teaches courses on Art as Social Practice, Twentieth-century Art in East Asia, Korean Art, and Art, Design, and Visual Culture in the Contemporary Era in the department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta. Kwon’s research explores modern and contemporary art in East Asia in relation to global histories of art, multiple modernisms, transnationalism, and feminist activism. Her doctoral research examined socially engaged art in Korea and Japan, focusing on representation of migrant workers, victims of wartime atrocities, and ethnic minorities in post-disaster communities. As curator, coordinator, or artist and researcher, Kwon has participated in exhibitions held in Canada, Norway, South Korea, and Switzerland. Her work has been published in journals Korean Studies, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Asian Studies Review, and Imaginations. Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow at Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies at Seoul National University.
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