Ivetta Sunyoung Kang is a settler artist from South Korea, working across interdisciplinary, including cinema, video installation, text, performance, and participation. Her project-oriented practice is anchored in multi-platform research shifting between knowledge studies, psychosomatic, speech act, anxiety treatments, process philosophy and queer theory. Kang obtained a BFA in Film Production at Sang Myung University in South Korea and an MFA from Concordia University in Canada. She has presented internationally, including at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2022), ArtScience Museum (2022), and Dazibao (2022), among others. She has participated/is participating in AiR programs at the AGO X RBC Artist-in-Residence at Art Gallery of Ontario (2022) in Canada and ZK/U in Germany, among others. She has been awarded the RBC Newcomer Arts Award (2021) and was shortlisted for the Simon Blais Award (2016). She has published two self-publication projects, Absent Seats (2019) and Tenderhands #1-100 (2022). She is a co-founding member of Quite Ourselves, an artist collective seeking sustainable mobility in life and art creation. Ivetta wanders in Tkaronto/Toronto and works based in Tkaronto and Tiohtià:ke/Montreal on the land now called Canada. Ivetta curiously wanders around multicultural psychoanalysis studies and post-colonial debris in search of unsettling languages and unrealized emotions. She also is keen on observing knowledge generation and personal storytelling collide and how exquisite, fleeing utterances and collective movements merge or subvert one another.




 

Let’s face the question rising here:
Where does this impulsive yet perpetual loving of mine come from toward whomever I encounter?
Which future of my humanity do I strive for?





︎ Yes, that’s right.
I tend to carry many questions every day that can’t/won’t/shouldn’t be answered. 
If you want to join a series of my questions, here is the gate




www.yourtenderhands.com
www.quiteourselves.com




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