Ivetta Sunyoung Kang is an interdisciplinary visual/video artist and writer, working currently based in Montreal, Canada since 2012. She makes work across moving-image based media, text, (fiction) literature, and performance. She also sees her work as an extended/alternative/differentiated form of poetry. Alongside with her visual/video creation, she writes poetry and fiction stories.
She studied film directing in South Korea and has obtained her MFA at Concordia University in Canada. She has internationally presented short films and videos at numerous film festivals and galleries, including Jeon Ju International Film Festival in South Korea, Chennai International Women Film Festival in India, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery and M.A.I. in Canada, and SomoS Art House in Germany.
In 2016, She was shortlisted for the Simon Blais Award in Canada. She recently published a poetry book entitled Absent Seats. She is a co-founding member of an artist collective, called Quite Ourselves, and an A/V duo called CCVX?. Quite Ourselves experiments with public interventionism in search of alternative spaces for artistic presentation, exhibition, and gathering. Whereas, CCVX? presents improvisatory A/V performances that are produced with found and long-archived A/V footage. The duo is composed of Ivetta Kang and Eric You.
She is recently a member of Quite Ourselves and L’imprimerie.
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