Arising out of research into family narratives and grassroots peace movements on Jeju Island, Young Sun Han‘s text and photo-based installations respond to consequences of war and migration in North and South Korea. Through research and travel – mining memoir, oral histories, articles, travel brochures, and forbidden photographs – Han’s installation examines stories of the Korean diaspora.
Young Sun Han has exhibited internationally at venues including David Zwirner and Printed Matter (New York), Sanderson Contemporary Art (Auckland, New Zealand), The University of Sydney, and the Elijah Wheat Showroom (Brooklyn). Han received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ). Han divides his time between Portland, Maine and New York.
Young Sun Han | Passages From a Memoir and Tourist in the Dark is curated by CMCA’s Executive Director & Chief Curator, Timothy Peterson. The exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
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Image caption: Installation view of Young Sun Han’s Passages From a Memoir + Tourist in the Dark.
A special thank you to Annie Bailey, Hannah Berta, Keenan Boscoe, Lyle Downes Toney, and Soren Moesswilde for their installation expertise in making this exhibition possible.
A Korean-American Artist’s Search for His Family’s Past – Hyperallergic, May 2022