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Yunjin La-mei Woo is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who examines what it means to be human or otherwise through allegories of contagion, haunting, and conjuring. Born as a granddaughter of a Korean shaman, Woo is interested in summoning a different image of who we may become by dealing with who we have been. She investigates how images of the infectious, insane, or supernatural intersect with issues of power, gender, class, and ethnicity. To this end, Woo pays special attention to the everyday as a politically charged site where the dominant ideology is not only affectively felt and but also infected by unexpected aberrations and creative ruses. Her research-based work encompasses video, performance, drawing, sound, installation, writing, and social interventions. 


Woo received her MFA in Sculpture from Seoul National University and PhD in Communication and Culture from Indiana University Bloomington. Her creative work and writing have been exhibited, screened, and published nationally and internationally. Woo is currently Associate Professor of Art at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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