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Yunjin La-mei Woo is an interdisciplinary artist and a cultural-studies researcher who examines what it means to be human or otherwise, often through metaphors of contagion and everyday tactics. Born as the granddaughter of a Korean shaman, her practice is informed by her research on how images of the infectious, non-human, or supernatural intersect with issues of power, gender, class, and ethnicity. She pays special attention to the everyday as a politically charged site where the dominant system is modified by creative ruses, unexpected aberrations, and mundane interruptions. Her transdisciplinary work encompasses experimental video, performance, sculpture, installation, writing, and social interventions. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Seoul National University and is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation in Communication and Culture at Indiana University Bloomington. Woo is Assistant Professor of Art at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.




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