2018 Season III

Artist Statement/ Biography

Insoon Ha's practice is located within the intersecting rubrics of the abject and post-colonialism, and she employs these two theoretical frameworks to explore the relationships between violence, pain and gender. Her works are mired within brutality, hovering between the aftermath of assault or in the posited in the moments before an act of aggression is set to transpire. Most of the pieces that Ha creates, while often bloodless in depiction, still manage to convey a certain debased essence of degradation.

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Insoon Ha was born in Seoul, South Korea, and currently lives in Toronto, Canada. She is an multidisciplinary artist who works in sculpture, installation, performance, photography and video. Her work has been exhibited internationally including selected exhibitions in Canada, Contemporary Canadian Art, McMaster Museum of Art, Albright-Knox Art Museum in buffalo, NY and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Whanki Museum in Seoul, Korea. She holds MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Fine Arts. She received numerous grants from Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council for her project.