a multimedia-performance artist, interdisciplinary producer & curator, visual artist, and teacher
Minah was born and raised in South Korea. She came to Turtle Island (North America) in 2007 as a visiting student at University of British Columbia. Since then, she has been collaborating with various Canadian and international artists on interdisciplinary projects.
She has been creating performative art work in different forms that consciously explore issues at the boundary between art and life. Minah is a co-founder of FurryN@vel. The collective’s debut performance, We’ll Need a Piece of Cake Before We Die, was presented at the 2014 rEvolver Theatre Festival. Since 2020, Minah in collaboration with Wryly Anderson has been leading Art Action Earwig. As a team, we mobilize creative access to pressing matters that engender divides in our societies and beyond national borders.
As a new settler on unceded Coast Salish Territories, she is humble and honored to work as an associate curator at Cinevolution Media Arts Society with its dedicated team. She curated the online exhibition and public program components of Digital Carnival Z in 2021. She was a curatorial assistant for Cinevolution’s Digital Carnival 2018-2019. She also has been working as an associate curator for DocuAsia Forum since 2017. Minah’s collaboration with Cinevolution began as an artist for the organization’s site-specific multimedia festival in 2016. Her collaborative artworks were part of Digital Carnival 2016 and 2017. As a socially engaged artist, she harnesses communications in and between diverse communities through practice-based research, performances, panel discussions, and publications. Her public panels and presentations have appeared at conferences and performances in Vancouver, Montreal, San Francisco, and Toronto.
Minah holds an MA in Comparative Media Arts and a BFA in Theatre performance from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. She has also studied visual arts & design at Korea University in Seoul.