2022 Beyond the material and physical aspect, understanding of home lies in the intersection of socially accepted, romanticized notions as a safe, comforting and nurturing shelter with the diverse subjective experiences that can entail alienation, anxiety and stress. Alison Blunt and Robyn Dowling (2006) develop a concept of home through critical geography to draw out the relation between the place of home with, scale, identity and power that exists within the space (pp. 2-3). This theoretical concept contains a wide and multifaceted view where the architecture of the place intersects with emotional, experiential, and socio-cultural significance.
glass box project(s)
curatorial, collaborative, and community engagement project 2019-ongoing Glass Box is a curatorial artist project dedicated to creating spaces to initiate and generate dialogues centered on the idea of community and commonalty within a culturally diverse society.
room of her own
YACTAC 2019 Inspired by the story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" by Canadian writer Alice Munro, Room of Her Own investigates the possibility of creating a narrative through the arrangement of fragmented everyday objects.
no place, good place
an ongoing research project on the concept of Utopia, this project started at RUD 5, Bengtsfors, and presented at Sikås Art Center, Sweden in 2018 Embracing the impossibility of illustrating the island of Utopia described by Thomas More in his 1516 book Utopia, "No Place, Good Place" is a project that seeks to investigate the shape of Utopia within the existing spaces that linger on the threshold of place/non-place.
Beyond Spectacle Residency, Simon Fraser University, 2017 This project explores the idea of revolution and the need for change that mobilizes the masses. The research essay part of this project (in process) questions the aspects of the revolution that ties revolution to the idea of progress.
The Margin is the Center, AHVA Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 2015 Packet is a project that tries to unpack the complexity of crossing borders and as the consequence conflating spaces and time.
archeology of dreamed-reality
Morris and Helen Belkin art Gallery, Thesis Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada 2014 Extensive research project on the existential understanding of anxiety from the early 20th century Europe to the present time, this work draws from the work of Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, and Theodor Adorno and their definition and understanding of anxiety, dream, revolution and peace.
Ongoing Often gifted to artists or used in Glass Box Projects' gatherings, these hand-crafted objects try to intertwine the "why" and the "how" of contemporary art practices. This parallel interest helps me to understand materials in their raw forms and develop technical skills to narrow the gap between concept and the actual process of making.