13th Gwangju Biennale — Minds Rising Spirits Tuning

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Min-hyung Kang, ‘Decentralized Practices’

In this video, Min-hyung Kang discusses how she has built her alliances across art, tech, and feminist communities in South Korea and beyond. She speaks about artistic strategies to counter the issues around ownership of technology and its circulation, and introduces Barim, an artist-run space that she is the director of.


Min-hyung Kang is a curator, researcher, translator (Korean, English, and Japanese), artist, and director of Barim—an independent artist-run space in Gwangju (barimart.wordpress.com). With a focus on trans-locality and decentralization, her research interests include the potentiality of practicing art locally that is not bound to the conventional locality, especially with new technology. Most recently, she curated Degital - in your hands—an exhibition hosted at Sewoon Building, Seoul—which seeks alternative forms of art that deal with digital technology (degitalarts.xyz). She holds a MA in New Media from Tokyo University of the Arts and a BA in Psychology and Japanese from University of Wisconsin-Madison.