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June Pak

Sessional Lecturer

JUNE PAK was born in Seoul, South Korea, and now lives in Toronto, Canada. By utilizing the assumed functions of hyphenation, as to both connect and divide two (or more) entities, she investigates different means to articulate visualization of ethnicity. She resists the prescribed ethnic subject’s positioning in the current universalized and institutionalized construction of ethnic work. Her multi-disciplinary works (photo, video, sound, text, installation, performance and writing) have shown around nationally and internationally. She received numerous grants from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council for her projects, and was a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award (Visual Arts) in 2004. She holds a BFA from York University, a MFA from University of Windsor, and a PhD (Practice-based in Visual Arts) from York University. She currently teaches as a sessional lecturer in Visual Studies program at University of Toronto.