“As It Is Becoming,” (Seoul, Korea)”, 2008. Single channel video installation, detail Image courtesy of the Artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery. © Jin-me Yoon

Jin-me Yoon is an important member of the vibrant contemporary art community in Vancouver. Her work is recognized across Canada and internationally for contributing to the ongoing discussions concerning identity and place. Yoon emigrated with he family from Korea to Vancouver in 1968. While studying for her Bachelor of Arts deree in Psychology at the University of British Columbia, where she graduated in 1985, she also worked and traveled widely in Asia. In 1990 she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Emily Carr College of Art and Design (now known as Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design). While studying contemporary art and poststructuralist and postcolonial theory in the 1980s, she was exposed to numerous significant artists and theorists engaged with questions of sexual and cultural difference. In 1992, after completing a Master of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Yoon returned to Vancouver to begin teaching in the Visual Arts Department of Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts, where she is now an Associate Professor. Since 1989 her work has ben exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.