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*From August 2-September 2, Monday-Thursday 10 AM - 4:30 PM*

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Mina Cheon: Dreaming Unification/Protest Peace

May 3 - September 2, 2021

Global art activist Mina Cheon draws inspiration from the partition of the Korean peninsula, in which she enlists a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, video, installation, and performance to deconstruct and reconcile the fraught history and ongoing coexistence between North and South Korea.

Her solo exhibition at The Korea Society, presented during the height of #stopasianhate movement and continuing tensions on Korean peninsula, showcases her most recent painting series of Unification Flags. Submerged in the custom-made IKB (Yves Klein blue) paint and incorporating the cosmopolitan expression of protest art style using stencil and spray, each Unification Flag painting is a symbolic new figuration, a body that parades in a procession for peace.

Mina Cheon is a new media artist, scholar, educator, and activist best known for her “Polipop” paintings inspired by Pop art and Social Realism. She has exhibited internationally, most recently at the Asia Society Triennial (2021), and her work is in the collection of museums in the U.S. and Korea. Cheon received a BFA in painting from Ewha Womans University; an MFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and an MFA in imaging and digital art from UMBC: An Honors University in Maryland; and a PhD in philosophy of media and communications at the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland. She is currently a Full-time Professor at MICA.