Yunjoo Kwak (1977, KR) graduated from the Dutch Art Institute/ArtEZ (MFA, 2011) in Arnhem and the Korean National University of Arts (MFA, 2008). She was an artist-in-residence at The Otolith Collective (2015) in London, and has participated in various exhibitions and screenings such as the Kuandu Biennale, Taiwan, Museum Sepuluh Nopemver, Surabaya, Rujak Center for Urban Studies, Jakarta, the Korean Cultural Center, London and Studium Generale, Amsterdam. Her major video works include 'Café Downey’s' (2013), 'A Chronicle of Plan van Gool' (2014) and 'The Defectors' (2017).
Kwak’s practice is research-based and process-oriented, with a focus on architecture, migration, history, marginality and globalization. She works across the disciplines of film, photography, lecture performance, publication and archiving. Kwak is interested in the blind spots of historical representation, and seeks ways to haunt them through her artistic practice. In the context of her PhD trajectory, Kwak aims to develop the ongoing long-term research project and body of work, 'Unfinished Odyssey' that she initiated in 2015.