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HaeAhn Kwon


HaeAhn Kwon is a visual artist whose work centers primarily on drawing, sculpture, and installation, probing strategies of the makeshift and improvisation. Informed by vernacular architecture in the urban environment of her native South Korea, her practice recombines and transforms everyday objects, highlighting a tension between a culture of excess and the resourcefulness born of crises. Kwon received her MFA from the University of Guelph in 2018 and a BFA from the Cooper Union. In addition to her independent practice, she frequently collaborates with Canadian artist Paul Kajander as HaeAhn Paul Kwon Kajander. Threading given and family names together, their practice challenges identificatory constructs such as gender, ethnicity, and patriarchal lineage. They are represented by Franz Kaka.