In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Your Artistic Background/Mission
Born and raised in Busan, Korea, Kate Bae is an immigrant artist and independent curator based in New York City. Her youth was mostly spent on exploring the purpose of life and how to communicate with others. Kate’s art practice is focused on multiple identities, memories, neurosis and psychological borders. She holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both in painting. Some of her recent exhibitions include Temporary Approximations and Grow, co-curatorial projects with Fictional Art Collective, an women artist led organization based in NYC. Kate is also recipient of several awards, Creative Capital Professional Development Program in 2018 and New York Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in 2017. She has completed many residencies such as the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, SÍM Seljavegur Residency, the Studios at Mass MoCA, Trestle Gallery Residency, the Wassaic Project, Contemporary Artist Center, Tentacles+Surface Arts, Post Contemporary Residency and most recently at Marpha Foundation, Mustang, Nepal. Kate has exhibited nationally and internationally and has upcoming solo show at the Sunroom Project Space in Wave Hill, Bronx, NY in 2019.
Your Creative Influences
My inner dialogue is spoken interchangeably in English and Korean, developing a paradoxical nature where lack of English skills creates logical holes. I am inherently influenced by Korea’s longstanding history of subordinancy, be it under suzerainty of China, imperialist Japan, or the hegemonic imprint of Cold War era United States. The residue of these cultural inhibitions comes off as a vomit of an admixture of rewritten histories: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Plato, Japanimation, German romantic literature, death metal, luxury articles, compulsory ESL classes, hyper-modernity, and the saccharine leftovers of Postwar America at its cheekiest.
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