Hyphenated Others: Understanding through personal stories
My projects examine the relationship between the workings of institutionalization of ethnicity and ethnic artworks. The process spans in three ways: art practice, theory and teaching. While I investigate visualization of ethnicity by re-analyzing the concept of visibility in my art practice, the theoretical aspect of my research is concerned with the currently limited methods of understanding ethnicity and the cultural impact of visual representation of ethnic subjects in popular media (films and commercials). As an extension, teaching takes an interdisciplinary approach by bridging the following areas: Visual Studies (visual arts and popular media); race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism; postcolonial theory and globalization; Video Art, and Installation (Space and Projection).