Artist-in-Residence / 2016–2017


yoonjihae is a new media and performance artist whose work explores memory, loss, personal histories, narrative form, displacement and the body. Her work pulls from past experiences to contemplate the choreographies of space, trained bodies and the way we use non-verbal language to communicate via sound, light and gesture. During her one-year residency at Artspace, yoonjihae will continue her investigation into the capacity of the PDF (portable document file) to communicate via a non-linear narrative. She also plans to interrogate the internet as a space that dictates our livelihoods and compromises our sense of security.

yoonjihae was born in Chicago and moved to New Haven in 20015 to teach New Media at the Educational Center for the Arts and Gateway Community College. She graduated with an MFA in Film, Video and Performance from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson (2014) after receiving a BFA in Studio Art from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007). She also studied at the Summer Studio Program at Oxbow School of Art (2004), with a concentration in Glass and Sculpture, and the United States Naval Academy (2002), with a concentration in Chemistry and Mathematics. yoonjihae currently lives and works in New Haven.