Public and Private Speaking Engagements

2024  Artist Panel Presentation, Queer Translation: Transnational Korean Literature, Art, and Criticism, Graduate Center, Sarah Lawrence College, invited by Yeong Ran Kim, Hosu Kim, and Una Chung

2024  Workshop Presentation, Visual Material Perspectives from East Asia Workshop, Art History University of Chicago, invited by Yan JIN and Alan Longino

2024 “Portrait of the Contemporary Artist,” Panel Presentation, Diaspora Asian Art Network, College Art Association, Chicago, with presenters: Yoonsik Chico Park, Joohee Kim, Delaney Holton, Yi Yi Mon Rosaline Kyo, invited by chairs Sarah Magnatta and Yi Yi Mon Rosaline Kyo

2023 Artist and Curator (Rachel Jans) Gallery Walkthrough, Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, GYOPO, Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles

2023 With Friends/친구들하고 shorts screening and discussion with Kimsu Theiler and Alex Myung, GYOPO, Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles

2023 Artist Lecture, Adapting and Decolonizing Identity through Social Art Practice: an Adopted Korean Artist’s Journey, in “Transcultural Adaptation und Appropriation: East-West-West-East?” Literature and Cultural Studies, TU Braunschweig, Germany, invited by Eckart Voigts

2023 Artist Talk with Mayowa Tomori, Ampl Labs, Gallery Weekend, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Humboldt Forum, Berlin

2023 Self-Representation as Transnational Feminist Practice, Artist Talk/Workshop, University of Applied Art, Vienna, Austria, invited by Jo Schmeiser

2023 Madang: different perspectives from the Asia Diaspora on art, music, food, and community, with Ranjamrittika Bhowmik, Kakao Katzê, Hany Tea, Fräulein Kimchi, Späti-Format, Humboldt Forum, Berlin, organized and curated by the artist

2022 Artist Talk, Museum am Rothenbaum. Kulturen und Künste der Welt (MARKK)

2022 Body-Art-Sexism, BBK Hamburg and Kunsthaus Hamburg, Podium Talk with Anna Maria Linder, Vanessa Opoku, Sybille Peters, moderated by Madeleine Lauw

2022 Reimagining and restoring ancestral collections through decolonial practices a conversation with Emily Parr, Pacific Basin Institute, Pomona College, invited by Prof. Jane Mi Chang, Prof. Alex Chang and Prof. Alice Jim

2022 Vernehmungsraum, reading by Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Missing Persons Project screening and discussion, Korean Verband in collaboration with PalmArt Press, Berlin

2022 Representation of Home and Ancestral Homeland in Asian American Literature and Art, Asian American Studies Conference, Denver, CO, Organized by Prof. Kyung hee Pyun, Fashion Institute   of Technology with Jean Amato

2022 Munbang-do (The Scholar’s Study): Reinventing the Studiolo, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, invited by Prof. Alexandra Chang

2022 Munbang-do (The Scholar’s Study): Reinventing the Studiolo, Bard College, New York, invited by Prof. Alexandra Chang

2021 Korean Nomad, Symposium University of the Arts, Berlin

2021 Gallery Talk with Amir H. Fallah, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena

2021 Books and Things, The Studiolo of kate-hers RHEE, Decolonizing Curatorial and Museum Studies and Public Humanities Colloquium, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, invited by Alexandra Chang

2021 Artist Talk, New Media Artspace, Baruch College, invited by Prof. Katherine Behar

2021 Artist Talk, Kyoto City University of the Arts, invited by Prof. Yukako Ando

2020 Wunderkammerkŏri: das Gesamtwerk der Zukunft, performance lecture, Workshop-Series: Exhibiting Korea – New Perspectives on Art, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

2020 Pandemic Racism, presentation and discussion with Thao Ho, Kunsthalle Hamburgerplatz, Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin, curated by Sajan Mani

2020 Curating Asian Art, roundtable participation, with Jenny Lin and Rebecca Hall in Anuradha Vikram’s Visiting Artist and Scholar Seminar, USC, LA, CA

2020 Sex in the Cité,Or, Citing/ Siting Archival Intimacies and Empires, Visiting Artist Lecture, Asian Arts Archive, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2020 Throat Sound, Visiting Artist Lecture Performance, Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration and Sexuality, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, invited by Eng-Beng Lim

2020 Visiting Artist Lecture, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT, invited by Viet Le

2019 Artist Lecture, in the class Asian American Art and Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, invited by Prof. Kyunghee Pyun

2019 Artist Lecture, in the class Gender, Globalization, and the Politics of KPOP, NYU invited by Prof. Heijin Lee

2019 Voice: The Limitation and Liberation of Language, Lecture Performance and Artist Talk, University of Regensburg, Germany, invited by Prof. Kirsten Twelbeck

2018 The Politics of Beauty: Decolonizing Worlds conference, Panel Participant International Literature Festival, Berlin, curated by Raphaelle Efoui Delplanque

2018 Artist Lecture, Atelierhof Kreuzberg on the occasion of Intimacies and Imagined Fictions, video exhibition and the Global Arts Exchange, Asian Pacific American Institute, NYU, curated by Nabi Nara, SOMA Artspace, Berlin

2018 Artist Talk, on the occasion of I like Korea and Korea likes me, Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange, New York University, Gallery damdam, Korean Cultural Center (KCC), Berlin

2018 Artist Talk, Humboldt University, Contemporary Artist class, on the occasion of I like Korea and Korea likes me, Gallery dam dam, KCC, Berlin, invited by Bonnie Begusch

2018 Artist Talk, Art Center Pasadena, on the occasion of I like Korea and Korea likes me, Gallery dam dam, KCC, Berlin, invited by Prof. Jean Rasenberger

2018 Artist Talk with Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun, Korean Curator from the British Museum, on the occasion of I like Korea and Korea likes me, Gallery dam dam, KCC, Berlin

2018 MANIFESTO – A Modest Proposal, Symposium Panel Participant, immigration|imagination, Pitzer College Galleries, Claremont, CA, invited by Prof. Viet Le

2018 Visiting Artist Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, invited by Prof. Y. David Chung

2018 Visiting Artist Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, invited by Prof. Tyanna J. Buie

2017 Artist Lecture, Exile & Emigration Seminar, Bard College, Berlin. invited by Dorothea Schöne

2017 Artist Lecture, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, invited by Viet Le and Heather Snider

2017 Artist Lecture, Visual and Critical Studies, graduate seminar, California College of Art, invited by Prof.Viet Le

2017 Visiting Artist Lecture and Graduate and Undergraduate Critiques, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Art, Gender Race and Identity Program, Core Humanities, Hilliard Endowment, College of Liberal Arts, invited by Prof. Eungang Koh

2017 Artist Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, Center for Korean Studies (CKS). Gender and the Trans-Pacific World Program, invited by Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy

2017 Artist presentation, Radical Korean History for Adopted Koreans, Berkeley, CA, invited by Deann Borshay-Liem and HyunJu Chappell

2017 Artist Talk and Tour, Dahlem Museum, Berlin, 20. Markt der Kontinent, on the occasion of the exhibition Schnittmengen, invited by Curator Uta Rahman-Steinert

2017 Artist Lecture, Freie University, Berlin, The Beautiful Face of Modernity: Beauty, Beautification and Social Change in Transitional East Asia Conference, invited by Anett Dippner

2017 Visiting Artist Open House Guest Speaker and Graduate Critiques, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, invited by Prof. Y. David Chung
2017 Artist Lecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Nam Center for Korean Studies Colloquium Series

2016 Artist Lecture, University of California, Riverside, Ethnic Studies, Media Cultural Studies, YOK Center for Korean American Studies, invited by Prof. Crystal Baik

2016 Visiting Artist Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, Art Center, Pasadena, CA, invited by Prof. Tom Knechtel

2016 Artist talk, on the occasion of Where We Are Now, at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, invited by CIEE Global Institute, Berlin, (University of Hartford students)

2014 Artist Lecture, HBK Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Germany, invited by the class of Prof. Corinna Schnitt

2013 Visiting Artist, University of Rochester, NY, Anthropology, Media Studies & Modern Languages, invited by Prof. Eleana Kim

2013 Artist Lecture, MK 127 Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2012 Transmigration in Artistic Practice, artist lecture and video screening, Art Laboratory, Berlin, curated by Chris de Lutz and Regine Rapp

2012 It’s Complicated, Artist Presentation and Video Screening with Anja Michaelsen and Kim Sperling, Transnational Adoption, Symposium, Korean Cultural Center, invited by Jee-Un Kim, korientation, and Korean Verband, Berlin

2008 Recipient Speech, Korean American. Scholarship Foundation Awards Ceremony, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Artist Lecture, Asian American Awareness Conference, Art and Transracial Adoption, University of California-Irvine, CA

2005 Artist Lecture, Overseas Korean Foundation, Seoul and Jeju, Korea, New Visions Performance Conference

2005 Artist Lecture, Art & Action, Asian American Women’s Annual Conference, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

2004 Recipient Speech, KASF Awards Ceremony, Queens, NY

2004 Artist Lecture, Asian American Studies class, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, invited by Prof. Scott Kurashige

2004 Panel Participant, Korean American Adoptive Family Network Conference, San Francisco, CA

2003 Artist Talk, Art & Adoption, on the occasion of book release, After the Morning Calm, Troy Public Library, MI, invited by Sook Wilkinson

2003 Negotiating Identities: When Adoptive Parents Deny Korean Roots, Korean American Adoptive Family Network Conference, Washington DC

2002 Artist Talk and Screening, A Dialogue of Reconciliation:Adult Adoptees Communicating in Families, Communities & Nations, Annual International Communications Associations Conference, Seoul, invitational

2000 Panel Participant, Mind-sight, Money-site, Round Table Discussion, Loop Gallery, Seoul, invited by Jin Suk Seo

2000 Artist Showcase and Talk, Korean American Adoptive Family Network Conference, Newark, NJ

1998 Artist Talk, International Café, Gallery X, Chicago, IL, invited by Carmella Saraceno

1998 Artist Talk, Time Arts foundations class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL