Ivetta Sunyoung Kang is a research-based, interdisciplinary artist from South Korea, working across cinema, video installation, text, performance, and participation. Ivetta works based in Tkaronto/Toronto and Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, Canada. Kang obtained an MFA from Concordia University in Canada. She has internationally presented, including at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (2022), ArtScience Museum (2022), and Dazibao (2022), among others. She has participated/is participating in the AGO X RBC Artist-in-Residence at Art Gallery of Ontario (2022) in Canada and the AiR at ZK/U in Germany, among others. She has been awarded the RBC Newcomer Arts Award (2021) and was shortlisted for the Simon Blais Award (2016). She has published two self-publication projects, Absent Seats (2019) and Tenderhands #1-100 (2022). Kang is a co-founding member of Quite Ourselves, an artist collective seeking sustainable mobility in life and art creation.
Ivetta curiously wanders around multicultural psychoanalysis studies and post-colonial debris in search of unsettling languages and unrealized emotions. She also is keen on observing knowledge generation and personal storytelling collide and how exquisite, fleeing utterances and collective movements merge or subvert one another.