Born in South Korea, Yujin received BFA from Cornell University, during which she studied abroad in Rome and Shanghai. After college, she lived in Berlin for three years before moving to New York in 2013. There, she received MFA in visual arts at Columbia University. Since 2015, she has been living and working between Seoul, Berlin, and New York.
Autobiographical storytelling is central to Yujin’s work. Having lived in parts of Asia, America, and Europe, her work embodies a cross-cultural and transnational disposition. She is inspired by family, friends and acquaintances whose lives exist beyond national borders and manifest social and political zeitgeist. Such interpersonal relationship—in-yeon as Koreans call it—has long been the core of her artistic practice.
The play 99 live Shanghai immediately resonated with Yujin’s practise and her poster manifests the echoes and the connections that the life stories of Shanghai residents provoke.