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Scotiabank Photography Award: Jin-me Yoon

Spring/Summer 2023
Main Gallery and University Gallery
Curator: Gaëlle Morel

This exhibition, composed of seminal series along with new works, celebrates artist Jin-me Yoon’s lens-based art. Korean-born and based in Vancouver, Yoon reflects critically upon the construction of national and diasporic identities in relation to her personal experience and broader geopolitical contexts. The artist, winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award (2022), repurposes visual stereotypes and dominant narratives to explore gender, culture, and citizenship in an accelerated, globalized era. Yoon’s work also reframes viewers’ understanding of some of the most pressing issues today, including the impacts of colonialism, militarization, displacement, and environmental devastation.

Photo grid of 67 portraits of east asian people with a painted mountain landscape behind them
Fig. 1

Jin-me Yoon, A Group of Sixty-Seven, 1996, 135 chromogenic prints. Courtesy of the artist

Photo grid of the backs of 67 east asian people with a painted abstract greenery in front of them
Fig. 2

Jin-me Yoon, A Group of Sixty-Seven, 1996, 135 chromogenic prints. Courtesy of the artist

Scotiabank Photography Award: Jin-me Yoon