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Upcoming Events

2025 Fonderie Darling - Open Access International Residency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2025 Solo Exhibition at Centre[3] Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2024 Sculpture Space - International Artist Residency Program, Utica, NY, US   
2024 Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity – Leighton Artist Studios 2024 - 2025, Alberta, Canada
2024 Centre[3] for Artistic and Social Practice - Centre[3] Incite Foundation Residency, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada      

Solo Exhibitions

2023 Dirge, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

2016 Face, Whanki Museum, Seoul, South Korea
2015 Face, La Centrale Gallery Powerhouse, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2014 Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2013 Face, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY, US
2011 Monology, The Print Studio, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2010 We came in doves, A Space Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2009 Drain, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2007 Island, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY, US
2004 Breeding Season, Big Orbit Galley, Buffalo, NY, US
1995 Kyungin Galley, Seoul, South Korea 

Artist Residency Programs

2024 (Current) ISCP (International Studio & Curatorial Residency Program), Brooklyn, NY, US

2020 MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) Studio Residency, MA, US

2018 NARS (New York Art Residency and Studios) Foundation International Artist Residency, Brooklyn, NY, US 
2016 Vermont International Artist Residency, Vermont, US
2004 Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency (Toronto Artscape), Toronto Island, Ontario, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Contemporary Korean-Canadian Art Exhibition, ICAO (Place de la Cite Internationale), Montreal, QC, Canada      

2018 Somewhere down the line, NARS Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US
2017 Twenty Minutes of Action (Selected Group Exhibition), Centre[3], Hamilton, ON, Canada 
2017 Urban Green Project (Selected Group Exhibition), Sam Lawrence Park, Hamilton, ON, Canada 
2016 Public Banner Stand Intervention, Enraged, Inertia Ran off, Red Tree Collective, Hamilton, ON, Canada            
2012 Unseen/SEEN 2/6, Studio 42, Toronto, ON, Canada
2008 Being Absent, Art Space & Hall walls Contemporary Art Centre, Buffalo, NY, US
2008 Gender Alarm, LA CENTRALE Gallery Powerhouse, Montreal, QC, Canada
2008 TH&B (Funded from Ontario Arts Council Special Projects Grant), Imperial Cotton Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
2007 State of Being (Three Persons Show), 621 Galley, Tallahassee, FL, US
2006 The Life and Death of I.D., McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON, Canada
2005 X Industria - CAFKA 05, Kitchener City Hall, ON, Canada
2005 SHOWCASE 05, Cambridge Gallery, Cambridge, ON, Canada
2005 BEYOND / IN WESTERN NEW YORK 2005, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, US

2004 Current Exchange, Zavits Gallery, Zavits Hall, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
2004 DOWN THERE, Art Department Gallery, Centre for the Arts, University at Buffalo, NY, US          
2004 18+, Formula Gallery, Buffalo, NY, US
2004 OPERATION, Art Department Gallery, Centre for the Arts, University at Buffalo, NY, US                             
2000 The 11th Municipal Sculpture Exhibition of Seoul, Deokwon Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1999 Invitational Exhibition of the Korean Registered Sculptors, Municipal Museum of Seoul, South Korea  
1999 Exhibition of the Korean Sculptress Association, Arts Complex Gallery, Seoul, South Korea            
1998 Exhibition of 200 Korean Representative Sculptors, Sun Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1998 The 8th Municipal Sculpture Exhibition of Seoul, Changhee Village, Bundang, South Korea                   
1997 Exhibition of the National Sculptor Association, National Central Theater of Korea, Seoul, South Korea                
1997 The Group, Ungjeon Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1997 300 Spaces, Seonam Gallery, Seoul, South Korea        
1997 Sculpture in Performance, National Central Theater of Korea, Seoul, South Korea

1996 The 7th Municipal Sculpture Exhibition of Seoul, Seokyung Gallery, Seoul, South Korea                       
1996 1996 Message, Dansung Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1994 Invitational Exhibition for Gallery Opening, Cosmos Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1994 COMPLEX, Fine-Tree Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1994 The 5th Municipal Sculpture Exhibition of Seoul, Seokyung Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1994 Direction of Korean Fine Arts, Kyungin Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 
1993 The 4th Municipal Sculpture Exhibition of Seoul, Arts Complex Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1993 COMPLEX, Fine-Tree Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1993 Midnight News, Chungnam Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
1993 Midnight News, Fine-Tree Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

 

Education

2004 M.F.A State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA

1995 M.F.A in Sculpture, University of Seoul, South Korea

1992 B.F.A in Sculpture, University of Seoul, South Korea

Reviews, Articles and Publications

2018 “Home and (Be) Longing” by Nicole Shea, EuropeNow, Columbia University, Home and (Be)Longing – EuropeNow (europenowjournal.org)
2012 “Faciality, Trauma and Ambivalence in Performance Art” by Alice Ming Wai Jim, www.centre3.com                          

2009 ”Crossovers” by Sally Frater, Border Crossings, Issue No. 113
2009 “Insoon Ha: Drain” Art Pulse. October - November 2009:79
2009 “Exhibition Detail-Insoon Ha: Drain” Art Slant, November

2009 “Get Out More: Gallery hopping” by Milech, Leanne, President: To Live With Culture
2009 “Good Performance Art” by Christopher Nones, To Live with Culture, November 11

2008 “Gender, alarmed” by Thom Large, The McGill Daily, Oct 06
2007 “Art Castaway” by Lucy Yau, Buffalo Art Voice, June 21
2006 “Identity Crisis” by Regina Haggo, THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR, October 31
2006 “Identity Theft” by Todd Westcott, The Silhouette, October 12
2005 “SHOW CASE”, THE RECORD, August 21
2005 “Where It’s at”, ECOH, September 1
2005 “Exhibit of regional art has big range” by Richard Huntington, The Buffalo News, May 9
2005 “Buffalo takes aim at Toronto’s art primacy” by Peter Goddard, Toronto Star, May 7
2004 “Insoon Ha: Pathos and Compassion” by Lucy Yau, Buffalo Art Voice, April 8
1995 “Artist Review & Interview: Insoon Ha”, Korean Art World, January 1995
1995 “A Study on the Object Realized in Modern Arts”, M.F.A. Thesis, University of Seoul

Grant, Scholarships and Awards

2024 Research and Project Development Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2023 Residency Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2021 Visual Artists Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2021 Visual Artists Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2018 Visual Arts Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2018 Explore and Create Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2018 Visual Artists Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2013 Visual Artists Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2013 Visual Artists Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2012 Career Development Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2011 Visual Artists Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2011 Visual Artists Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2010 Exhibition Assistant Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2009 Exhibition Assistant Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2009 Project Grants, Canada Council for the Arts

2003 Frances R. and Louis B. Morrison Memorial Scholarship, SUNY at Buffalo, NY, USA

1999 Awarded from 19th Joongang Fine Arts Competition (@ Hoam Gallery, Seoul, South Korea)

1998 Awarded from Korean Fine Arts Competition (@ National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea) 

 

Public Collections

1999 Monument for Kiheung-Youngduk Apt. Block Construction, Korean National Housing Corporation

1998 Monument for 4H 50-years Memorial, Korean Agricultural Science and Technology

 

Public Lectures

2019 Guest Lecture: “War and Woman’s right", Graduate Seminar, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

2019 Guest Lecture: “Comfort women", Cross-Disciplinary Studies, Ontario Collage of Art and Design, Toronto, ON, Canada

 

Teaching Experience

09/1998 - 08/2000 Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Environmental Sculpture, University of Seoul, South Korea

09/1999 - 12/1999 Adjunct Lecturer, College of Health Sciences, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

09/1996 - 08/1998 University TA, Department of Environmental Sculpture, University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea 

email: insoonha@hotmail.com       

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