Hong Kal

Hong Kal
Hong Kal

BA, MFA (Seoul National University), MA, PhD (State University of New York, Binghamton)

Associate Professor
Visual Art and Art history (Asian Art History)
Visual Art and Art history (Asian Art History)
Department of Visual Art & Art History

I teach art and visual culture of East Asia and topics of memorials, museums, urban spectacles, and socially engaged art practices. I received PhD in art history from State University of New York in Binghamton and a postdoctoral research fellowship from Stanford University (2003-2005). I have written on expositions and museums in Korea and Japan with issues of colonial and imperial cultures and national identity in my book Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism: Spectacle, Politics and History (Routledge, 2011) and articles published in journals including Comparative Studies in Society and History, Inter Asia Cultural Studies, and The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. My research was supported by Advanced Research Grant from Korea Foundation (2007-2008) and SSHRC Standard Grant (2010-2013). My current research focuses on trauma art, socially engaged art, and artistic intervention in gentrification in Korea.