• Graduate Program in Art History, Department of Visual Art & Art History

  • Hong Kal

  • Associate Professor

E hongkal@yorku.ca

EDUCATION

PhD State University of New York, Binghamton

BIOGRAPHY

Hong Kal teaches visual art and culture of East Asia. She has written about expositions and museums in relation to the formation of national identity. Her current research focuses on trauma art, socially engaged art, and artistic intervention in urban development in Korea. Her research was supported by Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Stanford University (2003-2005), Advanced Research Grant from Korea Foundation (2007-2008) and SSHRC Standard Grant (2010-2013). She is the author of Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism: Spectacle, Politics and History (Routledge, 2011) and published articles in journals of Comparative Studies in Society and History, Inter Asia Cultural Studies, Korean Studies, and The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. She is currently a core member of Korea in the World, the World in the Korean Studies, the project at York that received the grant ($ 1 million over 5 years, 2018-2022) from the Academy of Korean Studies. Her most recent publication is “The Art of Witnessing: The Sewol Ferry Disaster in Hong Sung-dam’s Paintings,” Korean Studies, 43, 2019, pp. 96-119.

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