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Presented by MFA Fine Arts

Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin

Feb 11, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

An installation in a dark gallery space with purple lights

Installation view of "Microbial Speculation of Our Gut Feelings," Recess, 2020.

Credit: Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin

MFA Fine Arts presents a talk by artist Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin, who explores the porousness of bodily boundaries and the ceaseless movement of living processes, like fermentation, echoing the history of colonialism. Shin is interested in entangling the history of conquest and the literal digestion of material—smells, microbes, and food—into a new system of relations that emerge from a complicated history of entanglement.


Recent and forthcoming exhibitions include ones at Jeju Biennale, Wave Hill, Recess, DOOSAN Gallery, Lewis Center for the Arts, Cuchifritos Gallery, Knockdown Center, among others. Shin is a 2020 Van Lier Fellow at Wave Hill and 2019 Visiting Artist Fellow at UrbanGlass. Select commissions include 2019 Visiting Artist for Col(LAB), Program in American Studies at Princeton University. Shin lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Currently, you can see her work in two exhibitions: "Microbial Speculation of Our Gut Feelings" at Recess in Brooklyn, NY, until February 22, and "stain begins to absorb the material spilled on 엎질러진 얼룩이 물질을 흡수하기 시작한다" at DOOSAN Gallery, in New York, NY, until February 15.

Free and open to the public