Jae Hwan Lim
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2020, Interdisciplinary Studio, Master of Fine Arts
Jae Hwan Lim is a politically driven artist-activist who criticizes the lurking human rights violation and bureaucracy that limit democratic freedoms in South and North Korea. Creating installations, performances, and social practices that illuminate violence in society and politics, Lim is currently an Master of Fine Arts degree candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Lim is the founder and director of Humans in North Korea (HNK), an organization that advocates for North Korean defectors in the United States and for global citizenship. He has served as a Delegate of the Northwestern University Conference for Human Rights and was an Art-Uni-On artist, a fellowship sponsored by Hyundai Motors and Seoul National University. Lim has been featured in numerous news media, including The Korea Times and Korea Daily. He has exhibited in a forum for an International NGO, Global Network for Rights and Development in Stavanger, Norway; Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea; University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies in Chicago, IL; Nous Tous Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; 99 Sudbury Gallery in Toronto, Canada; and University of Helsinki, Finland.
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